February 20, 2006

GroupWise

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.


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  1. Let's be fair, they did have a brief period of uptime this morning. For about five minutes.

    Getting a bit beyond a joke now, eh, chaps?

    20 Feb 2006, 12:55

  2. Mine is working. Download the groupwise client, and it'll not be as much of a problem. It tends to be the web-based service that is affected.

    20 Feb 2006, 13:36

  3. To say there was no problem with paperwork transmission of mail, is a bit of an overstatement … there always seems to be a problem with royal mail and before that those important messanger pidgeons getting shot :p
    If your talking about the university in particular, they could easily post things into pigeon holes, but I suspect that if they had to do that then they would more than like decide to up tuition fees or some fees to pay for more staff to deliver the mail. Thats the system for ya. As for the email systems, other than blocking myself by not changing passwords I've not had a problem since the start of the term, and would suggest that Thomas is right, that they closed it for a brief period to update.

    20 Feb 2006, 17:51

  4. As I have meantioned in another blog entry, it is now possible to migrate to squirrel mail, which has not been affected by recent problems with groupwise.

    Click here for more information on how to migrate, quotas, access methods, and details on how to transfer important emails to squirrel mail.

    20 Feb 2006, 18:17

  5. Not to mention the waste of paper!

    20 Feb 2006, 19:50

  6. Dont know paper rarely fails me.

    20 Feb 2006, 20:52

  7. Rachael Hull

    you have the same name as me… spooky huh!

    21 Mar 2006, 16:25


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