Hello world !! I have spent vast time on internet for technical support on various forums. So hmmm that's why started the blog, so i could share something which may help you out. :)

"Blog for solving tech issues and getting things done" ;). OK, Now there one of those, most of the time you have tried to send email using your defualt Telnet program using command

Telnet smtp.gmail.com 25

which ask you to start TLS Protocol before any other command and despite of that you end up with  'connection lost' message.

Why, because the TLS command was never executed, common Windows Telnet doesn't support TLS protocol. So i got an other alternative there in linux ages ago - SendEmail (or try Google Cache) download the (Windows) version which include TLS support. SendMail requires no instalation and no ini file configuration. Just drop it at C:\WINDOWS\system32 and its ready to use at CMD. Now start CMD and type :-

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Sendemail -t dking@gmail.com -u Test Email -m hi, Just checking it -f robchap@email.com -s smtp.gmail.com:587 -xu username -xp password

Expanded here

-t         Reciptent Address
-u        Subject of mail
-m       Body Part
-f         From Address
-s        Servername:Portnumber (As suggested by service provider)
-xu      Username
-xp      Password

and numerous option to attach file and send anonymous mail. If some sort TLS error occurs add

-o tls=yes (even thought i was able to send mail without TLS support)

and 'enter', the mail will reach inbox within moments. This service can be used to send anonymous email by specifying any from address after -f, if the smtp server it not restricted one it will deliver the mail. Using Sendmail you can save time by automating routine task like mailing statistic report every day using Windows Scheduler, to do that click Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools then click Scheduled Tasks and double-click 'Add Scheduled Task', click 'Browse' locate folder containing 'sendmail.exe' and enter parameters (to attach file use -a FileLocation ) as shown
As the mail is sent directly from your computer information about  Hostname and IP address is revealed, so general usage should be avoided.