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Using cURL to check SMTP, POP3 servers

From: J.Lance Wilkinson, 814-865-1818 <JLW_at_psulias.psu.edu>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 16:26:55 -0500 (EST)

I find that I can use

        cURL telnet://servername:25

and cURL telnet://servername:110

to get the salutations from the SMTP and POP3 servers that I want
to test. What I can't seem to do is to get the connection, once
the salutation has been secured, to DISCONNECT. All I can do is
abort the cURL program, resulting of course in loss of any output
from the -o, --dump-header or sysout assigned files.

Suggestions?

Note I'm currently using cURL v7.9.5-pre1 for OpenVMS (*NOT* a Unix,
MAC or Windows system). Later version available to me apparently is
v7.11.0, but somehow I don't think this issue is release-specific.
I'm suspecting it's the nut holding the wheel, as they say.

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