Setting up Exede and Wildblue email

Everything you need to setup email on mobile, tablet, MAC or PC. Read step-by-step instructions to configure your new email with ease.

Setup Wildblue & Exede Email on mobile or desktop

POP3 vs IMAP. What protocol should i choose?

POP3 stands for Post Office Protocol and this setting works just like the Post Office of the digital world.
POP3 server delivers a message only once, and it can only be accessed from that email client.
POP3 normally deletes emails from the server immediately.
Because all the mail on POP3 client is stored locally, it is very vulnerable to hardware, e.g. hard drive failures.

That is a problem. If you received an email on desktop client, it will not show on other clients such as your mobile, tablet or other desktop clients.
For example, you have sent or received an important email from your home computer via POP3.
Now that message only exists on that computer. You can't access it from any other location if you need it fast.
In a modern world, we all need to have access to our mail on all devices simultaneously.
If that's you, consider using IMAP settings for any email client.

IMAP, stands for Internet Message Access Protocol.
With IMAP, your messages are kept on a remote server, emails headers are downloaded from the server to your mail device when checking incoming mail.
IMAP stores everything remotely on a server than can be accessed and synced through any of your devices.
IMAP is a web browser email application on your device.
Keep in mind that if you delete a message via IMAP, it will be gone on all devices.
So, the use of POP3 is quite limited and outdated. Use IMAP for any email accounts and you will gain control and order over email headache.

POP/IMAP/SMTP SERVER SETTINGS for EXEDE and WILDBLUE email

  • IMAP

    WILDBLUE.NET EXEDE.NET
    Protocol: IMAP Protocol: IMAP
    Server Name: mail.wildblue.net Server Name: mail.exede.net
    Port: 993 Port: 993
    Encryption: SSL Encryption: SSL

    Outbound SMTP settings

    Server name: smtp.wildblue.net Server name: smtp.exede.net
    Ports: 465, 587 Ports: 465, 587
    Encryption: SSL, StartTLS Encryption: SSL, StartTLS
  • POP

    WILDBLUE.NET EXEDE.NET
    Protocol: POP Protocol: POP
    Server Name: mail.wildblue.net Server Name: mail.exede.net
    Port: 995 Port: 995
    Encryption: SSL, StartTLS Encryption: SSL

    Outbound SMTP settings

    Server name: smtp.wildblue.net Server name: smtp.exede.net
    Ports: 465, 587 Ports: 465, 587
    Encryption: SSL, StartTLS Encryption: SSL, StartTLS

SETTING UP EMAIL ON SMART PHONES AND TABLETS

  • iPhone / iPad

    Watch this short video to see how to set up email on your iPhone or iPad device, or read the step-by-step instructions below.

    • Step 1
      Settings

      Tap the Settings icon on your homepage, identified by the gray wheel.

    • Step 2
      Mail, Contacts, Calenders

      Tap the Mail, Contacts, Calendars icon to view a list of your current accounts.

    • Step 3
      Add Account

      Tap Add Account to start the setup process.

    • Step 4
      Other

      Tap Other from the account type list.

    • Step 5
      Add Mail Account

      Tap Add Mail Account to continue.

    • Step 6
      Enter Information

      Enter:
      -Name: Your name as would like it to be seen on outgoing emails
      -Email: Your full @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Password: Your current email password
      -Description: Name to be displayed when viewing your account on your iPhone

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will enter your email as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Step 7
      Next

      Tap Next to continue setup.

    • Step 8
      Enter Information

      Ensure the IMAP option is highlighted at the top of the page
      -Name: Name to be displayed on your outgoing emails
      -Email: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Description: Name displayed when viewing account on device

      Incoming Mail Server

      -Host Name: mail.exede.net
      -User Name: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Password: Your email password

      Outgoing Mail Server

      -Host Name: smtp.exede.net
      -User Name: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Password: Your email password

      Note: Some fields may be already filled out based on previous entries

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will replace all mail.exede.net and smtp.exede.net server names with mail.wildblue.net or smtp.wildblue.net.

    • Step 9
      Next

      Tap Next to accept these settings.

    • Step 10
      Save

      Tap Save to return to the Mail, Contacts and Calendars menu.

    • Step 11
      Home

      The accounts list will now show the new account settings. Press the Home button on your device to return to the main screen.

    • Step 12
      Mail

      Tap the Mail icon to open the email app. Your device setup is complete and will now begin downloading email.

    Below are step-by-step screen captures showing iPhone setup:

  • Android

    Watch this short video to see how to set up email on your Android device, or read the step-by-step instructions below.

    • Step 1
      Email

      Open your Android Email app. The device will automatically start the Setup Email Wizard if no account is currently configured.

