With the recent blog from the ICO about the thing to consider when sending E-mails parents i thought this would be an opportune time to post a quick HOW-TO-GUIDE on setting up E-mail encryption in Office 365.
I don't want to get into the specifics of why or why not to encrypt here but i'll show you what you need and how to achieve it.
First thing to consider is licensing. As far as education is concerned the only way to license a user for E-mail encryption is by purchasing
Updated 16th July 2014 at 11:19 PM by Marshall_IT
As in, how to right-click>send to>mail recipient. Bit wordier than that, and with a picture.
Another email tip this week, because there's so much people don't seem to know. ICT Tip 061 - Related Messages in Outlook.doc
So after a bit of a break to let me build up a buffer between work and here again (as not every tip I send out round school is relevant to everyone, so some get skipped), regular service can resume.
Picking up from the last proper tip, ICT Tip #59 - Searching Emails (Outlook 2010) - Blogs - EduGeek.net, this week is ICT Tip 060 - Searching Webmail.doc. This is based on the Webmail service of Exchange 2007, so may not be relevant to everyone, but you might get some mileage out of it.
Warning: distribution of this week's tip may result in an increase in Comic Sans MS in your inbox. Use with caution. ICT Tip 055 - Email Signatures.doc
(written for Outlook 2010)
(I am also happy to see that EG does not have Comic Sans MS as an option for posts )
Continued from last time, some more on Out of Office, but as done through Exchange 2007's webmail service: ICT Tip 054 - Using Webmail to set up Out of Office.doc
It's probably accurate for Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010 as well, bar a few screenshot changes.
ICT Tip 044 - Work Email on Smartphones.doc
Y'all will have to do a bit of the work yourselves this week - I've stripped out all the settings specific to my domain and replaced with them [placeholders in squarebrackets]. Go through and fill out the details as appropriate to your network. We use Exchange here, so it may not be appropriate for your network, though I'd have thought most email services were capable of supporting smartphone email.
iPhone, Android and Windows Phone instructions
Back in time for an older tip, not that it matters to anyone but me. There's a chunk of school-specific tips from 42-44 so in an attempt to maintain my buffer, I've gone back and pulled out an ever-relevant tip I wrote when we changed email provider and started to suffer an onslaught of spam. ICT Tip 018 - Avoiding Scam E-mails.doc
It's a bit longer at 4 pages, but some people require a comprehensive dismantling of their naÔvety.
Just had this rubbish through the door in postcard format:
Your request for an EcoSplash has been received. (No, We never sent a request!)
If you don't require it contact us on... (Stop there. We didn't order one so no!)
You will need to give us your address so that we can remove your details (And confirm I am an idiot? No thanks!)
For more information visit... (Doesn't even appear in Google searches and the WHOIS points to a marketing
Updated 9th December 2011 at 08:27 PM by CAM
OK, so I heard a great quote on twitter a while back:
"In 5 years time, running an exchange server will be like running your own nuclear power plant to heat your home"
This sounds like a sensible statement to me and since we have an aging Exchange 2003 server I thought I would look into being an early adopter of their "Live@EDU" cloud based email system.
Updated 9th December 2010 at 09:02 AM by zag