Information services provides a secure, standards-based messaging environment for the student community with Google’s Gmail messaging system. The Gmail service provides a web-based messaging environment that facilitates easy use, ubiquitous access, and virtually unlimited storage space for student e-mail. The Gmail solution utilizes standard @up.edu e-mail addresses and integrates with the University’s internal Microsoft Exchange e-mail environment used by faculty and staff. Access to the Gmail environment can be gained from any platform that provides a standards-compliant web browser, including Windows-based PCs, Apple Macintosh, web-enabled smartphones and personal digital assistant devices, as well as web-ready gaming consoles and portable gaming devices. Students can access their e-mail by logging into the PilotsUP portal and clicking the “e-mail” icon.