      Note: If the setup does not start automatically, access your email settings and look for the option to Add a New Account.
      Note : If asked, select Other as the email provider.

    • Step 2
      Enter Email

      Enter your full @exede.net email address (e.g.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will enter your email as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    • Step 3
      Password

      Enter your Password.

    • Step 4
      Setup

      Tap manual Setup.

    • Step 5
      IMAP

      When asked for the type of account, tap IMAP.

    • Step 6
      Enter Information

      Enter:
      -Email address: Your Exede email address or alias (e.g. @exede.net) to be displayed on your outgoing emails
      -Username: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Password: Your email password
      -IMAP server: mail.exede.net
      -Security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)
      -Port: 993
      -IMAP path prefix: Leave this field blank

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will replace mail.exede.net  with mail.wildblue.net.

    • Step 7
      Next

      Tap Next to test and save incoming server settings.

    • Step 8
      Enter Information

      Enter:
      -SMTP server: smtp.exede.net
      -Security type: SSL (Accept all certificates)
      -Port: 465
      -Require sign-in: Make sure this box is checked
      -Username: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Password: Your email password

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will replace smtp.exede.net  with smtp.wildblue.net.

    • Step 9
      Next

      Tap Next to test and save outgoing server settings.

    • Step 10
      Next

      Set other account options as desired and tap Next.

    • Step 11
      Enter Account Information

      Enter:
      -Give this account a name (Optional): Name to describe mailbox settings
      -Your name (displayed on outgoing messages): Name to be displayed on your outgoing emails

    • Step 12
      Done

      Tap Done to complete set up and begin downloading email.

  • Blackberry

    • Step 1
      Settings

      Go to Settings, located on your home screen, identifiable by the grey cog wheel.

    • Step 2
      Accounts

      Select Accounts.

    • Step 3
      Add Accounts

      Then select  Add Accounts.

    • Step 4
      Email, Calender, and Contacts

      Select Email, Calendar and Contacts.

    • Step 5
      Enter Email

      Enter your full @exede.net email address and tap Next.

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will enter your email as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    • Step 6
      Next

      Enter your password and tap Next.

    • Step 7
      Review

      Review the detected server settings below to ensure accuracy and update as necessary
      -Description: Name for account settings
      -Display Name: Name to be displayed on your outgoing emails
      -Username: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Email Address: Your Exede email address or alias (e.g. @exede.net) to be displayed on your outgoing emails
      -Password: Your email password
      -Server Address: mail.exede.net
      -Port: 993
      -Encryption: SSL
      -IMAP Path Prefix: Leave field blank
      -SMTP Username: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -SMTP Password: Your email password
      -SMTP Server Address: smtp.exede.net
      -SMTP Port: 587
      -SMTP Encryption: StartTLS

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will replace all mail.exede.net and smtp.exede.net server names with mail.wildblue.net and smtp.wildblue.net.

    • Step 8
      Done

      Tap Done to complete the process.

  • Windows Phone

    • Step 1
      Apps, Settings

      On Start, slide left to access the App list, find and tap Settings.

    • Step 2
      Email+Accounts

      Tap Email+Accounts from under the System heading.

    • Step 3
      Add Account

      Tap Add an Account.

    • Step 4
      Advanced Setup

      Tap Advanced Setup to start setup.

    • Step 5
      Enter Email

      Enter your Exede email address or alias (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to be displayed on your outgoing emails and email password.

    • Step 6
      Internet Email

      Tap Internet email.

    • Step 7
      Enter Information

      Enter:
      -Account name: Name to describe mailbox settings
      -Your name: Name to be displayed on your outgoing emails
      -Incoming email server: mail.exede.net
      -Account type: IMAP4
      -Username: Your @exede.net email address (e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
      -Password: Your email password.
      -Outgoing (SMTP) email server: smtp.exede.net

      Note: If you are using a WildBlue email address, you will enter your email as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and replace all mail.exede.net and smtp.exede.net server names with mail.wildblue.net or smtp.wildblue.net.

    • Step 8
      Advanced Settings

      Tap Advanced Settings and make sure that all four check boxes are checked:
      -Outgoing server requires authentication
      -Use the same username and password for sending email
      -Require SSL for incoming email
      -Require SSL for outgoing email

    • Step 9
      Sign In

      Tap Sign In to save settings and begin downloading email

SETTING UP EMAIL in Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Windows Mail FOR WINDOWS AND MAC

  • WINDOWS 10

    Windows 10 comes with its own mail application, located conveniently right on your desktop. If you are using a computer that is running Windows 10, you can set up your Exede.net or Wildblue.net email to work with Windows Mail by following these steps-by-step instructions.

