The University of Texas at Austin is now offering all 450,000 of its alumni a free lifetime email account. Named UTmail and powered by Google, it was rolled out to 35,000 current students earlier this year, and we’re proud to join the Texas Exes in extending this service to alumni. There are three good reasons to switch to UTmail:
- To show your UT pride. UTmail provides each alumnus with a free “@utexas.edu” address.
- 25 gigabytes of storage — enough to accommodate about 500,000 average emails.
- Better privacy. UTmail will provide greater privacy than standard Gmail accounts because UT’s contract with Google is more restrictive regarding commercial data mining.
A University committee evaluated a number of email vendors who responded to a request for proposals and selected Google on the strength of its proposal, vendor references, and answers to technical questions. UT is providing this as a service to students and alumni and will receive no income from the arrangement.
We’re happy to join other universities on several continents that have selected Google as their email service provider.
Click here to claim your new “@utexas.edu” address.
Hook ’em Horns,