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How do you do....it? Thread, Email addresses in Technical; Just out of curiosity I am interested in knowing if schools use name@geographical_location.sch.uk or something else for their email address. ...
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    Email addresses

    Just out of curiosity I am interested in knowing if schools use

    name@geographical_location.sch.uk or something else for their email address.

    I'd also be interested in reasons why you do or don't use the sch.uk ones.

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    We use @bishopbarrington.net; simply because Nominet's process for setting up an initial IPS tag (not transfer) for our "official" sch.uk domain didn't work and their phone support was next to useless.

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    I though the government has said that for e-safety pupils and staff should not be able to be identified from their email address? this includes gender, age or location.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I though the government has said that for e-safety pupils and staff should not be able to be identified from their email address? this includes gender, age or location.

    Ben
    Exactly. Their own information contradicts itself - an @school.region.sch.uk address immediately identifies the address as being a school, it's name, and where in the country it is.

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    We use our .sch.uk because it's the only dns domain our LEA will allow us to transfer mail for. Mail addresses take the form of:

    LoginName@carrhill.lancs.sch.uk

    We generate our login names in the format of FLLLLLLLXX

    F = First Name Inital
    L = Lastname
    XX = Two digit year of entry, eg current Y7 is 08.

    So for e-safety purposes we fail miserably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Exactly. Their own information contradicts itself - an @school.region.sch.uk address immediately identifies the address as being a school, it's name, and where in the country it is.
    I agree - that's kind of where this question has sprung from. This year our user names for Year 7 are all initials+part of admission number. We are now moving to school.org so they will be as anonymous as we can make them in that there will be no name and the school's location won't be identified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    We use our .sch.uk because it's the only dns domain our LEA will allow us to transfer mail for. Mail addresses take the form of:

    LoginName@carrhill.lancs.sch.uk

    We generate our login names in the format of FLLLLLLLXX

    F = First Name Inital
    L = Lastname
    XX = Two digit year of entry, eg current Y7 is 08.

    So for e-safety purposes we fail miserably.
    We used to use something similar but changed this year. It has been mentioned that Lancashire schools who don't use .sch.uk are being persuaded to move back.

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    We don't have and never have had staff or students with school.norfolk.sch.uk email addresses the school.norfolk.sch.uk email addresses are only used for generic accounts i.e head, office, ictc

    Ben

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    We don't use our .sch.uk any more mainly because the email address is so long and unmemorable, infact we may as well be talking:

    friez@emailserverdaemonthingy.Taumatawhakatangihan gakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiw henuakitanatahu.org.uk
    tbh, it's just as memorable.

    Edit: Had to quote it as edugeek automatically shortened it!
    Edit2: And it's chopping it up now!
    Last edited by Friez; 23rd October 2008 at 01:12 PM.

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    We have the whoever@ourschoolname.org.uk email addresses for staff.

    We don't provide email accounts for students (it's a long story, but the LEA are supposed to be providing all students in the county with email addresses but it hasn't got off the drawing board yet, I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    We don't provide email accounts for students (it's a long story, but the LEA are supposed to be providing all students in the county with email addresses but it hasn't got off the drawing board yet, I think).
    It is off the drawing board, we've had all students setup for accounts since early last year. Distributed logons to kids from september it works alright, kids just use it in lessons like it is MSN.

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    For the Northants Learning Platform we went with xxyyzzz@ where xx is the first two letters of first name, yy is the first two of the family / surname and zzz is a three digit increment. Meets all the anonymity requirements from Becta.

    By default the domain used is schoolname.lpplus.net but schools can transfer over the domain they use to LP+ now as well (well ... once I've written up the report, etc from the pilot and we have the processes in place!)

    Ticks all the boxes really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Exactly. Their own information contradicts itself - an @school.region.sch.uk address immediately identifies the address as being a school, it's name, and where in the country it is.
    I've just made a huge leap of imagination. I typed www. in front of bishopbarrington.net and came up with a school website. The next bit took some doing, but eventually (Lady Luck was smiling on me here) I hit the Contact tab, and Hey Presto! I found the address for Bishop Barrington School.
    Whatever you use will advertise where you are in some way or other.

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    We had LLLFFF@school.county.sch.uk, which typically doesn't give enough to be able to work out a full name, as SMIJOH isn't immediately identifiable with John Smith.
    Staff accounts were in the format JSmith@ to make them more easily identifiable.

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    Your domain name (part of your email address) is pretty public and when Becta talk about anonymity they are talking about identifying significant details about the individual.

    If you consider your domain is a bit like the school uniform. You know that particular kids are in particular schools by the uniform they where, but you don't know their name or their age.

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