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GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?


I have been asked, if it's possible to use the GroupWise client as frontend for other mail systems, such as Gmail and Exchange.

I mean, the client as stand alone without an installed Groupwise server.



And if so, is there a TID, where I can find the settings for the various webmails and exchange?



Thanks

Jens Jakob

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Re: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

You can connect to other email-Systems as Outlook and with Groupwise Mobility Server (GMS18.1) you can connect to all other email-Systems, please see the technical notes from this product.
There are new possibilities with groupwise Messenger and Teamworks. Teamworks will be presented in a webinar on January 17 in 2019
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Re: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

Jens,

> I have been asked, if it's possible to use the GroupWise client as frontend for other mail systems, such as Gmail and Exchange.
>
> I mean, the client as stand alone without an installed Groupwise server.


As long as either IMAP or POP are available with the other mail system, such as GMAIL, the
GroupWise client can front end them without issue.

https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_userwin/data/popimap_using.html

Thanks,

Pam

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Svar: Re: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?


Thanks, I'm aware of this. But as far as I know, it only works if you log in to an existing GW server, and then configure the access under accounts.

But without a GroupWise Server I can't even start the client.



In my scenario, some retired colleagues wants to use GroupWise Client to connect to Gmail - they don't have access to a GroupWise Server.


I have tried to put imap.google.com, port 993 in the server address, but after a few attempts to connect, the client closes.



I know it's possible to install Outlook, and use it to access Gmail. Just wondering is you could do the same with GroupWise. And again, I must state, the user do not have access to any GroupWise servers nor GroupWise mobility Servers. It's just GroupWise as stand alone client.



Jens Jakob





>>> Pam Robello<pam.robello@microfocus.com> 14-12-2018 20:20 >>>



Jens,





> I have been asked, if it's possible to use the GroupWise client as frontend for other mail systems, such as Gmail and Exchange.



>



> I mean, the client as stand alone without an installed Groupwise server.





As long as either IMAP or POP are available with the other mail system, such as GMAIL, the

GroupWise client can front end them without issue.



https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_userwin/data/popimap_using.html






Thanks,




Pam
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Re: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

On 14.12.2018 20:20, Pam Robello wrote:
> Jens,
>
>> I have been asked, if it's possible to use the GroupWise client as frontend for other mail systems, such as Gmail and Exchange.
>>
>> I mean, the client as stand alone without an installed Groupwise server.

>
> As long as either IMAP or POP are available with the other mail system, such as GMAIL, the
> GroupWise client can front end them without issue.
>
> https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise2014r2/gw2014_guide_userwin/data/popimap_using.html


It can even do RSS and NNTP... 😉 Disclaimer: NNTP is not for heavy users).

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Re: Svar: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

Jens,

> Thanks, I'm aware of this. But as far as I know, it only works if you log in to an existing GW server, and then configure the access under accounts.
>
> But without a GroupWise Server I can't even start the client.


you can set up a cache account. That will give errors when trying to attach to a GW account, but
will continue to work as a POP or IMAP client to gmail or other mail accounts.

Pam

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Re: Svar: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

On 17.12.2018 15:04, Pam Robello wrote:
> Jens,
>
>> Thanks, I'm aware of this. But as far as I know, it only works if you log in to an existing GW server, and then configure the access under accounts.
>>
>> But without a GroupWise Server I can't even start the client.

>
> you can set up a cache account. That will give errors when trying to attach to a GW account, but
> will continue to work as a POP or IMAP client to gmail or other mail accounts.


Or a remote account, that will not even throw an error.

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Re: Svar: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?


Thanks for all the answers.

As far as I can see, all the suggestions are depending on an account in a GroupWise system. Remote, Cache or something else, but still some kind of account.

So I (or rather my retired colleagues) must accept, they can not use GW as frontend.



Jens Jakob




>>> Massimo Rosen<mrosenNO@SPAMcfc-it.de> 18-12-2018 00:25 >>>



On 17.12.2018 15:04, Pam Robello wrote:


> Jens,



>



>> Thanks, I'm aware of this. But as far as I know, it only works if you log in to an existing GW server, and then configure the access under accounts.



>>



>> But without a GroupWise Server I can't even start the client.



>



> you can set up a cache account. That will give errors when trying to attach to a GW account, but



> will continue to work as a POP or IMAP client to gmail or other mail accounts.





Or a remote account, that will not even throw an error.




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Re: Svar: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

Hi.

On 18.12.2018 06:14, Jens Jakob Sørensen wrote:
>
> Thanks for all the answers.
>
> As far as I can see, all the suggestions are depending on an account in a GroupWise system. Remote, Cache or something else, but still some kind of account.


No. You can create a remote account in the groupwise client without it
ever seeing a real server.


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Re: Svar: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?


Oh, I didn't know that.

But when you start the client, you must state an address for an online, cache or remote mailbox.

Which option do I chose, and what do I write here?

Or is there a start up switch, I can use?



Jens Jakob




>>> Massimo Rosen<mrosenNO@SPAMcfc-it.de> 19-12-2018 10:45 >>>



Hi.




On 18.12.2018 06:14, Jens Jakob Sørensen wrote:


>



> Thanks for all the answers.



>



> As far as I can see, all the suggestions are depending on an account in a GroupWise system. Remote, Cache or something else, but still some kind of account.





No. You can create a remote account in the groupwise client without it

ever seeing a real server.







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Re: Svar: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

Jens Jakob Sørensen wrote:

> Oh, I didn't know that.
>
> But when you start the client, you must state an address for an
> online, cache or remote mailbox.
>
> Which option do I chose, and what do I write here?
>
> Or is there a start up switch, I can use?
>
>
>
> Jens Jakob


Hi Jens,

The first place to start is here. It has all the information you need.

GroupWise 18 Client User Guide
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise18/gw18_guide_userwin/data/front_page.html


To answer your immediate questions, refer to these sections:

Using Remote Mode
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise18/gw18_guide_userwin/data/cachingremote_remote.html

POP3 and IMAP4 Accounts
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise18/gw18_guide_userwin/data/popimap.html

Startup Options
https://www.novell.com/documentation/groupwise18/gw18_guide_userwin/data/startupoptions.html


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Re: Svar: GroupWise as frontend for other mail systems?

On 19.12.2018 12:56, Jens Jakob Sørensen wrote:
>
> Oh, I didn't know that.
>
> But when you start the client, you must state an address for an online, cache or remote mailbox.
>
> Which option do I chose, and what do I write here?


Just specify remote and a directory of your choice.

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