I spent a long time searching for a tool that would help me troubleshoot SMTP problems quickly and easily without having to resort to telnet. Finally, I gave up and wrote my own.
- Tested on OSX, Linux, and Windows
- Graphical (no more telnet)
- Trace window showing live progress from DNS record look-ups through SMTP session
- Ability to override all DNS and SMTP settings
- Support for SASL and TLS
Install wxPython (preferably version 2.9, although success has been reported for 2.8 on some platforms)
# pip install smtptester
# easy_install smtptester
This should add an smtptester executable to your $PATH.
Copyright (C) 2012 Michael Paul Thomas Conigliaro
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- Michael Paul Thomas Conigliaro: Original author