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  • Lots of scripts show you how to use socat to send an email to an SMTP server; this command actually emulates an SMTP server! It assumes the client is only sending to one recipient, and it's not at all smart, but it'll capture the email into a log file and the client will stop retrying. I used this to diagnose what emails were being sent by cron and subsequently discarded, but you can use it for all sorts of things. Show Sample Output


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    socat TCP4-LISTEN:25,fork EXEC:'bash -c \"echo 220;sleep 1;echo 250;sleep 1;echo 250;sleep 1;echo 250;sleep 1;echo 354;sleep 1;echo 250; timeout 5 cat >> /tmp/socat.log\"'
    pfudd · 2014-11-26 21:14:05 1

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