Is there a way to access the GroupWiseMail portlet directly without
logging into the portal? (note, I said without logging into the portal,
NOT the groupwise code itself).

I know how to access the portlet:

http://server/IDM/portal/portlet/registrationname

That works

But it tells me I need to login to the portal to use the portlet.

But the portlet setting is set to "False" for require authentication

I have not enabled single sign on for the portlet either (left it blank
for userid/password) in the preferences.