June 15th, 2005, 03:12 AM
telnet 2 gmail
when ever i try 2 telnet 2 smtp.gmail.com it says "click any key to continue". so i press enter and it says i lost the connection to th host.
June 15th, 2005, 04:16 AM
Why would you need to telnet to gmail's smtp server?
June 15th, 2005, 05:12 AM
no kidding... they don't even support text based browsers... let alone telnet... lol
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June 15th, 2005, 01:22 PM
possibly it is some kind of security against port scans. Some servers reply with SYN/ACK packets if a SYN is received destined to a closed port. This screws up some port scans, but makes the connection appear valid.
Luckily for you, there is an easy way around this. Stop telnetting to gmail's smtp server.
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June 15th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Gmail does accept telnet connections to port 25. One simply has
to know, which servers are the correct ones. Or did I misunderstand
and, sixers826, you wanted to telnet to port 23?
smtp.gmail.com is a server configured to support Secure SMTP
over TLS, and hence, should be treated as such .
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June 16th, 2005, 03:32 AM
I could be wrong but I think you misunderstood, sec_ware. I think he either tried to Telnet to the wrong port and/or he simply is trying their server. Regardless, they don't even support text based browsers like phishphreek said (last I checked atleast).