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19-05-2003, 10:24 PM
how can i ping to see if a email server is working?

19-05-2003, 10:37 PM
Open up a command prompt (Run> command (or cmd for NT-based PC's)

ping pop3.ihug.co.nz

replace pop3.ihug.co.nz with your pop server.

smtp works too.. but realise that the PC may be up, while the mail software is not!

19-05-2003, 10:41 PM
it works..got response..
then why are all my 6 email clients not responding by saying "servers not responding" both to sending adn receiving..
i got soo annoyed so tried 5 different onces to see if the first one was stuffed..

but apparently they all stuffed?

isp is quik.co.nz
its pop3.quik.co.nz and smtp.quik.co.nz

Greg S
19-05-2003, 11:04 PM
Quik is known to have frequent mail server outtages

19-05-2003, 11:06 PM
if its a outage..this is the first time ever since i joined with them that this had happened...i've been with them since august last year

i surely hope it is a outage..coz if its not then grrr