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More Email Storage At No Additional Cost

September 6, 2011, Volume 58, No. 02

Whether you’re an Exchange or Zimbra user, as of July 1, Information Systems & Computing increased your base email quota from 500 MB to 1 GB at no additional cost to you.  The increase to the base quota allows you to receive and keep more email, and keep it readily accessible rather than archived offline—an especially useful feature to those who receive lots of attachments. In addition, the increased storage provides freedom to experiment with some of the built-in collaboration features of Zimbra, including document editing and file sharing, with more confidence there will be enough storage available for critical email.

If you need additional storage beyond 1 GB, it’s possible to add an additional 3 GB for both Exchange and Zimbra users at a charge of $0.50 per extra 250 MB per month. This is a lower charge rate than the FY2011 charge of $1.25 per extra 250 MB per month made possible through economies of scale resulting from consolidation onto a new technology. 

Quotas higher than 4 GB are also available via special arrangements.

Best practices suggest people look carefully at what and how long they actually retain email.  Since email is not generally considered a secure medium and should not be used for highly sensitive information, ISC offers the Penn community SecureShare for secure file exchange and SecureSpace for secure collaboration.  SecureShare encrypts files and ensures they reach only intended recipients.  SecureSpace enables collaboration with colleagues at Penn and other institutions. 

For more information, please contact Adam Preset at preset@isc.upenn.edu

Almanac - September 6, 2011, Volume 58, No. 02