The Warren School recently switched from K12 net ($5000 for a 56k line) to
our local provider (Green Mt Access @ Waitsfield Telecom) ($1500 for a DSL
line), got our own url through Verisign, and couldn't be more pleased.
Staff members have to buy their own access, it's true, but GMAVT offers them
a reasonable $15/month plan with dial-in access from home, and they can
access their warrenschool.org email via the web if they already have access
on 10/21/02 1:58 PM, Bryan Thompson at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Winooski School District uses GovNet for our Internet Provider but we
> have our own in-house e-mail server using Eudora mail server for
> macintosh. We continue to use GovNet as they offer *free* dial-up
> accounts for all our staff. I'm not sure if anyone is still reading
> this thread but besides FirstClass, is there a mail server program
> that easily allows web mail access?
> - Bryan
>> Looking at the email addresses in this group, many school districts
>> such as U32, Hinesburg, Burlington, etc. have moved to email systems
>> other than Govnet for staff email. We have had very poor success with
>> our staff to work with Govnet email due to the lack of Web based Email.
>> The secondary possibilities such as Eudoramail on the web that allow POP
>> access have not been very successful either. We are strongly considering
>> getting our own domain, and moving our staff to a low-cost email provider
>> who has good web access email with good features.
>> What experience have you people had with the transition? Most email systems
>> allow forwarding by the user. Can we do that with Govnet?
>> Some of your local systems look very good, and I'm sure your staff
>> being able to do their email from anywhere any time.
>> I understand about registering domains and setting up POP and SMTP
>> stuff, so I feel we would not have a lot of admin. work once set up.
>> I'm trying to help our administration with perspectives on this.
>> Any suggestions or pointers on this subject would be appreciated.
>> Regards, Terry King ...In The Woods In Vermont
>> Waits River Valley School
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> Bryan Thompson
> Technology Facilitator
> Learning Media Center
> 60 Normand Street
> Winooski, VT 05404
> Phone: 802-655-2555
> Fax: 802-655-6538
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