Tag Archive: telnet

Mar 15 2013

Using Telnet to Delete Mass Amounts of E-mail

For whatever reason, you may end up with a huge amount of e-mail stuck on a mail server and it all just needs to go. Maybe you’ve been lax in clearing e-mail, your e-mail application isn’t managing your mailbox properly or perhaps you’ve just been spammed into oblivion. However, if you’ve got hundreds or even …

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Mar 14 2013

Useful Commands When Using Telnet on a POP3 Mail Server

This article in the series of telnet articles will give you some handy commands to use when connected to a POP3 mail server. You would not normally have reason to get at your e-mail in this fashion but it could be handy if there is a huge e-mail in your mailbox that is clogging everything …

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Mar 13 2013

Connecting to a POP3 Mail Server Using Telnet

Leading on from yesterday’s article on how to install telnet on Windows the next thing you need to know is how to access a mail server using it. This is fairly simply and is standard across all versions of Windows since Windows 95 so you should be covered in most cases. Anyway, this is how …

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Mar 12 2013

See What You’re Typing in Telnet

Here’s a quick telnet tip. When you use telnet under Windows by default you won’t be able to see what you’re typing. This can be problematic if you’re doing lots of typing and you need to spot errors. What you need to do is enable local echo in telnet before you start using it and …

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Mar 11 2013

How to Install Telnet on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

I am going old school for a bit but hopefully this article and a future article on how to deal with mail on a mail server via telnet could come in handy. Anyway, on more recent versions of Windows (from Vista onwards) this isn’t included by default. Fortunately, you can install it quite easily as follows: …

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