Sweet easy way to test mail flow

jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
Never knew it existed ..

Send an email to

echo (a) tu-berlin (.) de

Returns an email with the full path ...
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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Alligator wrestler Mod Posts: 5,057 Mod
    Wow, (flashback)
    There was an address we used all the time to echo, but since we all have phones with e-mail, typically we send to ourselves and send from the device to the other address and troubleshoot that way...but at one time, there was a different 'regularly' used address for sending an echo. Nowadays, there are more, but I haven't run into many who use them anylonger.

    [grumble, now I'm going to spend my afternoon trying to avoid thinking of that old address while every few minutes I'll be searching for it) icon_sad.gif
    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • netsysllcnetsysllc Member Posts: 479 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I use this link as one of my many email testing tools https://www.wormly.com/test_smtp_server
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I use wormly and mxtoolbox
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Webtools are fine if you got an easy email infrastructure .. But once it gets a lot more complication (multiple GTW server in 2003, Edge in 2010, external spam provider, tons of different MBX server and the sorts) I think echo is a lot better for the job

    For instance, in webtools like wormly you need to specify an SMTP address and the sorts. Using echo you just send an email and you see which SMTP server is it using, making sure you have the proper route setup etc.
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