Keeping my GW email archive after changing offices

Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
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.

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.


Question by:taskhill
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    by:Henry Rohlfs
    Here's a link to the GroupWise 8 docs on how to set up a remote mailbox in the Windows client:

    Once that's set up, go to Tools -> Options -> Environment -> File Locations to point to your archive directory.

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    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.



    Author Comment

    Obviously this is much more difficult than it was originally made to sound.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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    by:Henry Rohlfs
    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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