Small Business Susan

Testing that SMTP

So you’ve set up smtp on a server but need to check to make sure that the server is ‘ready to go’ as soon as the Web/Mail hoster cuts over the MX records?


From the outside (and this is where a little bit of RWW can help… ) telnet to the IP address of the server


telnet blah.blah.blah.blah 25


You then get back this… indicating you are good to go


220 domain.com Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 6.0.3790.1830 ready at  Wed,
22 Nov 2006 15:39:46 -0800


See?  You can then see that you are ready to go…



1 comment so far ↓

  • #   Greg on 11.22.06 at 7:49 pm     

    If that fails check the MX record using http://www.mxtoolbox.com/ if that is ok it probably means you have not configured your firewall/router correctly to allow port 25 through it.