We are using Novell GroupWise (V6). If you are under the School License Agreement (SLA) it comes as part of the licensing price per student. We also use Guinevere which is an e-mail filter used to block various unwanted attachments. We have seen a steady rise in the amount of spam and we are considering spam blocking software. GroupWise integrates into NDS (Novells Directory Service) so e-mail and user accounts are one in the same which makes for easier administration.
Good Luck in your search.
Jack W. Barnes, CNE
Shelburne Community School
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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 getting
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 appreciates
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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