Login . GroupWise Login
. Your E-Mail Address .
GroupWise From Home! . Snow
White and Prince Charming . 'Off
Campus' Accounts . Some
Campus Web Sites
The Novell system
provides you with access to network files and printers, as well as some
automatic software updates.
Your account login
is your Last Name and First Initial (e.g., Pat Williams would have the
user name WilliamsP).
You must choose a
password for Novell that is at least 5 characters (numbers and/or letters)
long. Every 40 days, Novell will force you to change your login password.
This is for your protection and it is NOT an option. When prompted,
change your password or else after 2 more warnings, the system will simply
lock you out. More on Novell.
GroupWise is our groupware
product. It does e-mail, scheduling, notes, tasks, appointments, and document
storage and sharing! All in one program! Pretty cool.
Your GroupWise account
login name is also Last Name and First Initial, (e.g., WilliamsP
for Pat Williams).
Your GroupWise password
is NOT tied to your Novell password. You change your GroupWise password
within GroupWise. This means TWO separate passwords for TWO separate applications.
There is no forced password change for GroupWise.
To change the GroupWise
Password, on the top line menu of your GroupWise window, choose TOOLS
- OPTIONS - SECURITY. The GroupWise password is CASE-SENSITIVE.
A capital 'A' is not the same as a lower case 'a'.
Especially if you
are a user of the Snow White or Prince Charming system, make sure you
are aware of your 'Caps Lock' setting before changing this password. If
your GroupWise password does not let you in, try it again with your 'Caps
For more information
about GroupWise, see the GroupWise
6.5 User's Guide.
Your e-mail address
should be your LastName + FirstInitial +@vvc.edu,
our domain name (yes, this is a reverse of the user login standard, and
there is a story behind this reversal, but that story would simply take
too long to tell).
The internet domain
for this campus is vvc.edu, the domain for on-line class web sites
for VVC is http://bboc.vvc.edu.
They are different domains. We know this can get confusing, but we are
in the process of clearing up these domain confusions. So stay tuned...
To continue with my
previous example, the e-mail address for Pat Williams would be email@example.com.
This standard for
our e-mail does have a benefit. It does make it very easy for a coworker
or student to make a reasonable guess of our e-mail addresses even if
they do not have our addresses with them.
And, of course, there
are a few exceptions. Search for current
Your GroupWise account
can be accessed from home (or wherever) using a web browser.
in your browser's location (or address) bar, then choose GroupWise WebAccess
from the page that comes up.
Enter your User Name
(e.g., williamsp) or type in your full name (e.g., pat
williams), then enter your password and click the LOGIN button.
The interface is a
little different but you will become familiar with it in no time!
You MUST have
a password set on your GroupWise account to use this interface. A GroupWise
account without a password set is not accessible via the web by
design. This keeps accounts without a set password from being accessed
by just any ol' web surfer. Good idea there!
users need to contact the MIS Department for access to Prince Charming,
users need to contact the Fiscal Services Department for access to Snow
White, ext. 2613.
You can be on campus
and retrieve e-mail from a 'POP3' server that resides off campus! (If
you don't know what that means, don't worry about it now.) You will need
to set your POP3 client's e-mail handling service to a few specific settings
to enable it to send and retrieve your e-mail from an outside account.
You will need the
following information from your ISP (Internet Service Provider), the server
host name of the 'POP3' mail server, and your user login name.
I will use the ISP
eee.org as an example.
The 'POP3' mail host
server name for the ISP eee.org is 'pop.eee.org' (they kept it
simple!). If I logged into this service from home with my user login name
'jimbo', I would need to use these settings in my web browser's e-mail
service to retrieve my mail from this 'POP3' mail host.
INCOMING MAIL SERVER pop.eee.org
INCOMING USER NAME jimbo
OUTGOING MAIL SERVER mail.vvc.edu
OUTGOING USER NAME <leave blank>
mail server HAS TO BE mail.vvc.edu. If you do not
use this host name, your sent e-mail will never leave this campus.
If you have a Web
Based e-mail account, such as HOTMAIL, YAHOO, ROCKETMAIL,
etc., the settings above are of no value to you. Skip 'em.
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