[unisog] OT - e-mail for students

Ken Connelly Ken.Connelly at uni.edu
Fri Sep 2 20:46:02 GMT 2005

Slightly off-topic, but please pass this on to a relevant mail admin if 
you think appropriate.

We're a mid-sized .edu (~13,000 students) and are looking for doing 
something with their e-mail to improve performance and appeal.  Students 
as a group seem to think a web-based client is the only way to deal with 
their e-mail.  I disagree, but that's why I'm asking...

I'm looking for experiences, good or bad, of admins who have done 
student e-mail on a unix platform with a web-based client as the primary 
(or even only) access to the mail.  We need reasonable performance and a 
somewhat featureful client (folders on server, easily distinguish 
seen/unseen messages, etc.)  If you can share what you've done in this 
vein that was successful, great.  Or if you can give pointers as to 
things to avoid, that would be appreciated as well.

Answer directly if you (and the list moderators?) prefer.  Thanks!

- Ken
Ken Connelly Systems and Operations Manager, ITS Network Services
University of Northern Iowa           Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0121
email: Ken.Connelly at uni.edu
phone: (319) 273-5850   fax: (319) 273-7373

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