4.10 Sharing Your Free/Busy Schedule on the Internet

Free/busy information in GroupWise can be published to allow access for other users. The free/busy information can be accessed by other GroupWise users or any other users who can accept a .ifb file type.

4.10.1 Publishing Your Free/Busy Schedule

To make your free/busy information available to Internet users:

  1. In the Main Window, click Tools > Options.

  2. Click Calendar > Busy Search.

  3. Select Publish my free/busy information.

  4. Click OK.

4.10.2 Sending Free/Busy Information

To notify Internet users about your free/busy information:

  1. In the Main Window, click Tools > Options.

  2. Click Calendar > Busy Search.

  3. Click Send Free/Busy Publish Location.

    This creates an email with your free/busy location.

  4. Address the email, then click Send.

4.10.3 Using Free/Busy Information

In GroupWise, you can use Busy Search to check other users’ Calendars for available times. If you receive a .ifb file from a non-GroupWise user, you can associate that free/busy information with that user’s contact information, so that Busy Search can identify available times for non-GroupWise users.

  1. In your Mailbox, open the email containing the free/busy location.

  2. Block and copy the free/busy location.

  3. Display the contact information for the sender, as described in Modifying a Contact.


    Add the user as a GroupWise contact, as described in Adding a Contact.

  4. In the contact information, click the Details tab.

  5. Paste the location into the Free/Busy field.

  6. Click Save, then click Close.