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!

June 2014

How to Login to GroupWise via IMAP Using a Trusted Application

By |2016-12-22T14:36:25-07:00June 15th, 2014|GroupWise, Technical|

If you ever find yourself attempting to troubleshoot GroupWise mailboxes using IMAP and Trusted Applications, you will soon find that it can be a cumbersome process. You will also find that it's very difficult to actually find information that tells you how do be successful in your Trusted App login. Why would you need this?  Well, in my case I was troubleshooting an issue with a customer that uses Baracuda Archiving for long term message storage. It was having issues [...]

February 2014

Server Baseline Document: Q1 2014
(Current Versions through Feb 28, 2014)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00February 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Major Patches Published through Feb 28, 2014. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. 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 [...]

August 2013

How To Change Novell Password on Windows XP

By |2021-02-07T18:39:57-07:00August 21st, 2013|eDirectory, End User Do It Yourself|

If you see a Novell logo like the one below when your Windows XP computer starts up, you're using Novell services to login to your network. You can easily change your Novell Password on your own without having to contact your help-desk or network administrator. How to Change Your Novell eDirectory Password You can easily change your Novell eDirectory Password on your own without having to contact your help-desk or network administrator. Refer to the visual step-by-step below for complete [...]

How to Change Novell Password on Windows 7

By |2021-02-07T18:40:06-07:00August 21st, 2013|eDirectory, End User Do It Yourself|

If you see a Novell logo like the one below when your Windows 7 computer starts up, you're using Novell services to login to your network. You can easily change your Novell Password on your own without having to contact your help-desk or network administrator. STEP A) Invoke the Password Control Dialog Assuming you are logged into your workstation and your desktop is visible and active: Press CTRL-ALT-DEL. This will bring up a System Menu as shown below. 2. Click [...]

July 2013

Server Baseline Document: For Q3 2013 (Current Versions From Apr 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:26-07:00July 1st, 2013|Baseline|

Major Patches Published April 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013. Patches published after this date are not included in this listing. 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 [...]

May 2013

Prepare for Litigation and Email Discovery

By |2021-02-07T18:40:12-07:00May 29th, 2013|eDiscovery, Email Retention, Opinions, Retain|

Is it likely your business will be involved in litigation now or in the future? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Luckily, you can take proactive steps to make the process as smooth as possible with email retention and archiving solutions. Whether you like it or not, email and other electronically stored information is often used as part of the discovery process in court proceedings, making it absolutely critical that organizations rigorously manage electronic communications. In fact, email, instant messaging, and [...]

February 2012

Implement a 3rd Party Certificate with Micro Focus Vibe

By |2021-09-02T09:18:18-07:00February 3rd, 2012|Novell Vibe|

I originally published this article in 2012 for use with Vibe 3.x running on SLES 11.  The general architecture of Vibe today is the same even through the current release, version 4.0.8 running on SLES 15 SP3. As such, this document should still be relevant. Path names and commands may be slightly different on Windows and/or other Linux versions, however the overall process should be the same. When I originally wrote this document, the purpose was to demonstrate how [...]

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, [...]

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