GroupWise Proxy Access
Receiving Proxy Rights, Assigning Proxy Rights to Another User, Adding and Removing Proxy Names and Rights in Your Access List, Managing Someone Else's Mailbox or Calendar, Adding and Removing Users, Your Proxy List, Marking an Item Private.
Giving Other People Access to Your Mailbox
Use Proxy to manage another user's Mailbox and Calendar. Proxy lets you perform various actions, such as reading, accepting, and declining items on behalf of another user, within the restrictions the other user sets.
IMPORTANT: You can proxy for a user in a different post office or domain, as long as that person is in the same GroupWise system. You cannot proxy for a user in a different GroupWise system.
- Receiving Proxy Rights
- Assigning Proxy Rights to Another User
- Adding and Removing Proxy Names and Rights in Your Access List
- Managing Someone Else's Mailbox or Calendar
- Adding and Removing Users in Your Proxy List
- Marking an Item Private
Two steps must be completed before you can act as someone's proxy. First, the person for whom you plan to act as proxy must grant you rights in the Access List in Options. Second, you must add that user's name to your Proxy List so you can access his or her Mailbox or Calendar.
When these two steps are complete, you can open your Proxy List and click the name of the person you're proxying for whenever you need to manage his or her Mailbox or Calendar. You can also manage the schedules of users and resources for whom you have proxy rights with the Multi-User Calendar view.
Use the Access List in Security Options to give other users rights to proxy for you. You can assign each user different rights to your calendaring and messaging information. If you want to let users view specific information about your appointments when they do a Busy Search on your Calendar, give them Read access for appointments. The following table describes the rights you can grant to users:
|This right||Lets your proxy do this|
Read items you receive. Proxies cannot see your Contacts folder with this or any other proxy right.
Create and send items in your name, including applying your signature (if you have one defined). Assign categories to items, change the subject of items, and perform checklist options on items.
Subscribe to my alarms
Receive the same alarms you receive. Receiving alarms is supported only if the proxy is on the same post office you are.
Subscribe to my notifications
Receive notification when you receive items. Receiving notifications is supported only if the proxy is on the same post office you are.
Change the options in your Mailbox. The proxy can edit any of your Options settings, including the access given to other users. If the proxy also has Mail rights, he or she can create or modify rules and folders. This right allows a proxy to add, delete, and modify categories.
Read items marked Private
Read the items you marked Private. If you don't give a proxy Private rights, all items marked Private in your Mailbox are hidden from that proxy.
Click Tools, then click Options.
- Double-click Security, then click the Proxy Access tab.
- To add a user to the list, type the name in the Name box, then when the full name appears, click Add User.
- Click a user in the Access List.
- Select the rights you want to give to the user (See Assigning Proxy Rights to Another User).
- Repeat Steps 4-5 to assign rights to each user in the Access List.
You can select All User Access in the Access List and assign rights to all users in the Address Book. For example, if you want all users to have rights to read your mail, you would assign Read rights to All User Access.
- To delete a user from the Access List, click the user, then click Remove User.
- Click OK.
Before you can act as a proxy for someone, that person must give you proxy rights in his or her Access List in Options. The amount of access you have depends on the rights you have been given.
If you haven't already done so, add the username of the person to your Proxy List. (See Adding and Removing Users in Your Proxy List).
In the Main Window or Calendar, click File, then click Proxy.
Click the folder list header drop-down list (above the Folder List; it probably displays Online to indicate what mode of GroupWise you are running in).
Click the name of the person whose Mailbox you want to access.
When you have finished your work in the other person's Mailbox, click the folder list header drop-down list, then click your own name to return to your Mailbox.
You can work with several Mailboxes open at one time by opening a new Main Window for each Mailbox (click Window, click New Main Window, then switch to the Mailbox you want.) You can tell the Mailboxes apart by looking for the Mailbox owner's name, which appears as the root folder label for each Mailbox.
If you have the appropriate Proxy rights, you can view the schedules of multiple users or resources side-by-side.
Before you can act as a proxy for someone, that person must give you proxy rights in his or her Access List in Options, and you must add that person's name to your Proxy List. The amount of access you have depends on the rights you have been given.
In the Main Window or Calendar, click File, then click Proxy.
Click the folder list header drop-down list (above the Folder List; it probably displays Online or Caching to indicate what mode of GroupWise you are running in), then click Proxy.
To remove a user, click the name, then click Remove.
To add a user, type the name in the Name field, then click OK.
The user's Mailbox is opened. The name of the person for whom you are acting as proxy is displayed at the top of the Folder List.
If the user has not yet given you proxy rights in his or her Access List, the name is added to the Proxy List but the user's Mailbox is not opened.
To return to your own Mailbox, click the folder list header drop-down list, then click your name.
You can work with several Mailboxes open at one time. (Click Window, click New Main Window, then switch to the Mailbox you want.) You can tell the Mailboxes apart by looking for the Mailbox owner's name, which appears as the root folder label for each
Mailbox. Removing a user from your Proxy List does not remove your rights to act as proxy for that user. The user whose Mailbox you access must change your rights in his or her Access List.
You can limit a proxy's access to individual items in your Mailbox or Calendar by marking items Private.
When you mark an item Private, you prevent unauthorized proxies from opening it. Proxies cannot access items marked Private unless you give them those rights in your Access List.
If you mark an item Private when you send it, neither your proxies nor the recipient's proxies can open the item without rights. If you mark an item Private when you receive it, it cannot be read by your unauthorized proxies, but it can be read by the sender's proxies. Appointments marked Private display in Busy Search according to the status you selected when you accepted the appointment.
In an open item, click Actions, then click Mark Private.
In your Calendar, click an item in the Appointments, Reminder Notes, or Tasks List, click Actions, then click Mark Private.