Using google mail for school email, is it a good idea?
Reading the forums I've found out that some of you use google mail for your schools and I'm contemplating that possiblity for the future.
After thinking about it I found the next pros/cons, and I'll be really thankful if you could add your owns, or even better tell me good / bad experiences doing it:
-I won't be able to monitor the school email to avoid bullying
-Not sure the level of control that I will have to limit the mailing to other people in the same domain or things like that (for example for younger kids which I don't want to send/receive emails from outside)
-Managing contacts and calendars (is it easy to share this info in google mails)
-Google can read confindential emails sent to parents.
-With my own server I manage backups and I can recover lost emails
-less accesible from home (slower)
-I won't have to worry about backups
-I won't have to worry about data storage
-Cheaper as I don't pay for the email server licenses
-More accesible from home
Thanks to all ; )