[ngw] Adding Email Address for Texting to Cell Phones

Jim Gosney jgosney at genesco.com
Thu Feb 6 14:00:09 UTC 2014

In GW2012, this feature is included but the last time I checked, it
wasn't functional yet, at least not in SP2.  It's at the user address
book level  -- not the system address book level.   For each entry in a
personal address book, you can add a cellular number and a carrier.  And
the number then shows up in that user's information tab.  But when you
click on the number, a "text message window" should appear but it
doesn't.  I think I read somewhere that this is to be fixed in the next


From: "Todd Bowman" <tbowman at umphysicians.umn.edu>
To:<ngw at ngwlist.com>
Date: 2/5/2014 3:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ngw] Adding Email Address for Texting to Cell Phones
We do this with an external domain.  Each user is set up with a GWIA
alias for their phone and their provider's email address, such as
6125551234 at vtext.com for Verizon, ###@messaging.sprintpcs.com for
cell phones, and so on.  Each is also listed in the directory as First
Last-pager, since they are basically used a replacements for old
fashioned alphanumeric pagers.  They are not, however, tied to the
GW account.  It is another (manual) step in the
provisioning/deprovisiong process to check for the presence of a cell
phone in the GW system.

We also had to put an exception in our email gateway to not tack on
stupid disclaimer when going to one of those domains, as that would
a simple 1 line message into multiple texts for the end users.

Good luck!

Todd Bowman

>>> "Renee Hunter" <Renee at wfse.org> 2/5/2014 3:30 PM >>>
Mgmt came up with another thing they want.....  Keep telling them to
stop until I finish the project for their last idea.  :-)))

This time the request is to have the cell phone text emails for our
pertinent staff accessible in GroupWise.

GroupWise 8 but working toward upgrading to GW 2012.  

Besides creating an Address Book under someone's name, entering each
text email address as a contact, then sharing it with other staff is
there another way to accomplish the same thing tied to each user's GW

I did not find any way to add them under the GW account.

Again, thanks for all your input!


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