Saturday, January 07, 2006

Testing POP3 access using Telnet


I was putting in a new SBS install today and wanted to test access to the global POP3 mailbox before entering credentials onto the server.

To test this, I did the following:

Open CMD prompt

Type: telnet 110

Type: user username

Type: pass password

At this point, you should be logged onto your server.

Now you can use the following commands:

List: Lists the contents of the mailbox with the mail ID
Retr ID: Allows to you view mail on screen
Dele ID: Lets you delete mail
Rset: Undoes any changes
Stat: Shows size of mailbox and no. of items
Quit: Closes the connection

Hope this is useful to people.



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