5.2 Using Different GroupWise
GroupWise provides two different ways to run the GroupWise
client: Online mode and Caching mode.
You might be able to run GroupWise in either mode, or your
system administrator might require that you use only a certain mode.
Most GroupWise features are available in all both GroupWise
modes, with some exceptions. Subscribing to other users’ notifications
is not available in Caching mode.
5.2.1 Online Mode
When you use Online mode, you are connected to your post office
on the network. Your mailbox displays the messages and information
stored in your network mailbox (also called your Online Mailbox).
Online mode is connected to your network mailbox continuously. In
Online mode, if your Post Office Agent shuts down or you lose your
network connection, you temporarily lose your connection to your
You should use this mode if you do not have a lot of network
traffic, or if you use several different workstations and do not
want to download a local mailbox to each one.
5.2.2 Caching Mode
Caching mode stores a copy of your network mailbox, including
your messages and other information, on your local drive. This allows
you to use GroupWise whether or not your network or Post Office
Agent is available. Because you are not connected to the network
all the time, this mode cuts down on network traffic and has the
best performance. A connection is made automatically to retrieve
and send new messages. All updates are performed in the background
so your work is not interrupted.
To use Caching mode, the client installation must be a standard
installation, not a workstation installation.
You should use this mode if you have enough disk space on
your local drive to store your mailbox.
Several users can set up their Caching Mailboxes on a single