Testing connection to mail server

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asked Apr 29, 2012 in Email by Donald (2,780 points)
I set up a new email account and I want to test it.can someone please tell me the best and easiest way to test the connection to my mail server?

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answered Apr 29, 2012 by expert (14,380 points)
To test receiving email
open a command prompt and type telnet mail.yourdomainname.com 110
If the port is not blocked, you will see a message similar to the following:
+OK POP# server ready
If the port is being blocked, you will see a Connect failed message

To test sending email
open a command prompt and type telnet mail.yourdomainname.com 25
If the port is not blocked, you will see a message similar to the following:
220 mail#.safesecureweb.com
If the port is being blocked, you will see a Connect failed message
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