[ngw] Groups In Personal Address Book and DataSync

Alan Bens ABENS at go-metro.com
Thu Dec 13 12:54:19 UTC 2012

Thanks Danita that explains a lot.
Al B

>>> Danita Zanre <dzanre.ngwlist at gmail.com> 12/12/2012 3:44 PM >>>
If I understand what you are asking, then this is working as designed.
That is it is working as designed from an iOS standpoint not a GroupWise

GroupWise system distribution lists can have mail addresses. If you do
an LDAP lookup on your iPhone for a list and then look at the details,
you will see that it has a valid email address.  Thus, you will not get
an error trying to send to a system distribution list from the mail

Personal groups do not have email addresses.  iOS Does not understand
personal groups. You cannot even create groups natively on an iPhone to
email to.  If you type in the name of a group on the to line in iOS, it
will complain that the address is not valid but when the message hits
the DataSync server DataSync knows to look in the personal address book
and will deliver it.

So it becomes a training issue. Novell can't fix it because it's really
not a GW problem. And my guess is Apple won't fix it either (except
maybe someday adding groups as accepted addressees). 


Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 12, 2012, at 1:22 PM, "Alan Bens" <ABENS at go-metro.com> wrote:

> Bruce
>   No spaces in the name.  Test one was IT.  The option to send
> does work, but IMO it shouldn't do this at all, especially if the
> in the Novell GroupWise Address Book doesn't ask this.
> Al B
>>>> On 12/12/2012 at 11:20 AM, "Bruce Perrin"
> <Bruce.Perrin at lbb.state.tx.us> wrote:
> Alan,
> Do the group names have spaces in them? Ours do, and we see this. On
> IOS devices, the option to send anyway is there and it works. Not so
> much on 'Droids- they just fail with an invalid address.
> -bruce
>>>> "Alan Bens" <ABENS at go-metro.com> 12/12/2012 7:22 AM >>>
> This may be an odd one or not.  Our CEO has a personal address book
> there GW address book.  Inside there are groups.  If she tries and
> send
> an e-mail to a group in the personal address book, it comes back
> Invalid Address "name of group" does not appear to be a valid email
> address.  Do you want to send it anyway?
> I've tested this my self and it's true.  From what I understand it
> still sent it when she answered yes, but I don't think this is
> just right, but I have been wrong on occasion.
> It works fine in the Novell GroupWise Address book for the company,
> just not in personal.  The address book is set to sync in Settings.
> Your input is always welcome.
> Al B
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