The GroupWise® product includes four clients for accessing your GroupWise mailbox:
Windows Client: A proven e-mail client for over a decade, the GroupWise Windows client is a robust, full-featured access point from your Windows desktop to your GroupWise mailbox. It offers a wide array of features to meet the needs of basic to advanced users.
Cross-Platform Client: First introduced in 2004, the relatively young GroupWise Cross-Platform client offers the most vital GroupWise features to Linux* and Macintosh* users, with additional GroupWise functionality being added with each new GroupWise release.
WebAccess Client: The WebAccess client provides access to your GroupWise mailbox in any environment (Windows, Linux, and Macintosh) where a browser and an Internet connection are available. In addition, using the WebAccess client, you can access your GroupWise mailbox from wireless devices such as phones, Palm OS* devices, and Windows CE devices. Some GroupWise functionality is limited because of the difficulty of implementing it in a browser-based environment. However, some advanced functionality has been implemented using Java* applets.
Outlook Connector: First introduced in GroupWise 7, the GroupWise Connector for Outlook* allows you to access you to use Outlook to access your e-mail, calendar, and other collaboration data that is stored in a GroupWise mailbox. With the GroupWise Connector for Outlook, you can continue working in the Outlook environment you are accustomed to without being trained on using GroupWise.
The following tables compare the tasks that can be performed in the various GroupWise clients:
For a comparison of GroupWise versions 6, 6.5, and 7 SP1, see the Novell GroupWise 7 Feature Comparison.