Technical or Instructional documents related to Novell GroupWise.

October 2020

GroupWise WebAccess 18.x Best Practices (Windows)

By |2021-03-04T00:03:38-07:00October 31st, 2020|GroupWise, Technical|

This post is still relevant for GroupWise 18 versions through 18.2.1, however with the release of GroupWise 18.3 in December 2020, the traditional GroupWise Web Access is no longer supported.  WebAccess has been replaced by a newly designed "GroupWise Web".  My post for the new GroupWise Web can be found here. GroupWise 18 WebAccess on Windows Server Here is a list of things required to get GroupWise WebAccess 18 running on a Windows Server. The architecture is different [...]

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 [...]

July 2012

GroupWise Vulnerability - MD5 (Short Version)

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 10th, 2012|GroupWise|

NOTE: This is the condensed version. You may be interested in the longer and more technical blog entry.I'm writing this to provide some general information related to GroupWise, Security, and the MD5 hash algorithm. You may not fully understand what MD5 is or how it works, and that's okay. But you do need to be aware that your GroupWise system could be at risk if you are using MD5 anywhere in your system. GroupWise Vulnerability with MD5 Hash Your GroupWise [...]

GroupWise Vulnerability - Systems at risk if using MD5 Encryption

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 9th, 2012|GroupWise|

NOTE: This is the TECHNICAL version. You may be interested in the Short and Concise Version. I'm writing this to provide some general information related to GroupWise, Security, and the MD5 hash algorithm. You may not fully understand what MD5 is or how it works, and that's okay. But you do need to be aware that your GroupWise system could be at risk if you are using MD5 anywhere in your system. Since there are potentially many points of exposure, [...]

GroupWise 8 SP3 - Time to Get it Installed

By |2016-12-22T14:36:27-07:00July 9th, 2012|GroupWise|

You may have heard that GroupWise 8 SP3 was released recently.  If you haven't already upgraded to GroupWise 2012, now would be a good time to get GroupWise 8 SP3 installed.  There are always various bug fixes, but in the case of GroupWise 8, there is one major security concern that needs to be patched: Security Vulnerability Novell bug 712163, CVE-2012-0410 There is a GroupWise vulnerability that could expose your server through the WebAccess component.  This issue is resolved in SP3  [...]

April 2012

December 2011

BES Support Update for GroupWise

By |2012-01-09T07:38:11-07:00December 27th, 2011|GroupWise, GroupWise 2012|

From the Novell website regarding BlackBerry Enterprise Server and GroupWise... Please note the following information from Research In Motion regarding BES support for GroupWise users. Customers still using BES 4.x should make plans to upgrade to BES 5.x as soon as possible. BES 4.1.7 developer support ends on October 15, 2011. BES 4.1.7 and BES 5.x have been certified with GroupWise 8.02 HP3. BES 5.x will support GroupWise 2012 in early 2012. Before updating to GroupWise 2012, customers using BES [...]

November 2011

Keeping up-to-date with Novell news

By |2016-12-22T14:36:31-07:00November 21st, 2011|eDirectory, GroupWise, GroupWise 2012, Technical|

Ever feel like you are a little out of the loop on what is going on with Novell? There are a couple of webinars I recommend to keep you updated on new products and features. The first is the Novell Community Chats. This is a relatively new webinar series, but it is put on by Novell. We're very excited about an upcoming event on Dec 13 about GroupWise 2012. We're encouraging all our GroupWise customers to attend this event to [...]

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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