A. A. It is possible to connect to a POP3 mailbox using Telnet so you should connect via telnet and delete the problem message.
- Telnet to the pop3 mail server on port 110
C:\> telnet <pop3 mail server> 110
e.g. telnet pop.savilltech.com 110 (this does not exist so don't bother!)
Once you connet you will get a +OK prompt
- Tell the pop3 server your username (the name you usually logon as)
- Now tell the server your password
- You will now be logged in and to see how many messages you have enter the word STAT which will tell you the number and size of the messages.
- To get a list of each message type LIST.
- To view the contents of a message use
retr <message number>
or to view just the header type
top <message number> 0
- Once you find the problem just delete it using the DELE comamdn
dele <message number>
- Finally to exit just type QUIT
This is obviously useful in a number of scerios and you could use it just to read you mail if you did not have access to a mail client.
Below is an example of the above in action.