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    Hello all,

    I am interested in my school going on to Microsoft's free email service. We are a RM CC3 school and we use RM Easymail.

    I contacted RM to find out if the school owns the email address. This is what I sent -

    "Hello,
    We use RM Easymail and I was wondering if you could tell me whether the domain @mail.heywood.gloucs.sch.uk was brought and is now owned by Heywood Community School or if this is still owned by RM/SWGFL?"

    This was RM's reply -

    "Hi Sean,
    I can confirm that RM own the DNS and Heywood own the domain.
    Regards"

    I am a bit confused about this does this mean I can use live@edu or not. Are there any other schools who have gone from easymail to Microsoft and what did you have to do to do this?

    Thanks

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    Yes you can use Live@edu, just ask RM to make the dns change to your MX record.

    A DNS change only takes 20mins these days once they actually action it.

    We just registered a new domain ourselves as I wanted to run the new system in parallel for a bit. It also means we have a nice short email address now.

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    RM are providing the dns services for your domain.

    In order to use live@edu you need them to change the mx record for your domain to point to the live@edu service.

    The web hosting i.e your website can stay where it is.

    Ben

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    Thanks for the reply's. If i start the ball rolling and enrol with live@edu I will still be able to use RM Easymail won't I? I want to be able to migrate a couple of staff and some students to see how it goes before I do a mass migration. I still want the rest of the staff to use Easymail until I am ready.

    Thanks again
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    If you keep the same domain name then you need to do it all in one go.

    As I said earlier we registered a new domain for 20 quid and moved all email users onto that.

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    how about a subdomain bob@staff.schoolname.sch.uk ???

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    We do want to keep the same email address? If at all possible.

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    Sorry can't be done without switching from one system to the other now if easymail was an exchange based system then it would have been possible to switch to live@edu then migrate the data using their tools but it's not.

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    Oh right. Ah well if we decide to go with it, it will have to be done over a holiday or weekend or something. Im trying to do as much research as possible then I will put this forward to SLT. But as its a free service compared to paying for RM Easymail plus loads of other benefits. A no brainer really!! Thanks for all your help, much appreciated.

    Sean

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