Breaking with tradition and posting something about Windows again….
One thing that I have always hated about using a Windows PC is when I pull up a command prompt to telnet to a mail server or something to test. If you’ve ever tried this you know what I’m talking about – you can’t see what you are typing! It’s not that bad, if you type perfectly all the time, but I do not. Well, I was looking something up on MSDN today and happened to stumble upon this gem: “set localecho”. You have to specify it within the telnet prompt – you can’t specify it in one line on the command prompt, but at least it’s something.
From the command prompt, type just telnet, instead of the full line:
Type in set localecho and then open the server port that you want:
telnet> set localecho
telnet> open mailserver.domainname.com 25