17.10 Saving Unfinished Email

Reference these section to understand how auto-save works and how to save unfinished email.

17.10.1 Understanding Auto-Save

When you compose a new message in GroupWise, items are automatically saved for you. This prevents the loss of any messages you are authoring if GroupWise unexpectedly shuts down. When GroupWise restarts, you have the option to recover these messages to finish composing them.

When you are composing a new message in GroupWise, by default the message is automatically saved to disk every 30 seconds. The message is saved as a MIME file to c:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Novell\GroupWise\GWItemSave.eml. The file name increments if you are composing multiple messages simultaneously. When you save the message to your Work in Progress folder or close the item, the auto-saved message is deleted.

When GroupWise starts, if there are auto-saved messages in the c:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Novell\GroupWise directory, a window is displayed letting you know you have auto-saved messages.

You have the following options for auto-saved messages:

Retrieve all saved messages into GroupWise: Recovers the auto-saved messages in GroupWise so that you can finish composing the messages later.

Delete all saved messages: Deletes the auto-saved messages from disk. The information in them is permanently lost.

Ask again next time GroupWise is started: Retains the saved messages on disk but does not recover them in GroupWise. The next time that GroupWise is started, the same window reappears.

Enabling or Disabling Auto-Save

Auto-Save is enabled by default. See the procedure below if you want to change the setting.

  1. Click Tools > Options, and then double-click Environment.

  2. Click the General tab, and then deselect Enable auto-save to disable Auto-Save.


    Select Enable auto-save to enable Auto-Save.

  3. Click OK.

17.10.2 Saving an Unfinished Email

To save an unfinished email:

  1. In an open item, click File > Save Draft.

  2. Click the folder you want to save the item to, and then click OK.

The draft message is placed in the folder you chose in Step 2. The default folder for unfinished messages is the Work In Progress folder.