Find pop3 server

Posted on 2009-12-20
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I'd like to find the SMTP and POP3 servers for a domain. I checked the DNS for the domain in and it gives the smtp address, but not the pop3 address.

Is there any easy tools online to find the pop3 server info?

Question by:anushahanna
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    Hi Anusha,
    Not every domain will have POP3 available and unless they publish the details, you cannot guarantee what it will be called.
    If it exists, it could be POP / POP3 / Mail etc.
    Either way - as long as the service is running, the name of it in DNS is not terribly relevant as long as something in DNS points to the server.
    To test, try connecting via a command prompt using telnet:
    telnet 110 or test 110 (if you know the IP Address)
    If you get a reply from the server showing POP3 header, you know you are going to be okay.  If not, they may not have POP3 running.
    If you want to get specific - drop me a line and I'll test for you.
    Best wishes

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