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School ICT Policies Thread, Student Email in School Administration; What are peoples thoughts or policies on giving Student's access to email. Apparently in the upcoming year, some of the ...
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    Student Email

    What are peoples thoughts or policies on giving Student's access to email. Apparently in the upcoming year, some of the new courses we are running will require them to send email from their own address. 8O

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    Re: Student Email

    Buy an Exchange server, hack it so that you can read ALL users' email, ask the parents' permission, give the little darlings their own address and deny access to all webmail addresses.

    You can then monitor for bullying, email abuse, etc.

    EASY! :P

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    Re: Student Email

    The students here all have e-mail addresses. The thing is I've forgotten to tell any of them. Whoops. This was a County thing to set all this up.

    IMHO it can open a whole world of pain and work for you. Perhaps you could allow the students who need the e-mails to create Yahoo or HotMail ones perhaps. The other method is Ric_'s one.

    I'm in the start of setting up an Exchange Server here for staff only.

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    Re: Student Email

    I am currently looking at Exchange - how do you get it to read ALL emails? (Brand new to Exchange - probably missed something obvious ).

    Andy.

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    Re: Student Email

    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    I am currently looking at Exchange - how do you get it to read ALL emails? (Brand new to Exchange - probably missed something obvious ).

    Andy.
    I will dig out the KB

    Struggling to find the KB... try...
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...d292ac5f4.mspx

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    Re: Student Email

    We have a county built exinm\squirrelmail solution - just getting it upgraded in a couple of weeks. The new system will have a language filter and hopefully a way of limiting the addresses that students can send/recieve to/from.

    We asked the county legal department what we should be doing and the silence has been deafening. Schools have a responsibilty to protect kids. The biggest fear is grooming - and how do you monitor that? One school in powys has all the emails copied to monitor - but no one has the time to do it.

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    Re: Student Email

    One thing I would recommend, whichever mail server you go for, is to limit the number of Recipients that the kids can send to. We had big problems in the past with kids sending stupid chain mails to huge swathes of the Global Address Book (covers every school in Moray, including the primaries!) until I got Fujitsu to limit them to five recipients. Also, we have never told the kids this - we've just left them to figure it out for themselves.

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    Re: Student Email

    You can deny the little darlings access to the global address book - prob worthwhile

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    Re: Student Email

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Quote Originally Posted by andy
    I am currently looking at Exchange - how do you get it to read ALL emails? (Brand new to Exchange - probably missed something obvious ).

    Andy.
    I will dig out the KB

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    It's easier just to create a non-administrative account and add it to the "Exchange Services" group. That way you get full control of every mailbox without messing around with permissions. Doesn't matter if this account has a mailbox or not.

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