Sending anonymous emailWritten by eblivion
Whatever you do with following information is solely your responsibility. #telnet ip:25 That title looks like random letters and symbols, but it is actually command used to connect to an SMTP server via telnet. The # represents shell, “telnet” is program used to start a connection via telnet, “ip” is ip address of mail/smtp server (an SMTP server comes with XP PRO and is easy to set up), and 25 is port SMTP daemons run on. First of all, newer Windows command shells are not truly DOS, and telnet command is a little different. Namely, you will replace colon between ip and port with a space. I don’t know why this was changed but there is nothing to be done about it so you just have to live with it. The colon is used, however, in almost all other operating systems, such as BSD, Linux, and probably Mac (I don’t own a Mac). When you connect, you will know right away what daemon server is running. A daemon is a program that deals with all incoming connections and data on a specific port. The most common SMTP daemon is Sendmail (for Linux and maybe cygwin). Don’t expect to find this on too many big websites (ie Yahoo, Microsoft.com, etc), I would think they would know better. But on many websites this daemon is still being used. This tutorial will cover just fake mail sending. You will not learn how to take down any mail servers, because it is generally irresponsible to take down mail servers, and only practical application is testing security of your own server (if you really want to know how, use Google). That being said, you could potentially cause havoc with fake mail as well, but playing field is more even considering everyone is equally at risk (not just those with outdated software on their servers), and unless you are smarter than average kill-random-computers-with-winnuke person then most harm you can do is anonymously insult people.