link), however it seems the properies in our mailbox store is disabled, hence we can't enter info.
Is this how you did it or is there an alternate way of enabling this?
We run our email (staff and students) on Exchange. We allocate email accounts to students in yrs 6 to Yrs 12 (about 350 students and 50 staff).
All students are aware of school policy which allows IT staff to inspect individual student email boxes, but I would love to be able to do a couple of things:
- Have a defined list of stop words and have the system block any emails that contain words from this list.
- Have the system send a copy of the offending email to a designated email address.
This would enable me to track any cyberbullying and nip it in the bud and also track any students who insist on using inappropriate language.
I know that no system would be perfect, but it would be good to at least make some dent in it. Not that we have a huge problem in this area (though I don't know what I don't know at this stage).
Has anyone come across anything like this that would work nicely with Exchange?
Last edited by Biggles; 7th April 2009 at 12:27 PM. Reason: Tidy up spelling errors
We use Sophos Puremessage, which has a built in word list and I've added a few as well. Works well, but it doesn't take a genius to work out that using ** or other punctuation to replace letters will bypass it....
If you're running Exchange 2007 and have the anti-spam componnents installed you can do this using tranport rules. Exch mgmt console > Organization config > Hub Transport > AntiSpam
2. Implemented a "bad word" filter - so any messages containing inappropriate material are not delivered to the intended recipient, and dropped into a central mailbox for monitoring. It would be possible to have a copy of all messages sent by students to also be dropped into a specified account, but we don't need this. http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.ph...content_filter
3. We have two spam filters on the inbound route - one at our ISP, and our own. One works not so good, the other is better.
For those of you who may be interested you can look to monitor student activity via email or any other messaging content (MSN, Facebook etc) through a product called NetModerator (see Crisp® SchoolSafe? - Home).
In a nutshell it looks at the content of the message for inappropriate behaviours such as cyberbullying, grooming, profanity, self harm, drugs, race hate etc and prioritises this for a moderator so they can simply log in and see who are the biggest offenders or those students at most risk.
It also looks at short and long term relationship behaviours so it can pick up on a short bullying conversation as well as pick up on the subtle approaches of a groomer over a longer period of time.
For schools who are looking to open up the communication options within their network it may be of interest.
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