how to test SMTP
i have install postfix (smtp server) on ubuntu.
and also configured that by using these command --
1. apt-get install postfix
2. dpkg-reconfigure postfix
every thing is fine.........
but now how to test that smtp is working or not...
i have not install telnet, is this required for smtp?
plz send me step to check smtp ......
I tested my mail configs using a yahoo account. When I'd got it to the point where I could send and received messages through to my own and other users mailboxes on my server, I stopped tweaking it :D
but testing from telnet is a very important skill. this doesn't require you to install the telnet server though and I believe the telnet client should already be available.
telnet send email - Google Search
very very handy, that way you aren't waiting to see if its a network problem or waiting on another host to connect to your server.
use nmap localhost
that will do