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Change school hosted email to GAFE email

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Started by Johan Schnetler 19 Jun 2014 9:13am () Replies (3)

Hi guys

Our school is currently using GAFE but the email is still hosted on our school servers. I am not able to fully utilize the "Groups"-function because our local mail servers do not recognize the groups created in Google groups, with the result that if anything is emailed using the group name, then people do not get the email. If I use the groups that I created to share content from Google Drive, then people can access it through "Shared with me" in their drive, but they do not get an email to notify them.

The question now is: Am I doing something wrong or is the only alternative to have the mail hosted by Google and not locally. If so can you please share any issues you might have had around this with me (filtering, spam ect.) Are we going to have less control over our mail, or is there nothing to worry about.




  • Heather Harper (View all users posts) 19 Jun 2014 12:59pm ()

    Hi Johan

     I agree with Hamish re Spam. we changed to Google mail...last September and I no longer have to spend time each morning going through the whole school spamm filterfolder.  Our Gmail is synched to our "AD" so that any thing done on our Windows server immediatelt synchs to gmail.

    On your "shared with me" settings after inviting the people you want to share with there is a box to tick and write a message to send an e-mail. Click on that and go send

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