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How do you do....it? Thread, External student email access in Technical; Originally Posted by k-strider outlook web access as well.. over ssl Same here, for staff at least. Technically, students have ...
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    Re: External student email access

    Quote Originally Posted by k-strider
    outlook web access as well.. over ssl
    Same here, for staff at least. Technically, students have access, but the fact they have accounts has yet to be publicised.

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    Re: External student email access

    Outlook web here too - but only for sixth form for a number of reasons.

    We have nearly 2000 students in main school so monitoring would be a real issue, and until we have a good enough spam filter in place I fear the worst.

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    Re: External student email access

    We took e-mail off our students they started e-mailing porn pictures to each other (and not just a few students) head was not pleased, so she requested e-mail was taken off there user accounts, but until then yes they could via exchange web access.

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    Re: External student email access

    Our is also tied into our VLE, which is Sharepoint. All students get an email address which is available via OWA throught Sharepoint.

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    Re: External student email access

    Ours too use Exchange Web Access over SSL.

    Though again as some people have said already it's not everyone, just years 10 upwards.

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    Re: External student email access

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    Exchange costs a lot of money and you have to pay extra for web access. Open-source and third-party commercial alternatives cost a lot less in comparison.
    Open Source ones do obviously. However I don't think third party ones do, at least in the case of Education. Exchange costs £160 odd for the server licence and then £1.07 per user after that. You don't have to pay extra for OWA either. In comparison, Zimbra Std Edition costs $25 per user for the first 25 users and then $18/user after that. Kerio costs $399 then $1500 per 100 users. iMail costs $3000 for unlimited users.

    Admittedly the other prices I listed there aren't educational prices but I don't think they're going to be significantly cheaper than Exchange.

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    Re: External student email access

    [quote="webman"]Exchange costs a lot of money and you have to pay extra for web access. [quote]

    Rubish £310.00 (approx) and £3 per CAL is not a lot of money and outlook web access is built-in.

    You can also configure exchange to use HTTP over RPC which provides access to the exchange server using the full outlook client over the internet, although this is a bit overkill for students.

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    Re: External student email access

    OSS zimbra costs nothing. If you don't need Outlook integration for students then this is the way forward. £3 each for 1800 users IS a lot of money if you compare the features, you can do more with zimbra. If you do need commercial supoport zimbra also do educational pricing.

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    Re: External student email access

    How much is the educational pricing?

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    Re: External student email access

    dunno, we don't need the Outlook MAPI connector.

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    Re: External student email access

    Looking at the Zimbra website and the licenses are per user per year.

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    Re: External student email access

    OWA over SSL also...
    Under School Agreement 3, Exchange server standard is £40 per year, enterprise is £144. Exchange CALs £2.75 per seat NOT per user so no, I don't think it's overly expensive. Under SA benefits on School agreement you also get Antigen for MS Exchange for free - but then, you do need it!

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    Re: External student email access

    Service Provider, Education, Government and Non-Profit Editions

    Please contact sales@zimbra.com for more information.

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    Re: External student email access

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    Looking at the Zimbra website and the licenses are per user per year.
    No need for something this complex for kids. Just use Squirrelmail.

    http://www.squirrelmail.org/

    If you insist on a fancy AJAX interface then theres Roundcube.

    http://www.roundcube.net/

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    Re: External student email access

    Exchange OWA FTW. ITs cheap and good, gets them ready for the world of work.

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