WebMail is a complement to other mail services (primarily Eudora). It doesn't replace them so doesn't avoid costs. Obviously, the reason to do this is not for direct $$ savings. WebMail is an additional service to faculty, staff, and students, that makes it much easier to access mail away from home/the dorm/the office. The best metric I saw is this: there are about 2,000 unique WebMail users per day (out of about 55,000 unique PSU mail users per day) --- so WebMail is clearly not a trivial service; people are using it. They must find value in it.
WebMail is an additional service to faculty, staff, and students that makes it much easier to access mail away from home/the dorm/the office. The usage during the semester is a little over 12,000 users/day. Currently, there are about 10,500 users/day.
- Gary Augustson, Sponsor
- Chris Hubing, Member