Transferring email addresses & archives
December 12, 2005 9:50 PM   Subscribe

First time poster here... I am changing employment and I have some huge archives on my GroupWise email. How do I optimally transfer the archives [and address book!] to another GroupWise system? (Our Novell guys tell me I can't) How do I transfer the address book and archives to a NON-GroupWise system? (For complicated reasons, Outlook is probably not available on either end.) I'd hate to lose all that history -and all those addresses! Thanks in advance!
posted by DrOptimism to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Are you using the Groupwise mail client, or just connecting to a Groupwise/OES server?
posted by cmonkey at 10:14 PM on December 12, 2005

Also, what version of GW are you using? Message headers (don't post) might provide us with meaningful info. IMAP could be possible solution.
posted by AllesKlar at 10:31 PM on December 12, 2005

Possible that one of the links here may help? Specifically using Thunderbird to access Groupwise. You can run Thunderbird off of a USB key or Zip disk, copy your archives, and then take them with you. No need to install it locally, so no worries about permissions.

Worth a shot if you can get it to work.
posted by caution live frogs at 6:23 AM on December 13, 2005

There's a couple of free products 1, 2, available at that will convert GW mail to text files. MailSaver is homegrown, slowwww and feature-free, but it works. GW is fairly security-conscious, and an archive will only transfer to a GW account of the same name. And there's software you can purchase that has nifty features, but it's @ US75, and it's a non-transferable single-user license.
posted by theora55 at 8:34 AM on December 13, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks all - I am using release 6.0.1 of GroupWise using the actual client, if that helps. My hope is to have a searchable archive with attachments accessible. If I simply save the archive to a zip or cd, can I read it in the future from a new GroupWise account?

[p.s. Caution Live Frogs, did you know I was in Idaho? Theora, I think I can somebody else to pay for that software.]
posted by DrOptimism at 9:26 PM on December 14, 2005

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