I have our GroupWise 8.x system setup to do ldap authentication against our edir tree, and my ldap servers are setup to do compare instead of bind, but grace logins are still being used up by GroupWise logins.

This is especially problematic for the folks with notifylink access their accounts on their phones, as it connects ever 5 to 15 minutes, so 6 grace logins are gone anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes..

Thoughts as to where I need to look to see the issue?

I have changed the setting from compare to bind and back, without change in results.