Ok, I will be the first to admit that I know very little about the technical side of computers and therefore do not understand when things go wrong or why they are not working. With this in mind, I have no idea why the email system is not working. Again. The problem is, that the IT people don't seem to know either.
One would think (or maybe not) that in a university where practically all admin is completed by email, there would be fewer problems and that more effort would be put into keeping them working. It is now impossible for me to receive emails (and I am actually waiting for something important).
The fact that things go wrong occasionally is not a good enough excuse. Or at least it would be if the entire system of contact here did not rely so heavily on email. But it does. Therefore having an inability to access GroupWise is actually a major problem.
Either sort the stupid thing out or return to old-fashioned paperwork. At least that never broke down.