12.4 GroupWise Cross-Platform Client

The GroupWise Cross-Platform client includes the enhancements and new features listed below.

For information about using new features, from the GroupWise Cross-Platform client, click Help > Help Topics. For additional information about using the GroupWise Cross-Platform client, see the GroupWise 7 Cross-Platform Client Guide.

12.4.1 All Day Events (v7.0)

GroupWise now has support for all day events. All day events are displayed at the top of the calendar view. When you create an all day event, by default it does not mark the time as busy.

12.4.2 Show Hidden Files (v7.0)

You can have the GroupWise Cross-Platform client show any hidden files when it is displaying a list of files and folders.

12.4.3 Cleanup (v7.0)

You can now select to have GroupWise Auto-archive or Auto-delete items, as well as have GroupWise auto-delete the trash. When you select Auto-archive, GroupWise moves items older than the number of days listed from your folder to your GroupWise Archive. When you select Auto-delete, GroupWise moves items that are older than the date specified into your Trash. When you select to have GroupWise Auto-delete your Trash, it permanently deletes all items in your Trash folder.

12.4.4 Reply Text Format (v7.0)

When you reply to a message, you can select how the reply text should appear. You can select from three settings for the reply text format: GroupWise classic, which shows the date before the original message; Include Header, which shows the header information before the original text; Internet Standard, which adds a greater-than sign (>) in front of the original message.

12.4.5 Default Compose and Read View Fonts (v7.0)

You can now select a default font and size for the Compose View and Read View. In the Compose View you can set the font and size for both plain text messages and HTML messages. In the Read View you can set the font and size for plain text messages. You can also force plain text messages to display instead of HTML messages. If you select HTML as the default Read View, you cannot select the font and size of the message.

12.4.6 GroupWise Check (GWCheck) (v7.0)

You can now use the GWCheck utility to repair your mailbox on the Macintosh Cross-Platform client.

12.4.7 User Interface Startup Switch (v7.0)

You can now start the GroupWise Cross-Platform client for Linux with a GTK look and feel.

12.4.8 Rules (v7.0)

You can automate many GroupWise actions, such as replying when you’re out of the office, deleting items, or sorting items into folders, by using Rules to define a set of conditions and actions to be performed when an item meets those conditions.

12.4.9 Spell Checker (v7.0)

Use Spell Checker to check for misspelled words, duplicate words, and irregular capitalization in items you are creating.

When Spell Checker finds a misspelled word, you can replace it with a word Spell Checker suggests, edit the word manually, or skip the word. You can also define an automatic replacement for the word, or add the word to a user word list.

12.4.10 Spell Checking As You Type (v7.0)

Use spell checking as you type to check for misspelled words, duplicate words, and irregular capitalization in items you are creating.

When spell checking as you type finds a misspelled word, the word is underlined in red. You can see a list of suggestions, add the word to your word list, or always skip the word by right-clicking the red-underlined word. By default, spell checking as you type is on.

12.4.11 Filters (v7.0)

If your Mailbox or Calendar contains many items, you might have a difficult time finding just one of them. Filter lets you display items according to specific criteria. For example, a filter can display only items that have a certain word in the subject. You can also use a filter to hide items that you want to get out of your way.

Filter does not actually move or delete items; it displays certain items based on the criteria you specify. When you clear the filter, all the items reappear. Filters you create affect all folders.

Filters affect all folders. By clicking a folder, you can see the filter results immediately.

12.4.12 Junk Mail Handling (v7.0)

Use Junk Mail Handling to decide what to do with unwanted Internet e-mail that is sent to your GroupWise e-mail address. Internet e-mail includes all e-mail where the sender’s address is in the form of name@domain.com, name@domain.org, and so forth.

Junk Mail Handling does not apply to internal e-mail. Internal e-mail is e-mail where the sender is part of your GroupWise system and the From field shows only the name of the sender, not an Internet address as explained above. If you want to block or junk internal e-mail, you can use Rules.

You have three options for blocking or junking Internet e-mail:

  • You can add individual e-mail addresses or entire Internet domains to a Block List. Items from these addresses or Internet domains are blocked and never arrive in your Mailbox.

    An Internet domain is the part of the e-mail address that comes after the @. For example, in the address Henry@mymail.com, the Internet domain is mymail.com.

  • You can add individual e-mail addresses or entire Internet domains to a Junk List. Items from these addresses or Internet domains are delivered to the Junk Mail folder in your Mailbox. You can specify that the items in this folder be automatically deleted after <n> days.

  • You can specify that any e-mail items from users whose addresses are not in your personal address books (including your Frequent Contacts address book and any personal address books you have created) are sent to the Junk Mail folder. This is sometimes called white listing.

In addition to the Block List and Junk List, there is a Trust List. Use this list to add e-mail addresses or Internet domains that you do not want blocked or junked, no matter what is specified in the other two lists. For example, you might have zcompany.com in your Block List, but you have one friend whose address is myfriend@zcompany.com. You can add this friend’s e-mail address to the Trust List.

If you specify Junk Mail Handling options in Caching or Remote mode, make sure to synchronize with your Online Mailbox in order to see the same options when you log in to GroupWise on another computer.

However, e-mail from contacts in your Frequent Contacts address book and your corporate address book are not blocked.

Your system administrator can turn off Junk Mail Handling so that it is not available.

12.4.13 Backup and Restore (v7.0)

Your system administrator typically backs up your network mailbox on a regular basis. You can back up your local mailbox if you want to have an additional copy of your mailbox, or if you want to back up information that is no longer in your network mailbox.

If the system administrator has created a restore area and has backed up the entire GroupWise system, or if you have backed up your local mailbox in Remote or Caching mode, you can open a backup copy of your mailbox to view and restore items. If you do not have Read and Write access to the restore area on the network, the POA accesses your mailbox for you.

12.4.14 Improved HTML Rendering (v7.0.1)

New technology has been added to the GroupWise Cross-Platform client that significantly enhances the rendering of HTML items you receive.

12.4.15 Improved Calendar Performance (v7.0.1)

Enhancements to GroupWise have significantly improved the performance in the Calendar. More specifically, the performance has been improved when you move the date forward or backward in the Calendar.

12.4.16 Additional Folder Views (v7.0.1)

You can now view any folder in the following views:

  • Details

  • Check List

  • Calendar

12.4.17 Toolbar Display/Hide Options (v7.0.1)

There are three different toolbars you can display in the Cross-Platform client:

  • Main: The Main toolbar contains most of your commonly used functions, such as New Appointment and New Mail. The Main toolbar is located under the Menu bar.

  • Item Context: The Item Context toolbar contains context-sensitive buttons that relate to the item that is displayed. The Item Context toolbar is located at the top of the QuickViewer window.

  • Folder Context: The Folder Context toolbar contains context-sensitive buttons that relate to actions you can perform on particular folders (currently only the Trash folder and the Checklist folder). The Folder Context toolbar displays above the folder list.