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Old 02-20-2007, 02:08 AM   #1
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Telnet Email Question


Hi guys,
I have added a new user account in redhat and wanted to access the mail box of that account at root. After some googling, I figured that in order to achieve that, I need to use telnet. The command to do it is:

at root:
telnet mail.domain.ext 110

what should I specify for the mail.domain.ext portion? localhost?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 02:44 AM   #2
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why are you trying to do this?? this kind of thing is really only for low level debugging... either way that server name is meant to be the server you want to connect to. the one with the pop3 server on it.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 03:02 AM   #3
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Hi acid_kewpie,
Actually, I am doing this for my school assignment. Anyway, how do I find this pop3 server name? Thanks again.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 03:07 AM   #4
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er, you really don't seem to be asking the right kind of questions here... if this was a relevant thing for you to be doing, you would already know this sort of thing... it would (presumably) your your pop3 server that you set up yourself.

you probably just want to log in as that user and check email locally, or just look at /var/spool/mail/username
 
Old 02-20-2007, 04:11 AM   #5
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Hi acid_kewpie,
Pardon me for my ignorance as I don't do these stuffs very often.

Anyway, I've looked into the /var/spool/mail/silvertype file and only managed to find 2 addresses:

root@localhost.localdomain,

silvertype@localhost.localdomain

I passed in the 2nd address and got an 'unknown host' message. I also tried 'telnet localhost.localdomain 110' and got the same message too.

Any idea what's wrong?

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:20 AM   #6
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mate, you're just getting really confused now... i don't think you want to be doing any of this at all. you're trying to achieve some goal or other, and have read and misunderstood an unrelated document. leave it and go back to the actual situation you have...
 
Old 02-20-2007, 04:23 AM   #7
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Ok, thanks anyway.
 
  


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