A test for your hosting company

It’s pretty sad when a web hosting company doesn’t understand specifying a port number for telnet. When I was having problems with the mail server at my previous host, I sent them the following message & terminal log:

IMAP server seems to be down for all of my sites:

[mike: ~]$ telnet mail.macmegasite.com 143
Trying 69.93.143.83…
telnet: connect to address 69.93.143.83: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host

Their reply:

Please try again it seems to be working fine now. Also if you are trying to use
Telnet it might not work since we have telnet disabled for security 🙂

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