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Testing POP3 and SMTP Server Mail Server Using Telnet


You may perform the following test to confirm the SMTP server is online and responding:


1. Start > Run > cmd (WinNT/XP/2003) orStart > Run > command (Win95/98)


2. Type command:telnet mail.domainname.com 25 (Example as below)




You should receive some response as below:


The message confirmed that the SMTP server is working properly.


3. To quit the Telnet prompt, type "quit".



To confirm the POP server is online and responding:


1. Start > Run > cmd (WinNT/XP/2003) orStart > Run > command (Win95/98)


2. telnet mail.domainname.com 110 (Example as below)



You should receive some response as below:



The message confirmed that the POP server is working properly.


3. To quit the Telnet prompt, type "quit"

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