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How do I test a popd connection?

telnet popserver 110
-server will (or should) respond indicating that it is ready
user username
- server will tell you that a password is required
pass usernames_password
- server will tell you how many messages username has
- server will show you size of each message
retr 1
- first message will be displayed

If the server does not respond, then pop is not enabled. Find it in /etc/inetd.conf, uncomment it, and then send a kill -1 to the inet daemon:

kill -1 `cat /etc/inetd.pid`

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