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ahennessy Absent Member.
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Creating External Distribution lists

Good morning all,

I know that there have been a number of documents over the various versions of GroupWise in relation to creating a distribution list containing external users.

We have a group of board members(40) all with different email add5resses and using different service providers.

As the board members change we are changing an exported address book and requesting users to re-import the new list. etc.

Ideally I would like to be able to set this up centrally and users do not have to constantly modify address books themselves.

These accounts are not internal to the organisation and do not consume GW licences, the puspose of this list is only to create a series of distribution lists based on committeee memberships etc..


We are on GW 2014 R2 running on SLES.

can anyone please point me to a definitive TID or other document which will achieve this.?

Thanks

Anthony
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

Hi Anthony,

Perhaps this documentation will assist you: https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_admin/data/b19fbt58.html

Please let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

Yep - pretty much same old same old - a slightly different interface . . . .
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

Hi Dantia,

Whilst it is a slightly different interface.... I was pleasantly surprised to finally see this procedure included in the official documentation for the product. In the past, as far as I can recall, we had to rely on somewhat outdated and incomplete TID's. Nice progress from the doc writers 🙂

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

I think those doc writers are trying to put me out of a job - hehe.
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ahennessy Absent Member.
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

laura,

I have successfully managed to set up the external list. It is much easier in GW2014R2 that in the previous versions we've used (GW5 through to today). The KEY to doing this is to make sure that the "Internet Domain name" AND "Preferred Address Format" override is selected.

Just one last thing How or where can I allow their postal address and phone details to appear in the GroupWise Address book? I can't see columns when I go to add columns?

Thanks

Anthony
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

Hi Anthony,

If you open up an external user in the GroupWise Admin Console, click on the General tab, and I'd imagine that you can fill in their information there.

Please let us know how it goes.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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ahennessy Absent Member.
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

laurabuckley;2425422 wrote:
Hi Anthony,

If you open up an external user in the GroupWise Admin Console, click on the General tab, and I'd imagine that you can fill in their information there.

Please let us know how it goes.

Cheers,

Hi Laura,

Yes I can enter the details in the General Tab. BUT they don't show up in the columns available in the client addressbook?

It's not the end of the world but would be convenient.

Thanks again.

Anthony
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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

Hi Anthony,

Ok - I see what you mean. Let me play around with this for a bit and I'll get back to you.

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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Re: Creating External Distribution lists

Hi Anthony,

Well, I've got some information populating from my external user into my system address book, but not all of it! Which fields, in particular, are you needing/wanting?

Please let us know,

Cheers,
Laura Buckley

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