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Inter office email

By dghaus ·
Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows of an email program that can be run in schools without having it go outside. We would like to be allow the kids to email from classroom to classroom but not to the outside world.

Thanks for your responses.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Inter office email

You would like to have an email server connected to your intranet, to send and receive intraoffice email, without making an internet connection.

If you happen to have a PC around with 256MB RAM and 20GB hard drive, Linux like Fedora Core with Sendmail and IMAP support may be the answer. Each user has a local account where the mail is stored. You may have an intranet domain, or the email address is simply the username, without the @ sign.

The Sendmail configuration needs to be fine tuned so that it does not relay mail to outside servers.

Mail clients like Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird will be able to access the mailbox as usual. If you have restricted the allowed DNS requests in the LAN to the internal servers, or even better, if you have a locked-down desktop, the kids will not be able to change the settings and access DNS and mail servers outside your LAN.

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by zaferus In reply to Inter office email

There are lots of them as you can see by this link. If you setup the mail server so it is internal mail only you should be good to go. Just make up the domain name (eg and have fun! If you want to get creative have the students vote on appropriate E-mail addresses as since it's internal you can make it anything you want!

Have fun!

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