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A choice of Exchange and POP3

By NateH ·
Hi all,

I just came in to a client that is a small school that has approx 40 permanent staff and about 70-100 students on a 4 year program. Each year a new group of students come in while a group graduates and leaves.

Currently the school uses Exchange for their email. Each student is given an email address and this is the way the staff communicates with them. So the students do not need any other function than email.

They are running a Win2003 Server and Exchange.

Each year, students are added/removed from the system so that they can have an email account. As I understand it, this means a CAL license is needed for each student.

Questions:
1. Do we need a CAL for each student if we stay wtih the current setup??
2. Does it make sense to keep the Exchange server for the staff and implement another server with POP3 for the students?
3. Is #2 above possible, and if so, how?

thanks

Nate

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by cowota In reply to A choice of Exchange and ...

i think it does make sense to keep the Exchange server for the staff and implement another server with POP3 for the students, rather than the CAL setup to add/remove; by this an increasing data base of students that go in and out of the school would be in place, an unending staff/students communication platform would've been entrenched. The POP3 server could in turn serve as Web-server via Dial-up connectivity to enable students, past or present, to be reached by their staff anywhere with the SMTP,POP3,FTP proxy settings in their necessary locations within the local area. i haven't carried out this as a project personally before but i think #2 is possible judging from the similarity of configuration/operation between MsOutlook and MsExchange. So with my small knowledge i still have room to be corrected. Cheers Nate. Charles

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by shmaltz In reply to A choice of Exchange and ...

Don't use POP3 if you do you will run into many more problems than you currently have. Stay with the Exchange Client setup.
1. For each active machine (not student) that ever logs in to your exchange server you need a CAL. The exeption to this is Terminal Server, you need a license for each session.
2. no
3. It is, using any pop3 server including the same Exchange server, and configure it that students have to use POP3. If the students and Teachers share machines you will not be able to block the students from running an exchange client if you use the same server for the students. Otherwise you can just block access from the stundents machine to the server and open up POP3.

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by shmaltz In reply to

I am assuming that only current students have email address, past students don't have email accounts with your school.
If you have any questions you can email me.

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