By default, GroupWise uses a proprietary address format consisting of a user’s ID, post office, and domain (userID.post_office.domain). However, when you install the GroupWise Internet Agent (GWIA), GroupWise also supports native Internet-style addressing consisting of a user name and Internet domain name (for example, userID@Internet_domain_name).
Internet-style addressing is the preferred addressing format if you are connected to the Internet, because with Internet-style addressing, users have the same address within the GroupWise system as they do outside the GroupWise system. For example, if John Smith’s address at Novell is firstname.lastname@example.org, this address can be used by users within the GroupWise system and users external to the system.
To set up Internet addressing, you do the following:
Define Internet domain names for your GroupWise system. You can have one or more domain names (for example, novell.com, gw.novell.com, and support.novell.com).
Set up the default Internet address format for use when displaying user addresses in the GroupWise Address Book and sent messages. There are six formats that can be assigned at the system, domain, post office, or user level. In addition, there is a free-form format that can be used at the user level.
Designate the address formats that can be used to address messages to your GroupWise users. There are five possible formats to choose from. You can allow all five formats, or only one.
Specify the default GWIA to be used when sending messages from your GroupWise system to the Internet. This becomes your system’s default GWIA for outbound messages sent from all domains; however, if you have multiple GWIAs, you can override this setting by assigning GWIAs at the domain level.
The following sections help you plan and set up Internet addressing: