Connect Failed : ?? telnet localhost 25
Posted on 2005-03-12
I'm testing SMTP service in my pc:
IIS is enabled in my pc. In MS outlook express, when I go to tools--> accounts-->add (a mail account ), in the incoming mail server option, i choose IMAP( i also tried pop3). In the outgoing and incoming server name option, i input localhost for both.
when i try to send an email, i got the following error:
Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'localhost', Server: 'localhost', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
I also did another test. When I set up another mail account in MS outlook express, in the outgoing and incoming server name option, i input imap.myschool.edu and smtp.myschool.edu respectly, this time, i can send and receive emails.
Then in dos command , I tried to telnet localhost 25, it give this error:
Connecting To localhost...Could not open connection to the host, on port 25: Connect failed
I also tired : telnet smtp.myschool.edu, and got the same error.
My pc has windows firewall intalled and vrius scan.
Thanks for your attetion.