UoM GoogleApps - email system
Google Apps features

Google Apps is a suite of applications that includes Email, Google Calendar (shared calendaring), Google Talk (instant messaging and voice over IP), Google Docs & Spreadsheets (online document hosting and collaboration), Google Sites (team site creation and publishing), Start Page (a single customizable access point for all applications), Google Video, and Google Security & Compliance.

Google Apps delivers the advanced technology an educational institution needs to communicate and collaborate, without the cost and complexity of maintaining on-site hardware and software, and all free of charge and ads.


Enhanced communication

7+ GBs of storage means Gmail users never have to worry about a full inbox.
Integrated calendar includes subscriptions, group calendars and resource scheduling.
Web-based applications are available to access from any computer or Internet-enabled mobile device.

Smarter Collaboration

Access documents remotely and collaborate in real time.
Sharing and privacy controls let document creators choose who can access and edit their docs.
Build group or project sites without HTML, and include multiple contributors.

Security & Stability

SAS 70 Type I and Type II certified. Your data is private and secure.
Extensive APIs and support of open industry standards lets Google Apps easily integrate with existing IT systems.
Optional email security and archiving services from Postini help you stay compliant.

Table source: http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/university.html