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Telnet To Pop Server

One can use the telnet utility to check if a POP mail server is working (this can be useful if you are trying to determine if you are dealing with a server which is down, or a mis-configured client). The following commands demonstrate how one logs in and requests the list of mail message currently in the buffer:

POP Session
[root@taco ~]# telnet pop3.mail.host.domain 110
+OK Hello There
USER email_login
+OK Password required.
PASS email_password
+OK NUM_MSGS NUM_BYTES
LIST
1 1400
2 57839
...
QUIT
+OK


Connection to host lost.

<div class="userInput"><span class="prompt">[root@taco ~]# </span></div>
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