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Re: [K12OSN] Student email

Les Mikesell wrote:

On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 13:55, David Trask wrote:

I simply wnat them to have an intranet
communications tool that they can also use for backup.....any ideas? PS. I'm a big fan of SME server...so if can be done with that I'd be very

An SME server should work fine as a local mailbox. Just break it's connection to the outside via smtp. There are any number of ways to break things. If it isn't going to serve ftp/http to the outside just use a single NIC on the 'private' side of your network so inbound connections can't reach it and use the 'mail forwarder' configuration option to point outbound mail to a dummy address that will never work. That way there is little customization to track during upgrades and it is easy to make it public if your policy changes.

  Les Mikesell
   les futuresource com

How about simply blocking SMTP to this box on your router or firewall? Then you could have your students do like we did at the University of Washington--ssh into the mail server and fire up Evolution/Thunderbird/PINE/whatever mail client you want to give them. This would restrict any email to that server, and only that server.


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