Opening a Command Prompt or Terminal

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With the command prompt under Windows or the terminal under Linux or Mac you can, for example, test the accessibility of our email servers with the commands Ping or Telnet. We show you how to access them.

Opening a Command Prompt in Windows

Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Open Command Prompt.

Alternatively, you can also access the command prompt by selecting Start > Run, entering"cmd" and confirming your entry with OK.

Open terminal under Mac (OSX)

Under Mac OS X, open the terminal in the Applications > Run Utilities folder.

Open Terminal (Shell) under Linux

Depending on which interface (e.g. GNOME, KDE, Xfce) you use, the terminal will be called differently. You can find out how to access the terminal here, for example.