troubleshooting Question

Telnet: Unable to connect on localhost with IIS 5.1 XP Pro

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I have set-up the SMTP service on my local development machine  running WinXP Pro, SP3, VS2008, IIS 5.1.

1. I can see the service running in services
2. I can stop and restart the service
3.  I cannot however connect to the server using telnet

Debug efforts:
1. I have McAfee Security Center running so I opened up the smtp port: No change.
2. I disabled McAfee completely: No Change.
3. I checked to see if Comcast has telnet blocked. Telnet to remote server: Successful
4. I've tried using IP address i.e. "telnet 25" (25 being the port number, and no quotes): Nothing
5. I've tried using 25: Nada, zip. zilch.

OK I give up. Little help?
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