How to mail with telnet?

I am trying to send a friend a email through telnet.  For some reason i get all the way to the end and it says "send data with <crlf>.<crlf> what does that mean?  How do i send it?  Here are the steps i am taking.  Can someone tell me if i am doing something wrong.
--------------------------------------
telnet mail netva.com 25
mail from: anonymous@erols.com
rcpt to: anonymous@erols.com
data
<write message>
<enter>
"."
--------------------------------------
Nothing happens...but the server says ok all the way up to sending it.  I dont know what crlf.crlf means.  Hope this is the right group to ask this question.  Its kind of off the wall..
patrickhinckleAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
danaspConnect With a Mentor Commented:
ozo is right.
After finished writing everything in the DATA field press the ENTER-KEY.
Type one dot and press the ENTER-KEY.
It should look like

DATA <ENTER>
messages <ENTER>
.. <ENTER>

Then you should get Messages accepted.

Good Luck!
0
 
ozoCommented:
Don't put "" around the .
<crlf>.<crlf>
means press the Enter key, them press the . key, then press the Enter key.
0
 
andyalderCommented:
Firewalls can identify manual Telnet sessions and filter them out. Ours can identify your IP address and alert me and I might retaliate with a trojan so if you are using it for diagnostics then include your contact details in the HELO argument or phone me first.

You got most of the way, as you have recieved "send data with <crlf>.<crlf>" so I'll continue, the double <cr>'s and the . are intentional but don't use <cr> where I've used my real return key when typing this.

DATA
<cr>
SUBJECT: whatever
<CR>
<CR>
test mail
more lines
..
<CR>
<CR>

then it responds with OK or not.
0
Improve Your Query Performance Tuning

In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

 
andyalderCommented:
the double dot is wrong I did not type it, it is this GUI. It is just one dot on its own.

more lines
..
<CR>

0
 
danaspCommented:
Just one dot!!
The web automatically added another dot.
0
 
patrickhinckleAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help!  One last question.  I thought i already accepted a answer on this.  How can i be sure that the person is getting the points?  How can i tell a question has been answered?  
0
 
andyalderCommented:
The answer is awarded to danasp although think ozo provided first answer.

I'll post the double dot problem with this GUI to E-E
0
 
darinwCommented:
Testing a dot...

..

..

..

Three dots.

darinw
Customer Service
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.