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SMTP Testing Tool
Jul 18, 2021

SMTP Testing Tool

Test SMTP server communication using the email testing tool.

The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is the protocol used to send messages from one email server to another. Typically, these servers use the standard TCP port 25 designated for SMTP to transmit email. Many ISPs and cloud service providers however block outbound traffic on port 25, making it hard to test SMTP server implementations and deployments using regular networks.

SMTP Testing Tool allows you to test SMTP communication with your email server and make sure that the SMTP server is configured correctly. This is helpful if you are having trouble sending or receiving messages with your email server or if you are testing a custom messaging server implementation.

Notes on using SMTP Testing Tool

  • SMTP Testing Tool does not send email to Gmail/Google Workspace addresses.
  • The receiving email clients may classify the messages sent with SMTP Testing Tool as spam or junk mail.
  • By default, SMTP Testing Tool connects to the receiving host using TCP port 25. If you are testing a custom email server deployment, you need to make sure it is reachable from the Internet on TCP port 25.

See also
Receiving email with Node.js
How to receive email in Node.js?