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Mail sent to personal group is not being delivered to nested system distribution lists.

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Mail sent to personal group is not being delivered to nested system distribution lists.
Personal group contains system distribution list.
System distribution list contains nested system distribution list.


This issue does work correctly in GroupWise 8 until users are added or removed from either the main distrubution list or the nested list.  This has been resolved in the GW8HP1 patch that is currently posted on


Additional Information

Steps to duplicate:
1. Create a system distribution list called ALL, set visibility to system.
2. Create a system distribution list called Nested1, set visibility to system.
3. Add several GroupWise users to the Nested1 group.
4. Add the Nested1 group as a member to the ALL group as well as at least one other GW user. The ALL group should contain the Nested1 group and at least 1 user.
5. From the GW client, open the system address book, and double click the ALL group.
6. Click Save Group, and create a Personal Group called personal, this personal group can be saved to the Frequent Contacts folder.
7. Open a new mail message and in the TO: field type personal.
8. Send mail to this personal group. Mail will not be delivered to any users which exist in the Nested1 group. The only people that mail will be send to are the users that exist in the ALL group.

Formerly known as TID# 10058125


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  • Document ID:3519110
  • Creation Date:25-JAN-07
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise

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