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Junior

email notifications w.r.t. Community

I can't seem to get my email notifications from Community set the way I'd like them.  I don't use my @hughesnet email account if I can help it.  Before the Community software was switched there was a way of setting up my account to send notifications to alternate email accounts and designate a "primary" email account.  Before the sw switch I had set my account to use my not-hughesnet email account as my primary email account and I had removed the hughesnet email account from the list of email accounts.  Community persisted in sending email notifications to the hughesnet email account (in addition to my not-hughesnet email account).  As a result of my lack of use of that hughesnet email account the inbox would fill with these messages.  With the new Community software I don't see any way of controlling email notifications other than turning them on/off altogether.  I notice now that the Community software is hit or miss at sending email notifications to my not-hughesnet email account, while it sends LOTS more (all) to my hughesnet email account.  How can I direct the new Community software to NOT send mail to my hughesnet email, but instead send ALL notifications to my non-hughesnet email account?  Thanks for your help.

 

A related question.  Is there way to send up a permanent forward on my hughesnet email account ?

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Tutor

Re: email notifications w.r.t. Community

HughesNet requires that you use the HughesNet email address that they have assigned to you.
Junior

Re: email notifications w.r.t. Community


jezra wrote:
HughesNet requires that you use the HughesNet email address that they have assigned to you.

That seems overly restrictive and is unfortunate.  I guess if they want to restrict board participation to those with hughesnet accounts that would do the trick.  Even with that goal, that does not rule out additional non-hughenet email accounts being utilized (as used to be the case) for notifications.

Advanced Tutor

Re: email notifications w.r.t. Community

They may be trying to cut down on the trolls and drive-by spammers that would hit the old site on the weekends.

 

Tutor

Re: email notifications w.r.t. Community

Asking "what phone number is associated with your account?" and "what is your SAN?" during forum account creation would be more effective than requiring a user to use the assigned HughesNet email address
Advanced Tutor

Re: email notifications w.r.t. Community


jezra wrote:
Asking "what phone number is associated with your account?" and "what is your SAN?" during forum account creation would be more effective than requiring a user to use the assigned HughesNet email address

Good point.

Teaching Assistant

Re: email notifications w.r.t. Community


motobojo wrote:

 

A related question.  Is there way to send up a permanent forward on my hughesnet email account ?


Yes.  

 

Once you're signed into your Hughes.net email, click on the Preferences tab.  

 

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Once in Preferences, click on Mail.

 

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Then go down to "Receiving Messages" and fill in the forwarding address in the "Forward a copy to" box.  Also choose whether you want to keep a local copy in your Hughes.net email.  I did in the beginning to make sure that everything was forwarding correctly.  Once I found out that it was forwarding them properly I checked it so it didn't keep the emails.  

 

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Then click save.  

 

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It's worked fine for me.  Good luck.  

   


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