GWEML

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Target:

GroupWise 7.x Client on Windows

Problem:

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.


Solution:

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"


Note:

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"

Price:

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

Version Info:
Version 1.0.0.0

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


Version 1.0.0.1
Registration of ext. fixed

Best Regards

Tommy

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  • 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 !
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  • 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 !
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