8.1 Understanding Notify

Notify can alert you in four ways: a sound, a dialog box, a small icon, or by launching an application. Each method is described in the following table:

Notification Method

What Happens

Notify icon on the Windows taskbar

An envelope appears over the Notify icon in the taskbar when you receive a new item or alarm. If the Notify icon doesn’t appear on the taskbar, Notify is not running.

Notify dialog box

The Notify dialog box opens on top of whatever application you are using when you receive a new item or alarm.

Notify sound

Notify plays a system beep or sound file when you receive an item. When you receive an alarm, the sound plays once every five minutes until you clear the alarm from the Notification List.

Notification list

The Notification List is a dialog box that lists all of the new, unopened items and alarms you have received. You can leave it open on your desktop, or open it from the Notify icon when you want to see it.

You can receive alarms and notifications for another user if that user gives you those rights in the Access List and if you are on the same post office as that user. See Section 10.0, Mailbox/Calendar Access for Proxy Users. If you are sending messages to non-GroupWise systems, remember that those systems must have status tracking capability in order to return the status of your outgoing message to your GroupWise system.

Notify is installed in the same folder as GroupWise when you run GroupWise Setup. Notify runs minimized in the background while you run other programs.

When Notify is running, Notify icon appears in your Windows notification area.