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Can CFEXECUTE wait for a response?

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I am trying to test a mail server by sending an email via telnet. I know CF can send emails, but if it fails, the failure does not get sent back to my web page. I need a web page that will test sending an email and get the response back from the mail server so I can process the information that comes back.

So basically, I am trying to issue telnet commands through cfexecute to send a message to the mail server, but all of the commands get sent at once and I need them to wait until the mail server responds.

Is there any way I can delay the sending of each command?

For example, I need to the following to happen:

- send the command "telnet server.domain.com"
- wait for it to respond
- send the command "EHLO"
- wait for it to respond
- send the command "MAIL FROM:me@mydomain.com"
- wait for response
etc.

Thanks.
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