Access the Command Prompt or Terminal

With the command prompt in Window, or terminal in Linux and MacOS, you can perform some basic checks, such as testing the accessibility of our email servers with the commands Ping or Telnet. Learn how to access the command line for your computer.

Open Command Prompt in Windows

Click Start and search for "Command Prompt."

Alternatively, you can also access the command prompt by pressing Ctrl + r on your keyboard, type "cmd" and then click OK.

Open Terminal in MacOS

Open Launchpad and search for terminal.

Alternatively, you can access the terminal by pressing ⌘ + space on your keyboard and searching for "terminal."

Open Terminal (Shell) in Linux

Depending on which interface you use (e.g. GNOME, KDE, Xfce), the terminal will be accessed differently. We recommend you check Ubuntu's Using the Terminal page for the various ways to access the terminal.