Do you use exede.net or wildblue.net email? Why or why not? Inquiring minds want to know!

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There are pros and cons to using your ISPs email service vs. something like gmail or Yahoo! As we think about our next generation of service, we're wondering what you think about this. Do you use our email and, if so, why? Just looking for some feedback. We know some folks have trouble with too much spam but this is just a question about how much value you place on having your ISP provide an email platform. Thanks for your help!
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Spinninghorse, Champion

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For the 'Why Not' answer: I use my own domain name for my email. ISP services can do change and I do not want my emails to be tied to any company. I have used my own domain  for my emails since '98 or so.
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Bev, Champion

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Why do I use Viasat provided email? I siply prefer using a .[provider.xxx] email to a free service. to me the google, yahoo, etc... email addresses look cheap, as if the person may not even have home internet, only a public computer.  By using an IPS email, it looks more legitimate, less likely to be a scam email.

Just my opinion and, yes I have a gmail address too - for use wen I need one to register for certain things but, know it's going to get spammed to death - I never check it. It's a junk address, which IMHO is what free email service is for.
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Dexter Lumen

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Why do I use Viasat provided email? I siply prefer using a .[provider.xxx] email to a free service. to me the google, yahoo, etc... email addresses look cheap, as if the person may not even have home internet, only a public computer.  By using an IPS email, it looks more legitimate, less likely to be a scam email.
Interesting. I see it exactly the opposite where people who generally don't know how to set up an email account just use their ISP's email.
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I own my domain so I use it for my email.  I  like the control and peace of mind that my inbox isn't sold to advertisers to defer the cost of a 'free' email account somewhere 'out there' on somebody else's server. "Free" is only relative to actual money.  Free email accounts cost in other ways.

An ISP provided email account is subject to change, big time, as we saw Exede users had to migrate to a new source about a year ago, what a mess.
 
 
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I have been using my Wildblue.net email as my primary account for better than 9 years now, and have had no issues. The spam mail I get is very limited, maybe four or five a month. I am careful not to subscribe to offerings that want to send me information at will, and when I order things online, O am cautious to uncheck any of the email offerings or asking to send me updates on special deals or products.

I do have a GMail and Yahoo account, but only use them for those things where it might cause unnecessary email junk in my inbox.

I am not too concerned about my changing ISP providers, I only have the two satellite provider choices where I live, and the local cable providers have no interest in extending their lines in our very sparsely populated hill country.

 
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I've also used the Wildblue.net e-mail as my primary since I signed up many years ago. Have never had problems and very little spam. The switch over to the present system some while ago was a PITA and I wouldn't want to go through that again. I have a g.mail account and am actually thinking of migrating all e-mail to that and abandon wildblue.net. Why - just think the g,mail platform is better and I can keep forever. 
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nope cause cant get signed into the email but yet can my acct page
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Bev, Champion

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Donna, did you ever set up an exede or wildblue email address? You do that form household management in your account.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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DonnaB,  Bev has a great question.  Did you set up an exede email account?  If not, here is a link to do so. http://help.exede.net/articles/General/Create-a-new-Exede-net-email-account. This link will also has additional links to help with managing your email account.
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Yes, I'm using a wildblue.net email account for the last few years, and it seems to work fairly reliably. I've never set up an exede email, what for it doesn't seem to offer any advantages over wildblue, am I missing something? My main problem with wildblue is thar it seems to collect a huge number of SPAM type messages. and I've never found a convenient way to block them. Maybe I need to set up an exede email and just be extra careful about never responding to information offers. Any suggestions about how to deal with this problem would be greatly appreciated!
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You can't have both, same email server for either. Make sure you are entering your email address in all lower case and, entering your password properly, capitalization matters on the password.

If you are still having trouble logging in, try changing your password:
http://help.exede.net/articles/General/3609
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DonnaB

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My internet provider is excede and never been able to get in emaik
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Bev, Champion

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is your email address @exede.net or @wildblue.net Donna?