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How to test SMTP connection from PlateSpin server

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PlateSpin Migrate 9+
PlateSpin Protect 10+
PlateSpin Forge 3+


Email notifications are enabled, but not being sent as expected.  It is necessary to test SMTP functionality from the PlateSpin server. 


The following steps can be used to test the SMTP connection from the PlateSpin server directly and to test the SMTP settings used.

1. Open a Command Prompt.
2. Telnet to the SMTP server using the following command:
telnet <SMPT address used in Protect> <SMTP Port used in Protect>
3. Run the following command:
ehlo <same SMTP address used in Protect>

The expected response is:
250-<SMTP server name> Hello <Server Name> [IP], pleased to meet you

Followed by any number of options such as the following:

250 HELP
The following steps are used if SMTP Authentication is required:
4. Run the following command:
auth login
5. The server will respond with a request for encrypted credentials.  A third-party tool is required to encrypt the username and password with Base 64. Once encrypted, paste the username in response to the request, then the password in response to the next request.
6. Continue by running the following commands:
mail from: <"Reply Address" used in Protect>
rcpt to: <Recipient address used in Protect>
This is a test of the SMTP connection from Platespin Protect.
An email should be received by the recipient email address, if SMTP is functioning as expected


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  • Document ID:7011497
  • Creation Date:12-DEC-12
  • Modified Date:13-DEC-12
    • NetIQPlateSpin Forge
      PlateSpin Migrate
      PlateSpin Protect

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