"I changed NOTHING...not the email address, not the settings and it finally worked on port 25. I will NOT change anything since it did finally send them."I have been working in Information Technology for almost 30 years, 12 of them at Baxter Healthcare as the Internet admin. When HughesNet told my all three of my computers just magically, all together, by themselves changed their email port number while I was sleeping I was forced to conclude they are ignorant about how their servers work.
".... why was the fact it worked not acknowledged making the issue of IS IT 25 or 587 even more confusing."