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Re: Trivial SMTP client
> > What about just writing the information to a text file, then doing
> > something like cat'ing that file to telnet hostname port25?
> > I assume you have cat and telnet in your distro?
> I would be pretty gob-smacked if this worked !!
> Regrettably, the 'everything works like a file' model of *NIX does not work
> in a network environment. Telneting to port 25 just gives me a TCP pipe
> between self and the server. However, the server is kind of expecting me to
> follow the SMTP protocol when transferring my mail - just sending it a
> stream of data will not do. RFC821 refers.
(Re-inventing the wheel) You could do the 'telnet' trick with 'expect'.
But 'telnet' + 'expect' + 'tcl' + ... would not be a "small" SMTP client.