About Marvin Huffaker

Marvin Huffaker is one the most experienced Micro Focus GroupWise experts in the world, providing independent consulting services to business customers globally. Marvin actively supports GroupWise every single day for these customers. When it comes to GroupWise, there aren't many people that have made a career supporting it almost exclusively. Marvin has been working with GroupWise for over 20 years, has been through extensive training, has lectured about GroupWise migration strategies, and has been heavily involved with the GroupWise Beta Team for many of the recent GroupWise releases. When you work with Marvin Huffaker, you're working with one of the best in the industry!

December 2011

GroupWise 2012 New Feature: Shared Folder Tree

By |2016-12-22T14:36:30-07:00December 12th, 2011|GroupWise 2012|

Part of an ongoing series about GroupWise 2012. One of my favorite new features of GroupWise 2012 is the Shared Folder Tree.  It essentially allows you to share an entire folder and sub-folder structure all the while keeping the hierarchy in tact. This is a great improvement and will make sharing folders easier to manage and the overall process more efficient. In GroupWise 8 and previous versions, all folders had to be shared individually. You could certainly share a subfolder, but it was [...]

5 Reasons Why Social Media and Instant Messaging Can't Replace Email

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00December 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|

There have been a few news stories recently about a French IT company called Atos that has announced their intention to replace email with Social Networking and Instant Messaging over the next few years. The company has 74,000 users and claims that most of the current email is either worthless or it is spam. Whether the company pulls it off is yet to be seen, and some people may argue that it is simply a publicity stunt (I'm one of [...]

October 2011

GroupWise, Relaying Email, and Preventing Open Spam Relays

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00October 13th, 2011|GroupWise|

I get asked this question a lot: I need to be able to relay mail off of my GroupWise server to outside users or systems, but GroupWise won't let me (or won't let me without authentication). This prevents me from doing what I need, how do I get around this? Can it be done? In reality, this is very common. Many people need to relay mail from other internal, and sometimes even external systems. It might be a monitoring system, [...]

Server Baseline Document Q4 2011
(October 2011 - December 2011)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00October 7th, 2011|Baseline|

Our Baseline Document is a compilation of patches that are considered stable and production ready for the current business quarter. This list outlines the major products which fit into our core expertise, primarily in the Data Center. We generally perform a quarterly Baseline process for all of our customers, and ensure that all the updates listed here are applied and functional. This accomplishes the following: • Implements bug fixes and other defects • Resolves known security vulnerabilities • May include [...]

September 2011

GroupWise 8 SP2 HP3 (8.02 Hotpatch 3) Released

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00September 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

It's been a long time coming, but the Hotpatch 3 bundle for GroupWise 8 SP2 was finally released yesterday. The hotpatch includes a slew of significant bug fixes for the server back end as well as the client.  We had experienced various agent patches and quite a few different client crashes.  Novell has been really good about fixing those issues along the way and providing updated code, but it's good to see an "Official" hot patch.  The prior release was [...]

May 2011

Our new website and blog

By |2016-12-22T14:36:32-07:00May 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Throughout history, folks have had a lot to say about change… that it’s a good thing, it’s inevitable, and it’s the one thing you can always count on. At Marvin Huffaker Consulting, we’ve had our fair share of change since starting out as a one-man shop in 2002. Today, our team of highly-trained and certified engineers provides clients around the globe with superior business collaboration and virtualization services and support. Change has been good for us. As we’ve worked to [...]

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