Set up security settings for Google Apps

A lot of administrators seem to be weary of letting students have a school email address – often times because it’s difficult to monitor/filter inappropriate content.   When we started with Google Apps at my school, we kept the email function off for the first year.  Later, we turned it on and it has been very handy.  Still, the specter of cyber-bullying and inappropriate spam makes me wish we had some filters.

postini

It’s now possible to filter (for free) email and discussions within Google Apps for Education.  If you’re school has Google Apps Education Edition, you can sign up to get a service powered by Postini to filter your school’s email.  The best part is that it doesn’t cost anything and you don’t need to be a computer science major to figure it out.  Check out this post on the Google Enterprise Blog to get the details.

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