Suppose you are using a notebook computer and have been away on a business trip. When you come back into the office and log in to GroupWise using online mode, any changes you made while on the road since your last connection can be automatically updated to your master mailbox on the network. This feature is known as Smart Docking.
When you start GroupWise the first time in online mode after being off the network, GroupWise automatically synchronizes the changes in your remote mailbox with your master mailbox. Because the connection typemodem or network loginis sensed automatically, no configuration is necessary. Figure 10.14 shows an example of the prompt you will receive if you have pending requests from the remote mailbox that still need processed when you connect in online mode.
Figure 10.14. The Smart Docking prompt allows you to process remote requests that are detected when you run GroupWise in online mode.
With the Smart Docking feature of GroupWise, you don't need to worry about how you are connected to GroupWise; the program will keep your master mailbox synchronized with changes made in your remote mailbox. Of course, to get the updates from your master mailbox to your remote mailbox, you need to use the Hit the Road feature, as discussed in the preceding section.