Email’s are slow or not arriving.

The best way to find out what your email server is doing is to use telnet to see what are the responses of your email server.

so From a Command prompt, Type:

telnet your.server.com 25
This specifies to telnet to port 25

220
The mail host identifies itself. This should be accompanied by several lines of introductory text.

Type:

HELO yourdomainname.com
where yourdomainname.com
specifies your domain.

250 OK
followed by the server you are connecting to.

Type:

MAIL FROM: <you@hostname.com>
where you@hostname.com
indicates the address the mail should appear to be from.
Note: You must include the equality(< >) signs

250 OK

Type:

RCPT TO: <testrecip@anotherdomain.com>
Note: You must include the equality(< >) signs

250 OK

Type:

DATA

START MAIL INPUT, END WITH “.” ON A LINE BY ITSELF

Type:

FROM: <you@hostname.com>
where you@hostname.com
indicates the address the mail should appear to be from.

Type a brief message, followed by . (Type a period on a line by itself, then hit ENTER.)

250 OK

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