Test POP3 with Telnet Example

A simple example of how to use telnet to connect to port 110 (POP3) of a mail server to check what is wrong with a connection:

(You'll have to have a clue as to what's going on, you type in the lines that do NOT start with a '+'. I.e. user, pass, list, stat, retr)

Blatantly ripped off of this page: http://www.petri.co.il/smtp_pop3_and_telnet.htm

+OK Microsoft Exchange 2000 server version 6.0.6249.0 (srv1.dpetri.net) ready.
user danielp@dpetri.net
pass sbhtkp
+OK User successfully logged on.
list [LC: A list of emails in the inbox is listed]
+OK 1 642
1 642
+OK 1 642
retr 1
Received: from srv1.dpetri.net ([]) by srv1.dpetri.net with Microsoft SMTPSVC
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  • ID: 512
    Date Updated:
    2011-03-14 10:18:55
    Date Created:
    2004-07-02 10:53:44


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