The GroupWise 6.x Windows client and the GroupWise 6.5 Cross-Platform client both use client/server access mode to the post office. This requires a TCP/IP connection between the GroupWise clients and the POA in order for users to access their mailboxes. Benefits of client/server access include:
Simplified Client Connections: The GroupWise client can communicate with any POA in the GroupWise system. Any POA can then redirect the client to connect to the correct POA for the users' post office.
Historical Note: In GroupWise 5.x, the GroupWise client allowed the user to enter a path to the post office directory to facilitate direct access mode. The GroupWise 6.x client no longer offers the user that option. However, you can force the GroupWise 6.x client to use direct access by starting it with the /ps switch and providing the path to the post office directory. For information about alternatives to client/server access mode, see the GroupWise 5.5 Agent Setup Guide.