The Bradford Learning Network is pleased to announce that iMail, the free email system for
schools, has been upgraded over the Christmas period.
The new platform has a very different look and feel to the current version however the basic principles of how the system works will remain the same. The new system looks more modern, will be more reliable and stable and importantly even more secure. New features of the system include:-
- Microsoft Word email editing features.
- Multiple email selection.
- Improved contact and distribution groups.
- Extensive spell checking and dictionary functionality.
A copy of the new iMail user guide can be downloaded here
What will happen to my current i-mail emails?
All your current emails and contacts will be exported into the new system. No data, including any folders you may have, will be lost – everything that you currently have will be migrated across to the new system.
Will my email address change?
No, your email will address will remain exactly the same as it is currently. Your user attributes will remain the same also.
What about my calendar?
There will be a link in the top right hand corner of the screen which will link straight back into your current calendar. Your entries will not be moved into the new shared calendar but will remain in the old calendar indefinitely. You have the choice whether to carry on using the old calendar or moving over onto the new shared diary system.
I dont have i-mail - how do I apply for an account?
If you are a BLN school and would like to move onto the system you need to contact
who will send you a spreadsheet to complete with all the user accounts you would like creating. You will be given a new domain name, typically @schoolname.bradford.sch.uk however what comes before the @ is completely up to you. If you are currently using mailtraq or a ngfl.ac.uk address we should be able to get you emails redirected to your new accounts.
If you would like any further information about i-mail or have any concerns about the upgrade please do not hesitate to contact