Telnet problem



Limbo
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
I'm trying to telnet into my ISP mail server, using the command: "open
smtp.dsl.pipex.net 25". However instantly I get an error "Could not open
connection to the host, on port 25: connect failed"

The error appears so fast that I suspect there is another reason for the
connection fail. Any suggestions?

I can connect to the mail server fine in outlook.

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Same here.
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Limbo wrote:
> I'm trying to telnet into my ISP mail server, using the command: "open
> smtp.dsl.pipex.net 25". However instantly I get an error "Could not open
> connection to the host, on port 25: connect failed"
>
> The error appears so fast that I suspect there is another reason for the
> connection fail. Any suggestions?
>
> I can connect to the mail server fine in outlook.

Limbo
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Tried some other ISP outgoing mail servers on port 25, always get "could not
open connection" error, but when trying the imcoming mail server on port 110
it always work and I see the welcome message!!

What is causing the problem with outgoing mail servers?


"PA Bear" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Same here.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security
>
> Limbo wrote:
>> I'm trying to telnet into my ISP mail server, using the command: "open
>> smtp.dsl.pipex.net 25". However instantly I get an error "Could not open
>> connection to the host, on port 25: connect failed"
>>
>> The error appears so fast that I suspect there is another reason for the
>> connection fail. Any suggestions?
>>
>> I can connect to the mail server fine in outlook.

bumtracks
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
"Limbo" <no_spam_please@reply_to_group.com> wrote in message
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> Tried some other ISP outgoing mail servers on port 25, always get "could
> not open connection" error, but when trying the imcoming mail server on
> port 110 it always work and I see the welcome message!!
>
> What is causing the problem with outgoing mail servers?

spammers used up all of the port 25 postage stamps

Star Fleet Admiral Q
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Normally you just can't "telnet" into any system on just any port you want.
The receiving host has to be configured to accept a telnet connection on the
port you've requested.

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"Limbo" <no_spam_please@reply_to_group.com> wrote in message
news:429b5f81$0$325$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com...
> I'm trying to telnet into my ISP mail server, using the command: "open
> smtp.dsl.pipex.net 25". However instantly I get an error "Could not open
> connection to the host, on port 25: connect failed"
>
> The error appears so fast that I suspect there is another reason for the
> connection fail. Any suggestions?
>
> I can connect to the mail server fine in outlook.
>
>

DevilsPGD
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
In message <expXXnXZFHA.2400@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl> "Star Fleet Admiral
Q" <Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com> wrote:

>Normally you just can't "telnet" into any system on just any port you want.
>The receiving host has to be configured to accept a telnet connection on the
>port you've requested.

Yes and if it's a mail server it should (by tradition) be configured to
listen on port 25...


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Telnet problem