26-year-old James Wieland of Lewiston is charged with criminal invasion of computer privacy.
It carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
Lawyers for both sides of the case met today to update the progress.
U-Maine police began an investigation in October after getting a complaint about suspicious e-mail from a student.
Campus police worked with the computer crimes task force, which led them to wieland.
Police say the hacking started in august of 2007.
Penobscot county Deputy District Attorney Mike Roberts says Wieland is also accused of stealing photos from personal e-mail accounts and then altering them in inappropriate ways.
Wieland has not been charged with that crime, but Roberts says that could change.
Wieland is currently out on bail, he’s scheduled to go to court again in May.