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Performing a Telnet on port 25 to simulate SMTP

When email servers are playing up and you need to find out what’s going on, sometimes it’s best to get your hand dirty. Use this Telnet trick to test the connection to the SMTP email server and find out what’s really causing the emails not to get through.

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Restarting IIS 7.0

To restart IIS 7.0 open up a command prompt as an administrator account and enter

> iisreset

IIS should then gracefully shutdown and restart.

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