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E-mail storage increases for faculty, staff

KU Information Services has increased electronic storage space for e-mail inboxes and electronic calendars for all faculty and staff from 80 megabytes to a minimum of 500 megabytes. The increase is phase one of a campuswide initiative to provide all KU faculty, staff and students with one gigabyte of space for e-mail and calendaring this year.

Individuals can request an increase to one gigabyte in storage now.

Information Services has also added new features to improve automated mail management. Each night, all junk e-mail folders will be emptied of messages that are two weeks old. Deleted items folders will also be emptied of messages two weeks old. Messages removed from deleted items folders may be recovered through Outlook Web Access at for seven days by following the instructions found at recover.

Other recent enhancements to KU's campus e-mail system include:

  • New servers capable of faster processing and deployed in a clustered environment
  • Replacement of an 8-year-old data storage system
  • A server upgrade to the more stable Exchange 2003 software
  • New spam filtering technology
  • A revamped Outlook Web Access interface
  • Download availability of Outlook 2003 and Entourage 2004 (for Macintosh users) for the KU Community.

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