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    External student email access

    Simple question really, if your students have school issued email addresses, do you allow them to access their school email from home, either by pop/imap or a web interface?

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    Re: External student email access

    Not that we have anything implemented but I would say some kind of webmail reverse proxied to you is one of the better solutions.

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    Re: External student email access

    I'm not asking how to do it, I've got that covered. I'm just asking if you do it

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    Re: External student email access

    Yes we do. It's a basic CentOS Linux server, interface currently provided by SquirrelMail. Quick, unlimited users (tied in with Windows domain), didn't cost us anything, and has a global address book The box also runs our website.

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    Re: External student email access

    We let students and staff access our reverse proxied squirel box from home, yes. I worry that we don't monitor what goes on, but this system [custom build slackware install with web-admin] was rolled out to the whole LEA, so we'll blame them if anything goes wrong, no doubt.

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    Re: External student email access

    Oh yes ... our email is tied in with our VLE (FirstClass), and we allow access via the web front end as well as the FirstClass client.

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    Re: External student email access

    Yes students are able to access their school addresses from home.

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    Re: External student email access

    All of our staff and students are given email addresses by the lea based on an rm easymail platform.

    Ben

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    Re: External student email access

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Oh yes ... our email is tied in with our VLE (FirstClass), and we allow access via the web front end as well as the FirstClass client.
    Is it all AD based or do users have to save their email password in the VLE?

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    Re: External student email access

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Yes we do. It's a basic CentOS Linux server, interface currently provided by SquirrelMail. Quick, unlimited users (tied in with Windows domain), didn't cost us anything, and has a global address book The box also runs our website.
    Wow! I didn't know that RM did Linux too

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    Re: External student email access

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Oh yes ... our email is tied in with our VLE (FirstClass), and we allow access via the web front end as well as the FirstClass client.
    Is it all AD based or do users have to save their email password in the VLE?
    We use a nifty tool (FCAD) to authenticate against the AD ... originally they were seperate and some still use a seperate password (we allow this option for a variety of reasons ... including getting users used to having to remember more than one password) but once they log in with their domain password that is it ... it is synched across.

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    Re: External student email access

    Outlook Web Access over SSL.

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    Re: External student email access

    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkGeezer
    Wow! I didn't know that RM did Linux too
    They don't 8)

    We have the best of both worlds - RM CC3 and Linux We let Linux do what it does best - routing, proxying, serving web pages and handling email.

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    Re: External student email access

    outlook web access as well.. over ssl

    I'm supprised so few people seem to use exchange !!! or is it an un-representative sample??

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    Re: External student email access

    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.

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