Using the Novell GroupWise 6.5 Collaboration Client for Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0 (v6.5 for NNLS 1.0)

The following is information about the Novell GroupWise 6.5 Collaboration Client for Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0.

For installation instructions, see the Novell Nterprise Linux Installation Guide.

Setting Up an Account and Starting the Collaboration Client

When you start the Novell GroupWise 6.5 Collaboration Client for Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0 for the first time, you need to set up an account to access your NetMailTM 3.5 account on the NNLS server.

  1. Double-click Shortcut to GroupWise icon on your desktop.

  2. If you are prompted to enter a GroupWise password without an option to select Remote Mailbox Path, click Cancel.

  3. Select Remote Mailbox Path, then click OK.

  4. When prompted to create the folder for this path, click Yes.

  5. When prompted to set up an account, click OK.

  6. If the Location Information dialog box displays, specify the required information, then click OK twice.

  7. In the Create Account dialog box, type a name for the account, such as your NetMail username.

  8. In the Account Type drop-down list, select IMAP4.

  9. Click Next.

  10. In the Incoming Mail Server field, type the full DNS name of the NNLS server.

  11. In the Login Name field, type the account name you typed in Step 7.

  12. Click the next two fields to populate them with the correct information.

  13. In the From Name field, type the name you want to display when sending items from this account.

  14. Click Next twice.

  15. Using the Up and Down buttons, position the new folder in the Folder List.

  16. Click Finish.

  17. In the Folder List, click the account you just created.

  18. Log in to the NNLS server by entering your username and password.

    You might see a momentary delay while the database is populated on the local hard drive.

  19. In the Folder List, click the Inbox folder to display messages and appointments in the Item List.

Now that this account is set up, when you want to log in to the GroupWise Collaboration Client, double-click the desktop icon, make sure Remote Mailbox Path is selected (or add the /pr-path_to_remote_mailbox startup switch to the Target field in your desktop shortcut), then click OK. Click the account in the Folder List.

Using the Collaboration Client

Using this client, you can access your NetMail 3.5 account messages, as well as messages from any POP3, IMAP4, or NNTP account. You can set up any accounts you want to connect to under the Accounts menu. For information, see Adding a POP3 or IMAP4 Account to GroupWise and Adding a News Account.


The following features are new in the Novell GroupWise 6.5 Collaboration Client for Novell Nterprise Linux Services 1.0:

IMAP4 Shared Folders

You can share your IMAP4 account folders with other users in the same IMAP4 domain. For example, you can share your NetMail folders with other users in the NetMail domain. The IMAP4 domain must support sharing folders.

For more information, see Downloading POP3 and IMAP4 Accounts to GroupWise, Adding a POP3 or IMAP4 Account to GroupWise, Sharing an IMAP4 Folder (v6.5 for NNLS 1.0), and Seeing IMAP4 Folders That Are Shared with You (v6.5 for NNLS 1.0).

Free Busy Search on a CAP Server

You can perform a free busy search on other users in your NetMail account domain or on users in any other IMAP4 account domain that supports CAP (Calendar Access Protocol). Before you can perform a free busy search, you need to add a CAP server account on the CAP tab in the Accounts dialog box.

For more information, see Scheduling an Appointment for Other Users, Performing a Busy Search, Adding a CAP Account to GroupWise (v6.5 for NNLS 1.0), and Modifying Properties of a CAP Account (v6.5 for NNLS 1.0).

Remote (Offline) Mode

You can run this client in two different modes:

  • Remote, which automatically connects to your NetMail system and IMAP4/POP3/NNTP accounts at periods you specify.
  • Remote (Offline), which never automatically connects. Working offline is beneficial when you are working on a disconnected laptop and do not need to connect, and also when you want to reduce charges for online time.

If you select to connect while in Remote (Offline) mode, your mode is changed to Remote mode and a connection is made. After the connection has completed, you can return to Remote (Offline) mode by clicking File, then clicking Work Offline.

For more information, see Using Different GroupWise Modes (Online, Caching, and Remote) and Remote (Offline) Mode (v6.5 for NNLS 1.0).

Unsupported Features

Because this client will generally be running against a NetMail back end and not a GroupWise back end, some functionality in the user interface is not supported. Unless you run this client against a GroupWise back end, the following GroupWise functionality is not supported:

  • Online and Caching Modes
  • Proxy
  • GroupWise Client Rules (although NetMail rules that are set up in NetMail are supported)
  • Document Management
  • Junk Mail Handling
  • Shared Address Books
  • Routing Slip
  • Status Tracking (seeing status information on the Properties tab of a sent item)
  • Notify
  • GroupWise Messenger

For a list of known issues, see the Novell Nterprise Linux Services Release Notes.