[SATLUG] using telnet to send emails

Chris Lemire good_bye300 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 28 15:42:51 CST 2007


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How can I send an email using telnet and my mail server including my
name. For example.

chris at ubuntu:~$ telnet localhost 25
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ubuntu ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu)
HELO server.com
250 ubuntu
MAIL FROM: Chris L.
555 5.5.4 Unsupported option: >.
MAIL FROM: Chris
555 5.5.4 Unsupported option:
MAIL FROM: Chris username at gmail.com
555 5.5.4 Unsupported option: username at gmail.com
MAIL FROM: "Chris user at gmail.com"
250 2.1.0 Ok
MAIL FROM: "Chris L. user at gmail.com"
503 5.5.1 Error: nested MAIL command

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Christopher Lemire
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