TIP: We use the domain example.com as an example. Be sure to replace with your own domain.
- Open your command prompt.
- Now, connect with telnet using the following command:
telnet example.com 25
- Type ehlo example.com. Some servers also accept helo in place of ehlo.
- Type mail from: email@example.com:
mail from: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Type rcpt to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (replace with your actual recipient name):
rcpt to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- To write the message – type data, followed by your subject and message. To end the message, put a period on a line by itself and press enter:
data Subject: My Telnet Test Email Hello, This is an email sent by using the telnet command. Your friend, Me .
- Type quit to exit telnet.