Depending on your system's configuration, you will need to provide the GroupWise client with one of the following pieces of information:
This information is required every time the GroupWise client loads. After you provide this information, your computer will remember these settings, so you are not prompted for them each time you run GroupWise.
Entering Online Information
To access your master mailbox, you need to provide your username and password and a valid DNS name or TCP/IP address and port in the Online Address and Port fields.
The Online Address field requires the DNS name or IP address of the post office agent. This is not the IP address of your workstation. The Port field requires an IP port number. Again, you need to ask your system administrator for the information to be entered. You could also ask another GroupWise user to check the Help, About GroupWise screen and tell you the IP address that appears in the dialog box (the default GroupWise port number is 1677, but that can be configured differently by the GroupWise administrator).
If you check with another GroupWise user, this user does not need to be located in the same GroupWise post office as your mailbox. If you enter another GroupWise post office's IP address and port to connect to, your GroupWise client will be redirected to your post office automatically. Your GroupWise client will then remember the proper location to connect to.
Entering Caching Information
If you are using GroupWise in the cache mode (explained in Chapter 10, "Remote Access"), you will need to enter a local path to your GroupWise cache directory. You might need to open Windows Explorer to discover this path, or you can ask your administrator. A sample path was shown earlier in Figure B.1.
Entering Remote Information
If you are starting GroupWise in the remote mode (explained in Chapter 10), you will need to enter a local path to your GroupWise remote directory. You might need to open Windows Explorer to discover this path, or you can ask your administrator. A sample path was shown earlier in Figure B.1.