IT, Media and Classroom Services at the Okanagan campus and UBC IT department at the Vancouver campus will soon be ready to roll out the same email service for both UBC campuses.
In November 2009, UBC announced a plan to provide this type of service to faculty and staff. To accommodate the large number of accounts that would need to be migrated to this integrated email service, UBC IT at the Vancouver campus has developed a new email service called FASmail that will accommodate up to 20,000 mailboxes.
This new FASmail service will bring a number of improvements over the current email system, including improvements in calendaring, room resource booking, client software support, and iOS device support.
On the Okanagan campus, IT, Media and Classroom Services (ITMCS) will start migrating faculty and staff to the new FASmail service in the second and third quarters of 2013. ITMCS will start by contacting department administrators to work out a migration date in the second and third quarters of 2013.