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A reliable email system is essential for today’s schools, even in a primary setting. At Nortech IT, we’re often asked to help schools and colleges set up email accounts, and thanks to some excellent free online platforms, it’s never been easier – or better value.
School email addresses for pupils let them get used to this form of communication in a secure environment, as well as keeping in contact with their teachers. Email addresses also act as logons for other services such as remote classrooms and chat features.
For the staff, an online-based account such as those offered by Google or Microsoft offers an easily manageable system. What are the best email systems for schools?
What are the options for email for schools?
We’ll help you find the best service for your needs
The two main email systems we recommend for schools and colleges are Gmail and MS Outlook. Both of these are available as part of larger, online education platforms, Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 365 Education.
Both of these options provides user-friendly and secure central management for school emails. You can create as many emails as your school or college needs, for both the staff and students – for free.
Gmail for schools
Google’s email system, Gmail, provides an excellent option for school and college use.
Gmail comes free with the Google Workspace for Education subscription. You can set up email accounts for all your teaching and admin staff, and you can have as many student Gmail accounts as you need. The students’ school Gmail accounts will let them send and receive school emails and provide a secure logon for other Google features such as Classroom and Meet.
The well-known email service from Outlook is also part of a free schools’ package, Microsoft 365 Education.
This platform uses MS Exchange for email. All your teaching staff, support staff and students can have their own Outlook account and email address. Their addresses are customised under the school domain name (for example ). Students can use their email address to access features such as MS Teams, and they can also use their account from their home laptops or smartphones.
How Nortech IT can help support your email system
It’s easy to get up and running with Nortech IT
We can help you set up your accounts with either Gmail or Outlook. Not sure which system to choose? We’ll discuss this with you based on your requirements, and make recommendations.
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