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Every Santa Clara student has a GroupWise email account,
whether you use it or not. At initial registration, the information
about your email username and initial password should have been sent
to you. Every student also has a Novell Network account (and
password). The GroupWise email name and the Novell Network
account name are identical. But the passwords can be changed independently!
Students are responsible if they fail to read official correspondence
from University offices sent to the University email account.
The original passwords may also be retrieved via T-Reg.
Santa Clara University is interconnected by network software
developed by the Novell corporation.
The software that helps run the network and connects PCs together
is often called "Netware."
In some labs (e.g., O'Connor 30),
in order to make use of network resources (e.g., the laser printer),
one MUST log into the network first. Otherwise the local PC and
its software (e.g., Netscape, Explorer, WordPerfect) will be unable
to connect to the resource (e.g., printer).
On the other hand, you can always connect to other machines that
have passwords (e.g., math) which may have direct access
to the same printer. But any programs generated by PC software
cannot be directly printed!
If you are having difficulty printing
in O'Connor 29-30 from PC based software,
you must remember to login to the network (read sign
on the door and on the wall). This is the procedure that is
now in effect in Kenna and Orradre. Your password
for the network is the default password you were given when
you received your GroupWise account. Even though you may have changed
your GroupWise password, the network password is still the same unless
you have also changed that. If you have any problems, see the
Help Desk in Kenna or call Information Technology at 554-5700.
Initially you may use your predetermined Novell password for about 10 times.
But the system will force you to change it eventually before you
can use network resources further.
Later on, you can change your password in one of two ways (both
ways presupposed that you are already logged on to the network):
Within GroupWise, one changes the password by clicking on
TOOLS, then OPTIONS, then SECURITY, the PASSWORD.
Some users may prefer to read all email at one site, whether
America On-Line, or a multi-user mainframe (or mini-computer).
It is possible to create a "rule" in GroupWise which will forward
email sent to that address to a new address.
- Windows: Click on start, then SETTINGS, then
CONTROL PANEL, then PASSWORDS, then CHANGE OTHER PASSWORD, then
NOVELL. You will be asked to enter the old password, and then
a new password twice.
- DOS: At the prompt, type setpass You will be asked
to enter the old password, and then a new password twice.
One should note that an automatic "forwarding" in GroupWise is not the then
same as automatic forwarding on many other systems. In
GroupWise, a forwarding rule is actually a resend, in which the
original sender's name is retained in the body of the message and
the new sender becomes the user who wishes to sent it to another
machine. In addition, one has to explicitly specify that the "rule"
will delete the message in GroupWise or else it remains in the
GroupWise mailbox in addition to another copy being sent to a
To create a forwarding rule, one clicks on TOOLS, then RULES, then
NEW. Then one names the rule in the appropriate box, checks
the MAIL box, and then clicks on the ADD ITEM box and chooses
FORWARD (first) and then DELETE/DECLINE. Finally one clicks on
SAVE at the bottom of the box.
One should also check the default set for yourselves to remove
old messages. GroupWise is "smart" enough to keep sent messages
in a "trash" container for emergency retrieval. Unfortunately,
the trash takes up valuable disk space, and should be emptied
regularly. One can set when the trash is emptied and when the
record of sent messages is deleted. To do this, click on
TOOLS, then OPTIONS, then ENVIRONMENT, then CLEAN-UP and set the
NOTE that the actions are activated only when a person occasionally
logs into GroupWise even if the person never reads messages there.
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© Copyright 1998-2001 Dennis C. Smolarski, SJ, All rights reserved.
Last changed: 9 September 2001.