Information Technology Unit Looking at Options for Employee E-Mail

Posted: September 13, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: September 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm

The following information was provided by the Information Technology Unit.

Students love MASONLIVE, their new e-mail system. More than 10,000 have already started using it. And one lucky student was awarded a brand-new Xbox 360 just for signing up for MASONLIVE.

MASONLIVE offers students a huge e-mail mailbox (10GB)—more than 200 times larger than the mailbox capacity students had with MEMO mail (only 50MB).

Powered by Microsoft Outlook Live, MASONLIVE offers additional features, including access to a 25GB SkyDrive (an online storage service that allows one to upload files so they can be accessed from anywhere), Windows Live Messenger, Windows Mobile and many other great innovations. And, perhaps best of all, MASONLIVE allows students to use the “back” button on their Internet browser without logging out of the system.

We also have some good news for Mason faculty and staff members: Soon you will be bragging about your e-mail system, too. The university will begin a project later this year to look at options for improving and/or changing the MEMO mail system. We will keep you posted with any developments.

For more information on MASONLIVE, visit the website.

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