    To configure your Exede.net or Wildblue.net email account with Windows 10 Mail, follow the steps below:


    • Step 1

      To begin, open Windows 10 Mail

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10

      Click on the Windows Icon (Start menu) and then click on Mail

    • Step 2

      If this is your first time opening Windows Mail, this screen will appear:

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10

      Click on Add account button

      If you are already using Windows 10 Mail, you will need to go to:

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10 Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10 Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10
    • Step 3

      Now you can begin with the email account setup

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10

      Scroll down to Advanced setup and click on it.

    • Step 4

      On the first screen of Advanced setup click on Internet email

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10
    • Step 5

      On the next window you will need to enter your account credentials

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10

      Account name: Type in your full email address including @exede.net or @wildblue.net

      Your name: Type in Your name the way you want recipients to view it

      Incoming email server: Type in mail.exede.net if you are using Exede or mail.wildblue.net if you are on Wildblue

      Account type: Select IMAP4 as the Account type *Recommended
      Note: POP3 is also an option. Learn the difference between POP3 and IMAP above

    • Step 6

      On the next screen you will be asked to provide information to configure your Outgoing email server (SMTP)

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10

      User name: Type in your full email address including @exede.net or @wildblue.net

      Password: Type in your email password

      Outgoing (SMTP) email server : Type in smtp.exede.net if you are using Exede or smtp.wildblue.net if you are on Wildblue

      Scroll down and DO NOT click on Sign-in button just yet

    • Step 7

      At the bottom on the screen, make sure all options are checked:

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10

      Finally, click on Sign-in button

    • Step 8

      You will see a confirmation window. Click on Done button to finish.

      Setup Widblue Exede email on Windows 10

      Congratulations!

  • APPLE MAIL

    Watch this short video or follow the steps below to set up you exede.net email using Apple Mail. We recommend using the IMAP account rather than POP, especially if you're using your mail on multiple devices.

    The incoming mail server to use is mail.exede.net. The outgoing server is smtp.exede.net.

    If you are using wildblue.net email, the incoming mail server is mail.wildblue.net and the outgoing server is smtp.wildblue.net.


    • Step 1

      To begin, open Mail and click on Add Account

      Setup Widblue Exede email on APPLE MAIL
    • Step 2

      On the next screen select Add Other Mail Account and click on Continue button

      Setup Widblue Exede email on APPLE MAIL
    • Step 3

      On the next screen select typi in Your name, email address and password and click on Create button

      Setup Widblue Exede email on APPLE MAIL
    • Step 4

      Account must be manually configured message will appear. Click on Next button

      Setup Widblue Exede email on APPLE MAIL
    • Step 5

      Next, You need to configure Incoming Mail Server

      Setup Widblue Exede email on APPLE MAIL

      Select IMAP (or POP) account type you want to use.

      Mail Server: Type in mail.exede.net

      User Name: Type in part of Your email address before the @ sign

      Password: Type in Your email password

      Click on Next button

    • Step 6

      Next, You need to configure Outgoing Mail Server

      Setup Widblue Exede email on APPLE MAIL

      SMTP Server: Type in smtp.exede.net

      User Name: Type in Your full email address

      Password: Type in Your email password again

      Click on Create button

    • Step 7

      Congratulations! Your Apple Mail is good to go!

      Setup Widblue Exede email on APPLE MAIL
  • OUTLOOK FOR MAC

    Watch this short video or follow the steps below to set-up your Exede or WildBlue email account with Outlook For a Mac.

    *Note: This is Outlook for Mac 2011; other versions may appear slightly different.


    • Step 1

      To begin, open Outlook app and click on tools and select Accounts

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for MAC
    • Step 2

      Once in Accounts click on the + and select E-mail. Located in bottom left corner.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for MAC
    • Step 3

      5. Enter your Exede.net or Wildblue.net E-mail address
      6. Enter your email Password
      7. Enter your Exede.net or Wildblue.net email address as your Username
      8. Select IMAP from the Type drop down menu, or if you would like to use POP3 settings select POP3 here. The difference between IMAP and POP3
      9. Type mail.exede.net or mail.wildblue.net as the Incoming Server
      10. Check the boxes next to Override default port and Use SSL to connect
      11. Enter 993 as the incoming port number (For POP3 settings, enter 995 as the incoming port number)
      12. Type smtp.exede.net or smtp.wildblue.net as the Outgoing sever
      13. Check the boxes next to Override default port and Use SSL to connect
      14. Enter 465 as the outgoing port number.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for MAC

      Click on Add Account button after you have finished with data entry.

  • OUTLOOK FOR PC

    Watch this short video or follow the step-by-step instructions below to set up your exede.net or wildblue.net email service using Outlook on your Windows PC.


