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Getting Wise to GroupWise

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

We publish articles on various aspects of GroupWise, the official mail system1 for UNT faculty and staff members, on an almost monthly basis. Last month, as a part of the article "News You Can Use," we provided links to many of the articles on GroupWise that have appeared in Benchmarks Online in the past. This month we have expanded on that idea to give you, we hope, what will become for you a definitive source of helpful information on GroupWise (at least for a little while). Please note that articles on GroupWise 5.2 are included because many features remain the same across versions of the software.

Benchmarks Online Articles

  • Making Your GroupWise Mail Immortal (October 1998) -- If you don't take steps to prevent it, each of your GroupWise mail messages will be deleted when it is 180 days old. This article instructs you on ways to ensure that your messages live on, long after their targeted day of expiration. [There are some broken links in this article due to it's age but the information in the body is still valuable -- Ed.]
  • GroupWise 5.2 Proxy (January 1999) -- Proxy is defined by Webster’s Dictionary in part as: "authority or power to act for another." With GroupWise Proxy that is exactly what you will be able to do. Proxy allows you to define who you wish to have access to your mail, calendar, notes, tasks, alarms and notifications.
  • GroupWise 5.2 Calendar: The Basics (February 1999) -- The most requested feature of GroupWise, besides creating and reading mail, is the calendar. This article will help you to make better use of this very useful tool!
  • GroupWise 5.2: When You're Away (March 1999) -- Did you know you can access your GroupWise mail from anywhere in the world? Find out how in this article.
  • GroupWise 5.2 and Outlook 98 (April 1999) -- If you have been wanting to use GroupWise and Microsoft Outlook on the same PC, this article is for you. It also addresses some issues with Outlook and UNT Internet Services E-mail.
  • Accessing GroupWise E-mail From Home (August, 1999) -- The GroupWise client that you use at work is now available for you to use from home. If you have an Internet connection, either with a UNT Internet Account or through a separate Internet Service Provider, you can access your GroupWise E-mail box from home.
  • Mass Document Operations In GroupWise (July, 2000) -- Sometimes it is necessary to make changes to a large number of documents at one time. With "Mass Document Operations," you can achieve this with very little complication.
  • Routing Messages in GroupWise (June, 2000) -- Have you ever written E-mail that you wanted to send to a group of people in a certain order? Well, here's your opportunity to start doing it.
  • HTML Formatting in GroupWise 5.5 (May, 2000) -- Did you know that the GroupWise 5.5 extended client allows you to "webify" your E-mail? Now your mail messages can be just as colorful and creative as a Web page.
  • GroupWise 5.5 Enhancement Pack CD Available for Home Use (February, 2000) -- The GroupWise 5.5 Enhancement Pack Client is now available. It is being installed around campus and you can also check it out for home use. Significant updates and new features are highlighted in this article.
  • GroupWise Document Management (February, 2000) -- Although GroupWise is initially an E-mail client, there are other features of GroupWise that are now available to the user since the recent upgrades. One of these features is GroupWise Document Management Services. The document management feature is actually quite impressive and a good fit with the functionality of the GroupWise client.
  • GroupWise Document Management: Storing Documents (March, 2000)-- This is the second in a series of articles on the topic of GroupWise Document Management.
  • GroupWise Document Management: Creating Documents (April, 2000) -- This is the third in a series of articles on the topic of GroupWise Document Management.
  • GroupWise Document Management: Checking Documents In and Out (May, 2000) -- This is the fourth in a series of articles on the topic of GroupWise Document Management.
  • Large Group E-mail Guidelines (August, 2000)-- Did you know that "bulk mail" sent through GroupWise is supposed to be for UNT business only? Find out about the official UNT policy on mass mailings via GroupWise, and more, in this article. Information on "Managing GroupWise 'Everyone Mail'" is included.

Other GroupWise Information

CWN Documentation

The definitive source of GroupWise information on campus, besides this article, is the Campus Wide Networks (CWN) Computing Team's GroupWise Website. From this site you can read and/or download:

  • GroupWise Users Guides, including:

    GroupWise 5.5 - User's Guide for Windows 32-Bit

    GroupWise 5.5 - WebAccess User's Guide

    GroupWise 5.2 - User's Guide for 32-bit Windows

    GroupWise 5.2 - User's Guide for 16-bit Windows

    GroupWise 5.2 - User's Guide for Macintosh

  • GroupWise 5.5 Enhanced Client Computer-based Training (CBT)

HelpDesk FAQs

Other tidbits of GroupWise information are available in the HelpDesk FAQs:

  • FAQ: Sending mail to the Internet from GroupWise mail -- This FAQ includes information on both "Sending E-mail to the Internet from GroupWise" and "Sending mail from an Internet mail client (Pine, Simeon, etc.) to GroupWise."
  • FAQ: GroupWise E-Mail Access From Home -- Instructions on accessing GroupWise E-mail from home via the Internet.
  • FAQ: E-Mail Addressing Conventions -- Answers the question "How do I send E-Mail to someone who is using a different E-Mail system than I am?"
  • FAQ: GroupWise and the Warning about Identify Certificate Expired -- Learn what to do if you encounter this problem.

1 For a trip down memory lane see "Electronic Mail at UNT," which details the history of campus-wide E-mail here at UNT.