I think this is a subject that has been covered quite extensively, but I can't seem to the resolve the issues under my own steam.
I have a website that needs to be able to send emails out; it's hosted on a dedicated 2008 R2 Web Edition server. I've followed the instructions on the below website, with exception of the telnet test at the end.
I've not fulfilled the telnet part of the tutorial, because every time I type in
telnet localhost 25 into a command prompt, it pauses the reverts to a C: prompt.
I've been dropping emails into the Pickup folder in order to test whether system works or not. When I drop an email into the Pickup folder, it's instantly moved into the Queue folder, where it just sits. I'm unable to delete the emails as they're marked as in use.
The logs aren't saying much, that I can understand anyway.
#Fields: time c-ip cs-method cs-uri-stem sc-status 12:35:37 ... - - 0 12:35:37 ... EHLO - 0 12:35:37 ... - - 0 12:35:37 ... MAIL - 0 12:35:37 ... - - 0 12:35:37 ... RCPT - 0 12:35:37 ... - - 0 12:35:37 ... DATA - 0 12:35:37 ... - - 0
I've not done anything with DNS settings or anything like that. I've been given the impression that that is not necessary.
I've tested with and without Firewall activated.