GroupWise 7.x Client on Windows


With GroupWise 7, you can save an email as an eml file (Internet mail (mime)), but if you later on want to open it again, and simply click on it, you might end up with OutLook spanning to show you the email.


Install this small utility

How To:

To Install, simply copy it to the workstation, and run it with either a "/Install" or a "/Install /Silent"


To avoid anything running constantly on the workstation, while GroupWise is running, I decided on a tradeoff.....

As such...every time you click on an eml or 822 file, the msg will be left in the mailbox in the folder named "Work In Progress"


It's freeware, but with no strings attached......As such....Use at your own risk

Version Info:

Initial release
Turned out to have a bug regarding registration of the extensions.

Registration of ext. fixed

Best Regards



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    We use this tool together with our document management system.
    We tried but very often get a runtime error in gweml.exe.

    The message box is Runtime Error 216 at 0040335A.

    In the event viewer we get:
    Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: gweml.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x2a425e19
    Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: gweml.exe, Version:, Zeitstempel: 0x2a425e19
    Ausnahmecode: 0xc0000005
    Fehleroffset: 0x0000335a
    ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x72c
    Startzeit der fehlerhaften Anwendung: 0x01cc882bee12b197
    Pfad der fehlerhaften Anwendung: C:\temp\gweml\gweml.exe
    Pfad des fehlerhaften Moduls: C:\temp\gweml\gweml.exe
    Berichtskennung: 2bf3b0ff-f41f-11e0-9844-000c29b14655

    We have this issue under Win7 32 and 64 bit and also under WinXP.
    The EML files seem to be correct.
    What can we do?


    Andreas (
    The support team forwarded this customer inquiry:

    I cann't find a working copy of the gweml.exe (or zip) file to use

    Eric Burger NHTV Breda
  •   in reply to MigrationDeletedUser
    GWEml never came with an uninstall, cuz nobody would ever uninstall a GW Client ;-)

    What you can do however, is right-click on an eml file while holding down the shift-button, and select "open with"

    Then select the relevant program, and click on the "remember" checkbox
    It works well, changing the association. But now I need to change the association back. How to do so? Thanks!
    Hi Tommy,

    Thanksl !
    Any new versions on the horizon ?
    Same comments as above when trying to open more than one at a time, and the Work in progress folder
    Just what I was looking for!
    I have however found a little nag.
    When you open a saved EML message, and you have selected a shared folder in GroupWise, the correct message is put in the Work In Progress folder, but another message (from within GroupWise) is opened.
    If you select any other folder (that is not shared) within GroupWise, everything works fine!

    Hope you can duplicate this and find a solution.
    Hi Tommy, I must say when I came across this I thought all my problems were solved and finally that last nail in the exchange/outlook coffin was in place! - However on greater use of the feature im finding a few (i wont say bugs) problems that I think are worthwhile mentioning

    1) The msg being left in the "Work In Progress" folder offers a few support problems:
    a) user will complain they have an unexpected copy of an email (which one is the original? will they save it twice?)
    b) it uses up the mailbox quota and requires the user to clean up (thats hard enough getting them to do already)

    2) When opening a 2nd saved to 'internet mail' message which has been saved as an .eml it opens the message over the top of the 1st message - it appears to display HTML content in my case and is very confusing to the average user, not ideal if you want to open many emails saved out in the past and collate information from each.

    So in summary its definately a step in the right direction but at this time its not a robust enough tool to be used in a production environment such as my workplace - oh well better get back to my exchange plan - if only Novell would just give this functionality out of the box with GW !
    Hi Tommy

    Great, another little gem from you, thanks!
    Hi Tommy

    Well, it seems to solve the problem perfectly! Thanks!
    Copy rename this key


    and this one