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Keeping my GW email archive after changing offices

A while back I posted a question regarding keeping my GW email archive after being told when we move to a new building we will not be able to access the files anymore.  The post is below.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Groupwise/Q_24987087.html

In that post ZENandEMAILGuy gave me an option of:
"You have two options.  Get your archive (ofxxxarc) directory copied to a DVD and take it home then download the GroupWise client, setup a remote mailbox account on your home computer, copy the archive from the DVD onto your home computer and continue accessing it in native GW format."

This option is the on I have chosen since my IT department will not even listen to me and it is my only option.

Now to my question.  I have found, downloaded, and installed GW 8 on my PC at home but when I try to open it I get nowhere.

How do I set up the remote mailbox account that ZENandEMAILGuy is referring to?  GW is not as intuitive as Outlook.  That is, to me anyhow.

BTW I did create the Novell login and I have my ofxxxarc file on my PC at home.

Please let me know if any additional information is needed.

Thanks,

Task
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Henry RohlfsCommented:
Here's a link to the GroupWise 8 docs on how to set up a remote mailbox in the Windows client:
http://www.novell.com/documentation/gw8/gw8_userwin/?page=/documentation/gw8/gw8_userwin/data/aasam77.html

Once that's set up, go to Tools -> Options -> Environment -> File Locations to point to your archive directory.
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taskhillAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the reply.

I don't think I am being clear enough to get the correct answer.

I have downloaded the client and when I open GroupWise it asks me for a login and server information which I do not have.  If I do not provide this information GroupWise closes and I get nothing.

The documents pointed out in the above post ask me to go to my "Tools" menu for all procedures yet I cannot get to it.  I can't get past the login screen.  See attached image.  I cannot get past this screen.

Thanks,

Task
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taskhillAuthor Commented:
Obviously this is much more difficult than it was originally made to sound.

Can anyone tell me if this is even possible or should I close the question.
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Henry RohlfsCommented:
I've done more research and played with the client a bit, but I can't find a way to do it without an archiving product. Sorry, but it looks like you're dead in the water.
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