Please post test messages only in test groups.
The initial telnet: > symbolises your shell prompt.
The empty line between the headers and the body is important, as is the line containing only a full stop at the end of the article body.
telnet: > telnet news.example.com nntp telnet: Trying 192.0.2.2... telnet: Connected to news.example.com. telnet: Escape character is '^]'. server: 200 news.example.com DNEWS Version 5.5d1, S0, posting OK client: POST server: 340 Ok, recommended ID <firstname.lastname@example.org> client: From: email@example.com client: Newsgroups: misc.test client: Subject: Test article client: Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> client: client: This is a test. client: . server: 240 article posted ok client: GROUP misc.test server: 211 24 269620 269643 misc.test selected client: ARTICLE 269643 server: 220 269643 <email@example.com> article retrieved - head and body follows server: From: firstname.lastname@example.org server: Newsgroups: misc.test server: Subject: Test article server: Message-ID: <email@example.com> server: NNTP-Posting-Host: client.example.com server: Date: 21 Jan 2004 00:16:08 +0200 server: X-Trace: news.example.com 1074636968 client.example.com (21 Jan 2004 00:16:08 +0200) server: Lines: 2 server: Path: news.example.com server: Xref: news.example.com misc.test:269643 server: server: This is a test. server: . client: quit server: 205 closing connection - goodbye!
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