Zimmer Posted September 29, 2009 Share Posted September 29, 2009 After reading a comment on slashdot about telnet and SMTP I decided to try it with my gmail account. I already had the gmail server etc (I was working on another project, now this is kinda intertwined), so I did it see what commands I could do etc. I then read the wikipedia articles on SMTP and ESMTP, I also read a pdf (http://www.sonicwall.com/downloads/04__SMTP__Telnet_How_To.pdf), that mentioned nslookup then I google for some info on dns and found (http://www.mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx) for MX Lookups (a type of dns lookup??). So this is where the prevouis project get interwined, I am programing a python email forwarder that scans the html source of a mailbox (it uses the web front end (I prevously gave up on finding the smtp server)), but now I have found the server (and using http://www.mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx) I lookup ed the pot scan results and found port 25 open (smtp standard port), so I tried telnet (it failed (just like a previous attempt with smtp.live.com (hotmail's smtp server))) so I figured that it was odd that even though port 25 was open (I am a network noob, but I am guessing it just blocks telnet), so I did the port scan link for smtp.live.com to confirm my suspicion (that they block telnet), and smtp.live.com also had port 25 open. So I then tried using a python email client (from the email forwarding project... it failed to,). So two questions. 1 Is there anything I am missing 2 Why can't my python client access the server (I provided my credentials (the ones to access the html frontend))? Python code: http://djkaos.wordpress.com/2009/04/08/pyt...d-email-script/ ----------------------- Any words of wisdom or experience you would like to share? ---------------------- Other observations.. after using ms dos's telnet I tried putty but it failed. Odd. Oh well, -------------------------- Thank You for any advice, help, etc :-) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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