    • Step 1

      To begin, launch Outlook, click File and then click on + Add Account

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
    • Step 2

      Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
    • Step 3

      Select Internet E-mail and click Next

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
    • Step 4

      Here you need to enter User and Servers information. Fields explained below the image.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows

      User, Server and Logon information help:
      Your Name: The name you’d like to appear when someone receives an email from you
      Email Address: The complete email address (including the @wildblue.net or @exede.net)
      Account type: IMAP
      Incoming mail server: type mail.exede.net or mail.wildblue.net
      Outgoing mail server (SMTP): type smtp.exede.net or smtp.wildblue.net
      User Name: The user name you will login with. This text box is automatically filled in for you when you enter your e-mail address
      Password: Your wildblue.net or exede.net password

      After you done, click on More Settings button.

    • Step 5

      Click the Outgoing Server tab and check box My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication

      Click the radio button Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Do not click on OK button just yet

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
    • Step 6

      Click the Advanced tab. We need to setup Server Ports and security here.

      Type 993 for Incoming server port.

      Type 465 for Outgoing server port.

      Select SSL encryption for both and click on OK button.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
    • Step 7

      The Internet E-mail Settings main screen reappears. We need to test the settings here.

      Make sure the box next to Test Account Settings by clicking the Next button is checked.

      Click on Next button.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
    • Step 8

      The Outlook will now test the connection to servers.

      Click on Close button.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
    • Step 9

      Congratulations! You are all set with Outlook setup for Exede or Wildblue!.

      Click on Finish button.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Outlook for Windows
  • THUNDERBIRD

    Thunderbird is a free email client offered by Mozilla, creator of the Firefox browser. This setup is the same for PCs and Macs, although the appearance of the PC examples below will look slightly different on your Mac.

    If you already have a Thunderbird account and just need to update your exede.net or wildblue.net settings, scroll to Step 6 of this article to Correcting your Thunderbird server settings.


    • Step 1

      To begin, launch Thunderbird, click Tools and then click on Account Settings

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 2

      Click on Account Actions and select Add Mail Account

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 3

      Fill in Your name, as shown to recepients, your Email address (including the @exede.net or @wildblue.net) and Password, and then click Continue

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 4

      Thunderbird will try to look up server settings unsuccessfully. Click on Manual config. button

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 5

      You will be taken to main mail account setup. Here we will configure our servers.

      Incoming: Select IMAP (or POP3). Server hostname: Type mail.exede.net or mail.wildblue.net. Port: 993. SSL: Set both SSL dropdown menus to SSL/TLS.

      Outgoing SMTP: Server hostname: Type smtp.exede.net or smtp.wildblue.net. Port: 465. SSL: Set both SSL dropdown menus to SSL/TLS.

      Click Done button to finish.

      Note: If you would like to use POP3 settings, select POP3 from the Incoming dropdown menu and change the Incoming Port to 993.
      Click here to learn about the difference between POP3 and IMAP

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 6

      Make correction to existing accounts

      There is no need to delete an old account. All we need to do is make small adjustments to existing account:

      Click Tools and then click on Account Settings

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 7

      Left pane will present you the list of all accounts you have already setup in Thunderbird. You can have as many accounts you like.

      To adjust your old account settings, click on Server Settings under existing Exede or Wildblue account.

      Server name: Change your Server name to mail.exede.net or mail.wildblue.net.

      Port: Change the Port to 993.

      Connection security: Select SSL/TLS.

      Click on Outgoing Server (SMTP) located in the bottom of left panel.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 8

      Click on on your Exede or Wildblue record and then on Edit button.

      In new window, adjust settings as follows:

      Server name: Change the SMTP Server Name to smtp.exede.net or smtp.wildblue.net

      Port: Change the Port to 465.

      Connection security: Select SSL/TLS.

      Click on OK button.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows
    • Step 9

      Click on OK button again to save new configuration.

      Setup Widblue Exede email in Thunderbird for Windows

      Note: If you would like to use POP3 Settings, or set IMAP settings on an account that is currently using POP3, you will have to remove the account by going to Tools> Account Settings> Account Actions >Remove Account. Then, you will need to set up your account again by following the “Setting up email” instructions above.

      Warning: If you have used POP3 protocol prior, most likely that all your mail exist only on your computer and not server.
      If you plan on using IMAP and want to keep your messages, you need to create new IMAP account, then go to Inbox, Sent folders. Select all mail (CTRL+A), Copy (CTRL+C). Next go to Inbox folder of new IMAP account and paste (CTRL+V) all mail there. Repeat this steps for each folder you need.
      Once copying finished, all your mail will be synced with server and you may safely get rid of old POP3 account.

      Congratulations! You are all set with Thunderbird setup for Exede or Wildblue!

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