Jul 102013

Students and employees at the University of the Philippines will soon be getting their @up.edu.ph email addresses as part of the state university’s eUP program.

UP Manila Information Management Service Director Romeo Villarta Jr. said the eUP email will use the Google App for Education accounts that provide 30 GB of mailbox space.

“The University of the Philippines, through the eUP Program, has created a new system-wide email service. The plan is to provide email addresses for all UP students and employees. These email addresses will be using the email domain name of @up.edu.ph. These eUP email addresses will be used by students and employees in accessing the information services to be provided by eUP,” Villarta said.

Users can activate their account by logging in at http://google.com/a/up.edu.ph, Villarta said.

Aside from 30 GB of mailbox space, the new eUP e-mail service allows use of other Google services, such as Gmail, Google+, Google Drive, and Google Groups using the UP account.

He added the eUP email account is different from the UP Manila email service (@post.upm.edu.ph), though holders of the UP Manila accounts can continue using them.

“The user has the option to utilize both accounts for email purposes. But for eUP purposes, the eUP email using @up.edu.phmust be used for authentication purposes,” he said.

But as of Wednesday, he said email accounts for some employees and students, particularly freshmen, have not been created yet.

He said UP Manila will coordinate with eUP to resolve this issue.  — ELR, GMA News

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