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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bdal1, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. bdal1

    bdal1 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 13, 2009
    I purchase this phone before I knew that groupwise email is not supported. My IT department will not open imap or pop3 (they feel it isnt secure enough).

    Other than companionlink ($40), is there any way i can get my groupwise email on android?


  2. chudilo

    chudilo New Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Your one and only hope is Notify Technology Enterprise Mobility.
    Their link is covered by the blackberry and the windows mobile license. So if your company has their product for blackberries they will also get this for free once it is released.
  3. gwguruman

    gwguruman Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    Ask your IT department to look at the new "Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack" solution from Novell. This will allow the current ActiveSync client technology built into most smart phones (iPhone, Android, etc) to sync to Novell GroupWise 8 and >. Your IT department can test this today in their test lab to an Android based phone and many other smart phones - see Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack Technology Preview

    Once they get this installed, you can use the built in Android Corporate Email APP and Corporate Calendar APP in your DROID phone to connect to your corporate GroupWise 8 backend using the ActiveSync protocol. Steps to get this to work are outlined at http://gwguruman.fileave.com/DROID%20Setup%20-%20Novell%20Data%20Synchronizer%20 Mobility%20Pack.pdf
  4. nader2013

    nader2013 Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Ohio
    If you haven't done this already you can set up your gmail account, or a new one to fetch all the emails from your groupwise email to your gmail. Pretty neat huh?
  5. bdal1

    bdal1 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 13, 2009
    actually (i should have posted sooner)
    Notifylink is now offering support for android using the touchdown client. I'm loving it.
    So if your office uses notifylink (who has been supporting iphone for about three years) your good!
  6. Tripndrag

    Tripndrag Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    If you want to use Novell Groupwise in K9 on your Android so you can keep track of your Groupwise account using POP3 and be able to send email, or any other account for that matter like a free Yahoo account, here is the best way I have found. We don't allow the POP3 sending to function with our Groupwise system but we do allow people to receive mail from their account. You can use your GMail to send and it still looks to the people who sent you mail to your GW account that you are responding or sending from your GW account.

    Setup the mail account in K9, follow the defaults for the incoming server and that should work, get the IP for the server or the name your company uses and the standard ports should work, when you get to the outgoing server you will need to do this:

    Outgoing Server = smtp.gmail.com
    Security Type = TLS Always
    Port = 587
    put a check in require sign-in
    Authentication type = PLAIN
    Username = your GMail username, I didn't have to put the @gmail.com behind mine.
    Password = password for your gmail account

    Now here is the other thing that is cool, you need to go into your gmail account on your computer to set this up so when you send from your K9 Groupwise mail account it doesn't show your gmail address as the reply address. Login to your GMail account on a computer and click on:

    1. Settings (Should be at the top right when you login to GMail by Help and Sing out), then:

    2. Accounts and Imports (Second tab over when all the settings show up where your email usually shows up).

    3. One of the headings under the Accounts and Import tab is Send mail as:, click on the button
    - Send mail from another address -

    4. Specify your name and put your Groupwise email address yourusername@yourcompany.whatever in the 2 boxes, click on the
    botton - Next Step button -

    5. Select Send through Gmail (Easier to set up) and then click on the button - Next Step -

    6. Next you will need to send a varification email to yourself so just check to make sure you typed the email correctly
    and click on the button - Send Verification -

    7. Next you will get a window with a box waiting for you to type in the verification number, open your Groupwise
    email and click F5 to refresh every couple seconds till you receive the verification email. Open the email, get the
    verification number and put it in the Gmail box, you can copy and paste it.

    8. Your finished with that now just make sure the (Reply from the same address the message was sent to) circle is
    filled down below where you just added your address and your are finished.

    Now when you reply to a message in your K9 WWPS account or create new message, your wwps email address will be in the message for people to see and reply to, not your GMail address.

    If it doesn't seem to be working, make sure your gmail account info is all correct and remove the account from K9 and rebuild it. You may even need to update K9, to do this go to the app store on your phone, click on your downloads, find K9 and see if there are updates available. If there is an update I usually run it, turn the phone off, pull the battery and then turn it back on and then work with k9.

    When I setup my accounts in Android I also go into the account settings and set the sync/poll time to every half hour or every hour. I also turn off the setting to delete mail from my account when I delete it from K9 because it usually doesn't work anyway and when I sit down at my computer I want all my mail unread so I can go through it again to make appointments if needed. I also set the account to notify me if there is new mail but I turn off notify when it syncs and notify when it sends and the last thing I go into the composition defaults and turn off the brevity message that gets added to the end of the email.

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