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This article describes how to use the Telnet terminal program to test a connection to a POP3 server.
The following topics are covered in this article:
Establishing a Telnet Session to the POP ServerTelnet is a terminal emulation program supplied with Microsoft Windows. With Telnet, you can establish a host session to a server using one of several emulation types.
To establish a Telnet session, follow these steps:
Additionally, you may need to enable Local Echo to see characters as they are typed. To set local echo in a Telnet session, follow these steps:
Using POP Commands in a Telnet SessionThis section outlines some basic POP commands that you can use to verify the connection and condition of your mail box on the POP server. Before beginning sending commands with Telnet, you may want to define a log file to capture the text of the session. To capture a Telnet log, follow these steps:
NOTE: Telnet does not have a full-featured text editor. If you make a mistake and then backspace to correct the mistake, the command may not be recognized. In most cases you will receive a command error. Reentering the command is necessary in these cases. If you make a mistake when entering the password, however, most servers will terminate the session, and you must establish a new session.
IMPORTANT: The DELE command should be used with care and in extreme cases where a specific message is blocking mail delivery. It is strongly recommended that you retrieve the text of the message into a log file as described above before attempting to delete it.
For additional information on configuring a Dial-up Networking connection to the Internet in Windows 95, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
138789For additional information on configuring a Dial-up Networking connection to the Internet in Windows NT, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/138789/ )How to connect to the Internet in Windows 95
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/156569/ )How to connect to Internet service providers from Windows NT
Article ID: 187785 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
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