All the students on the Isle of Man have been given an email account by the Department of Education, using a service called FirstClass. This service provides students with an email account that cannot send and receive external emails, unless this has beens set especially for them by an Administrator (or requested by a teacher). FirstClass also provides email conferences where they can discuss work, share resources, and using the Education module, even submit work for marking and receive feedback.
Students wishing to access this at home can use the Isle of Man Education website, and log in via their web browser, or alternatively download the FirstClass application and install on their computer. The second option is much better in terms of full functionality, and I would recommend all student to go for this option. The software is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
The video below explains how to install FirstClass on Windows XP.