HughesNet Email Setup for Outlook

  1. Launch Outlook.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Email Accounts.
  3. The Email Accounts window appears. Select Add a new Email account.
  4. Click Next. The next screen prompts to select the server type:
  5. Select either POP3 or IMAP.
    1. If you select POP3, all of the email messages will be downloaded to the computer.
    2. If you select IMAP, the user can remotely preview their email messages without downloading them.
  6. Click Next. The next screen prompts to enter email settings:
  7. Enter email account information:

    Name your full name
    Email Address username@hughes.net
    Incoming Mail Server mail.hughes.net
    Outgoing Mail Server smtp.hughes.net
    User Name username@hughes.net
    Password  

    When configuring your POP3 logon, be sure to use the complete email address (username@hughes.net). In order to send email using your email client, you MUST use SMTP authentication. When configuring your SMTP server information, enable SMTP authentication then enter your email account (username@hughes.net) and your password. Passwords are case sensitive. View your email client help file for more information.
    • Note: SMTP authentication is not the same as SSL. Do not enable SAP or SSL in your configuration.
  8. Click More Settings’.
  9. Select the Outgoing Mail Server tab.
  10. Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  11. Click OK to return to the main configuration screen.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Finish.
Configuring Email in Microsoft Outlook 2000
  1. From the Tools menu, select Accounts....The Internet Accounts window appears.
  2. Click the Add button and select Mail.... The Internet Connection Wizard appears.
  3. Enter the name in the Display name field. This name will appear in the From field of the email messages that are sent.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Enter the email address:

    username@hughes.net

  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the email protocol that they want to use.
    1. If you select POP3, all of the email messages will be downloaded to the computer.
    2. If you select IMAP, the user can remotely preview their email messages without downloading them.
  8. In the Incoming mail server field, enter the name of the mail server, like this:

    mail.hughes.net

  9. In the Outgoing mail server field, enter the name of the SMTP server, like this:

    smtp.hughes.net

    When configuring your POP3 logon, be sure to use the complete email address (username@hughes.net). In order to send email using your email client, you MUST use SMTP authentication. When configuring your SMTP server information, enable SMTP authentication then enter your email account (username@hughes.net) and your password. Passwords are case sensitive. View your email client help file for more information.
    • Note: SMTP authentication is not the same as SSL. Do not enable SAP or SSL in your configuration.
  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Account name field, enter the complete email address:

    username@hughes.net    (DO NOT USE ANY ALIAS)

  12. Enter the email password in the Password field.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Select the Internet connection method.
    1. If you are using a modem to connect to a dial-up service provider, select Connect using my phone line.
    2. If you have a fast Internet connection, select Connect using my local area network (LAN).
    3. If you want to configure your Internet connection separately, select I will establish my Internet connection manually.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Click Finish. The new email account appears in the Internet Accounts window:
  17. Select your new email account in the account list.
  18. Click Properties. The Properties window appears.
  19. Click the Servers tab.
  20. Select My server requires authentication.
  21. Click OK to return to the Internet Accounts window.
  22. Click Close.

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