The University provides email accounts to faculty, staff, students, alumni, retired staff, affiliates, units, and student organizations, and tools for sending email to groups of subscribed and targeted individuals.
Additional services are also available for managing email. Some of these are provided by default; others require the user to opt in. Initially, all email accounts are basic client/server accounts.
Email is a common good service provided by the Office of Information Technology. Central email service for the Twin Cities, Morris, and Crookston campuses include mail routing, spam blocking, virus filtering, and the Gophermail WebMail client. In addition, the University has partnered with Google to offer Google Apps for the University of Minnesota's students, staff, and faculty. Partnering Google will give the University community access to a suite of state-of-the-art communication and collaboration tools, which includes Gmail.