I too would recommend Google Apps - it works very well cross-platform
and is easily monitor-able. Plus, no maintenance and very little setup
Google Apps supports webmail, so no install is needed on workstations.
POP and IMAP capabilities are also included, so desktop clients can be
installed as well.
You also get Google Docs with Google Apps, which would let students
collaborate on documents in a web-based environment, if you enable it.
On Jan 2, 2008, at 2:54 PM, Bjorn Behrendt wrote:
> My first suggestion is to use google apps, which is free to schools,
> and you can creat as many users as you would like, students and
> If you are bound and determined to have an inhouse managed unit than
> I will suggest Zimbra (http://www.zimbra.com/) which has a Free
> OpenSource version. I set up the supported version here and It
> works well (then Google offered it's free version).
> Both zimbra and google are both web apps, so it will work with any
> computer any platform.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Douglas Patac" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 2:39:09 PM (GMT-0500) America/
> Subject: Email Server
> Hello All,
> I recently acquired a dell power edge 600sc running windows 2000. I
> have done a clean install and I am in the process of installing all
> the updates. I would like to set this up as a mail-server for our
> students to use. Any suggestions on an email server (Free Preferred)
> that I can install on this? Anyone have experience with doing this
> as I am new to this side of things. The school is basically a Mac
> school and I want to give some grades email accounts that can be used
> and monitored by me.
> Thanks for any thoughts, help, or suggestions.
> Doug Patac
> Manchester Elementary Middle School