My friends have a small ISP and this is really a great product.
I have heard nothing but bad things about FirstClass, of course these
are just opinions and I myself haven't used the product. Anything cross
platform have significant advantages over other products.
You can't beet the free dial-ups for the staff from Govnet.
From: School Information Technology Discussion
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bryan Thompson
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 1:58 PM
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Subject: Re: Transition to Non-Govnet Email for Staff
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?
>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
>access have not been very successful either. We are strongly
>getting our own domain, and moving our staff to a low-cost email
>who has good web access email with good features.
>What experience have you people had with the transition? Most email
>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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