E-mail Disclaimer

E-mail messages sent by Fred Longworth High School as a member school of Lateral Academy Trust are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or group to whom they are addressed. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the school or Trust. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received the e-mail message in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of the e-mail message is strictly prohibited. Please note that the school and trust may monitor and intercept e-mail communications.

Fred Longworth High School is a member school of Lateral Academy Trust. It is a Company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales. The registered office for Lateral Academy Trust (Company Number 7733109, VAT Number GB 119 1072 40) is Printshop Lane, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 8JN.

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Malware and Viruses

All messages are swept for the presence of viruses and other threats. The School and Trust cannot guarantee a 100% detection rate. Good practice is to ensure that you treat all messages and attachments with caution and before use, scan them with your own anti-virus software.

Security and Encryption

Messages of a confidential nature will normally be encrypted using a secure PDF exchange (SPX) system. You will receive a notification if you have an encrypted message waiting to be retrieved for the first time.  A link is provided within the notification to access our secure mail server to create your account and following that, the message will be released.  Once the initial registration is complete, further messages marked as confidential will be sent directly to you as an encrypted PDF which can be opened using the password you set during the registration process.

Please note that you MUST use the Adobe supplied Acrobat reader (see link below) in order to read the message in full and to retrieve any file attachments contained within the PDF message.  While many other PDF readers will allow you to read the text after entering the password, they do not all support the retrieval of file attachments.  When using the Adobe Reader, any attachments can be found by clicking on the ‘paperclip’ symbol in the reading or thumbnail area of the document being read.  You may detach any files for use as normal, if you need to reply, you can use our secure mail server to compose and send your reply and maintain confidentiality.

If you have difficulties reaching our secure web service using your internet browser and are reading this from your workplace or similar environment where a proxy server and/or internet filtering and other system restrictions are in place, you may need to contact your IT Support department for assistance.

Need more help? Try this quick guide (also available as a PDF).

In some cases we may agree to send you a clear text message together with a secured and encrypted attachment in which the main content of the communication is contained. This will require a passkey (separately agreed between the messaging parties) and software to decrypt. If not already installed on your computer you can obtain the software the sender used at:

http://www.7-zip.org/;[for file extension “.7z or .zip”]