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How do I see the mails in my gmail inbox using telnet? I typed telnet pop.gmail.com 995 at the command prompt and it shows me a blank screen. No message confirming whether it is connected and after a few seconds, it goes back to the command prompt. What's happening ?

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Port 995/tcp is for POP3S which means POP3 over SSL. Since telnet is no SSL client and you don't "speak" SSL, you won't get an answer that way.

Either you use 110/tcp and POP3 (which is unencrypted) with telnet or you try it with OpenSSL:

openssl s_client -connect pop.gmail.com:995
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