January 2016

Welcome to the January newsletter, and firstly  I  would like to wish you a happy new year.

In this months newsletter we look at:

  • How to Use Telnet to Troubleshoot and Check Email
  • What are MX records
  • How to Send Email To an Email List
  • How to Use the To,,cc and bcc fields by example

Using Using Telnet to Troubleshoot and Check Email

run-telnetAll of the common email protocols (POP3,IMAP4,SMTP) are text based command/response type protocols.

They consists of defined text commands and text responses. Responses are basic e..g. OK,ERR, BAD (protocol dependent) and may contain response codes (SMTP protocol).

Commands and responses use the ASCII character set and are not case sensitive. Continue reading →

MX Records Explained- Beginners Guide

mx-records-iconMX records are part of the DNS system (domain name system) .

The DNS system is responsible for translating domain names into IP addresses.

For example, when you connect to a website on the Internet the first thing that your web browser does is to contact a DNS server and request the IP address of the web server. Continue reading →

How to Send Email To an Email List


A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses used by an individual or an organization to send material to multiple recipients.- Wiki.

There are two list types which we will cover here, they are:    Continue reading->

Using the To,cc and bcc fields by Example

send-email-address-fieldsMany people that are new to email have difficulty deciding which field to use when sending email, and so I thought it would be easier to explain by going through some examples.

Here is quick chart that is meant to act as a rough guide on how they are used: Continue reading


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