Guide to Telnet
Telnet is an application that can be used for E-mail, News, FTP
etc and is built into Windows 95, 98, 98SE and NT4. Telnet is also
available for Mac OS although does not come standard with OS. Our
main use of Telnet is used for checking mailboxes or deleting large
The following guide will show how this is done.
From the Start Menu select run, enter the command telnet and press
The Telnet Application will now open, from the Connect menu choose
The following window will now ask for the necessary information.
The Host Name is the mail server address i.e. "mail.btinternet.com",
the POP3 port should be set to "110", these details can be just
The Telnet application will now be connected to the mail server
this is displayed "OK BT Internet POP Server Ready".
To logon to the mail server enter the command "user" followed by
the specified username, press return. Enter the command "pass" followed
by the specified password and press return. It will now display
that you have 4 messages and display the total size.
If you type in the command "list", this will list all the messages
currently on the server.
If you enter in the command "retr 3" this will retrieve message
3 on the server, retr 1 would retrieve message one on the server.
Enter the command "dele 3" this will delete message 3 on the server
That's basically all there is to Telnet.