GroupWise normally requires a continually active connection with your network. Especially for mobile users it might also be convenient to work in offline mode (without network connection).

The caching mode was developed for such cases. It copies your entire mailbox and places it on your local hard drive, saves all changes in your mailbox until you connect to the network again.

Then your mailbox is synchronized. This means that the respective data are harmonized.

In simple words: all arriving, sent and modified files are transferred to your local computer, all written emails are sent.

If your local GroupWise instance should get lost or destroyed, you can always refer back to the current instance on the server. Only those changes are then lost that were made since the last synchronization (connection). 

Caching Mode Installation

The installation of the caching mode requires an active connection with GroupWise. Start your GroupWise client and log in.

Before you start copying your data, you should define the storage location for your caching files.

In order to do this go to Tools > Options >Environment and then go to File Location. Here you can enter the path under Caching mailbox directory. Press OK.

Under File > Mode select Caching.

Enter your password and your mailbox is synchronized. As soon as synchronization is completed, ask the program to re-start the client. Then start GroupWise in the caching mode. 


The caching mailbox is normally automatically synchronized in short intervals. If you wish to change these intervals, you can do so by going to Accounts > Accountoptions then to Properties of your Novell GroupWise account.

Here you find a tab Advanced Options where you can not only define your local password but also find advanced settings for synchronization.

Parallel to this, you can also change the synchronization intervals via Accounts > Accountoptions under Novell GroupWise's account General .

If you wish to manually start an additional synchronization process, go to Accounts > Send/Retrieve > All marked Accounts. The mailbox is then synchronized presupposed there is a network connection.

If you do not want synchronization when connected to the network (for example, because of a weak connection) you can interrupt it via File > Work offline.