Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Big(ger) mail on campus

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 10:31 AM PDT
Posted by Eric Edens, Apps Edu Team

Around here, our mantra is “think big.” That’s why when we first released Gmail on April 1, 2004 we offered 1GB of free storage—more than 100 times what most other free webmail services offered at the time. No wonder people thought it was an April Fool’s joke! So you can imagine the laughs when we launched Google Apps for Education in early 2006 with 2GB of email storage, which in some cases was hundreds of times more than what schools were traditionally offering their students and staff. We continued adding more storage, and today we offer over 7GB of free email space for everyone using Google Apps for Education.

Now it’s time to think bigger yet again. Starting next week, new schools that migrate to Google Apps for Education will see 25GB mailboxes. Existing customers will see their mailboxes grow over the course of the next few weeks.

To celebrate 25GB inboxes, we’d like to recognize 25 of the schools that have recently gone Google:
  1. Amarillo College
  2. Anaheim City School District
  3. Ann Arbor Public Schools
  4. Boston University
  5. Buffalo State College
  6. Chaminade University
  7. College of Lake County
  8. College of New Jersey
  9. College of the Holy Cross
  10. Corning Community College
  11. Fall River Public Schools
  12. Harvey Mudd College
  13. HEC Paris
  14. Instituto de Empresa Business School
  15. Nebo School District
  16. New Haven Unified School District
  17. New York University, Stern School of Business
  18. Oshkosh Area School District
  19. Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
  20. Spring Independent School District
  21. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science - Center Administration
  22. University of Maryland in Baltimore
  23. University of Northern Iowa
  24. University of Salzburg
  25. University of Richmond
We know students and teachers are really busy. There’s no reason they should spend their time sifting through spam and deleting email to stay under quota. We hope bigger inboxes might offer the first step to helping today’s students think bigger.