After realising that a lot of people are ill-informed about Lotus Notes / Domino and its capabilities, I have established this blog (built on Lotus Notes!). With your help, I aim to set the record straight. Please help me redress the balance by sharing your experiences of Lotus Notes and posting all things good about the product - how you use it, how it helps you and how it helps your organisation.  Blog away!
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Henry wrote
on Tuesday 03 March, 2015 at 09:00:26 UTC
Hi all, I've just published an article about my top 5 Lotus Notes tools. See what you think, and feel free to add more in the comments!

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M Shahid wrote
on Tuesday 03 March, 2015 at 07:17:54 UTC
I am developing softwares from 16 years. I used php, dot net, lotus ntoes etc. Lotus Notes is the best

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marek wrote
on Wednesday 11 February, 2015 at 14:31:31 UTC
Hi, I am new to Lotus notes. Is there any way to move mails or mark them with a flag from C#. I would need to download email attachments as well but I assume this is part of IMAP4ver1 protocol.

I would prefer to use IMAP API which it should be supported but on "" site I can see "read only" actions are the only actions I could do. Is it really supporting IMAP protocol?

Maybe you could recommend me suitable C# library to use?

Many thanks,

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Scott L wrote
on Tuesday 10 February, 2015 at 17:57:40 UTC
We have some very large lotus databases that I am looking for convert to SQL Server tables but keep a lotus xpage front end. Are there any examples of application out there that do that??

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Sjaak wrote
on Tuesday 17 February, 2015 at 21:38:42 UTC
There are definitely examples out there. But not any public ones I guess. sry

Ove Stoerholt wrote
on Monday 02 March, 2015 at 23:23:57 UTC
Sure. Look to OpenNTF Extension Library for help

Amlan Sengupta wrote
on Thursday 15 January, 2015 at 05:42:04 UTC
Hi All,
1. Is there any API available to convert lotus notes script to C#?
2. How can I extract lotus notes scripts to file system ( a text file )?

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Mike wrote
on Wednesday 21 January, 2015 at 13:58:19 UTC
1. No. But they're Visual Basic compatible. If you can find Microsoft Visual Basic converter to Microsoft specific C#, be my guest. Ideally you should probably convert the code to Microsoft COM compatible code. It being all Microsoft products ... you'll get what they provide. (And good luck.)

2. There're export functions in all design elements, some simply as "select-all-copy" to Notepad, others as true export features in the right-click menu.

Lance Zakin wrote
on Sunday 15 February, 2015 at 18:27:31 UTC
Did you try File - Application - Design Synopsis? (NOTE: View - Advanced Menus must be enabled)

Keith Collyer wrote
on Sunday 07 December, 2014 at 11:14:45 UTC
I furst started working with Lotus Notes 3.3 for a UK Business partner fast tracked on all courses, and had a great time, as left to be a contractor, working at BOC, Nat West, HSBC, Virgin Atlantic and ESA, I even spent 6 weeks with IBM at Lippobank Indonesia, diverted to mobile, in 2005, but still help clients when I can, it is an amazing product, very strong and very secure, just a real pity IBM never put the weight of the marketing dept behind it, like Microsoft did with Exchange, Microsoft would have not had it so easy, so I love Lotus Notes too :-)

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Looking for Notes 6.5 Server installation wrote
on Monday 03 November, 2014 at 02:22:32 UTC
My old AST Bravo running Windows NT and Lotus Notes 6.5 server finally died and I want to rebuild onmm another. My license is for Notes 6.5.x. Anyone know where I can come up with a 6.5.x SERVER install? Drop me a line at
Former Lotus Canada Product area Expert in LotusScript

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Backo wrote
on Tuesday 20 January, 2015 at 15:41:21 UTC

do u still need the install package 4 the 6.5.4 Domino?

Drop me a line under


bobofthedeep wrote
on Wednesday 11 February, 2015 at 11:41:34 UTC
You really can use (and are better off) with any version later than that, so if you can find a later version take it!

on Monday 27 October, 2014 at 16:40:34 UTC
Learn Complete Lotus Domino Administration

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Rakesh wrote
on Tuesday 17 February, 2015 at 04:54:38 UTC

You don't have permission to access /course/lotus-domino-administration-853/ on this server.

on writing text notes msg wrote
on Friday 17 October, 2014 at 17:03:02 UTC
Oddly I wasnt able to reply directly to the query about EverNote, I kept getting Javascript errors. So I'm responding here.

Notes is quite good at journaling information & linking back to it. Its more the organizing of the notes that EverNote concentrates on. If yiure just looking for daily notes, categorized or prioritized listings, Notes has been serving that function since 1989.

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Vito Vitale wrote
on Wednesday 05 November, 2014 at 16:04:28 UTC
Lotus Notes.. was born from this general concept .. so OF COURSE!!!.. :-).. The initial concept of the product (25 years ago or so.. yes even before the internet!!).. was to leverage collaboration and information sharing especially of casual information. .. allowing teams to share information anywhere, anytime, on line or off line... these concepts are common place today.. but Ray Ozzie (yep he later went to the dark side).. and the lotus vision.. and concepts have kept this product alive .. with many attempts to condemn it.. It still survives because not withstanding all the negativity.. the concepts and the foundation set.. was very strong. IBM really did not do well by this product.. but in recent times some good innovations have been added.. hopefully this will revive the product somewhat which even in today's world .. is still very relevant. I have developed many applications that were said to be destined to be short lived... but have survived many many years... why because all alternatives would be too costly and less maintainable.. that simple.

writing "notes" in Lotus Notes wrote
on Tuesday 07 October, 2014 at 11:07:55 UTC
is it possibile to store "notes" in Lotus Notes? in other words to write small text notes like in Evernote or OneNote ?

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CamelCase wrote
on Thursday 08 January, 2015 at 15:38:53 UTC
There is a template called "Journal" (aka "Notebook" in newer releases) you can create a local database which will serve well your purpose. In iNotes (which is the web browser equivalent of the Notes client) it already is built in.

Administrator wrote
on Monday 08 September, 2014 at 12:29:51 UTC
I need some information about Lotus Domino Server Logs,
How to see the back date log, currently my server shows the server access log for the current month, I want to see the access log for last three months, How is this possible???

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Polymorph Ltd wrote
on Tuesday 07 October, 2014 at 11:20:51 UTC
If you're talking about default Domino server logging, then by default Domino keeps documents in log.nsf for 7 days, then deletes them.
To access old data your only choice is historical backups.

Moving forwards, you can add a "log=" line to your notes.ini to retain for a longer period of time - but bear in mind that log.nsf will grow significantly on a busy server. (See attached link). wrote
on Saturday 11 October, 2014 at 04:50:10 UTC
The best practice is to set each server log to only keep 7 days, since the log can greatly impact performance. Logs in excess of 200 MB are usually considered large. You can keep a long set of logs by creating a log server. you could use an admin or hub server. Replicate logs to the log server as LogServerName.nsf, and turn off automatic deletion. On the originating log, set do not replicate deletions to on. Another feature of a log server is you can enable full text index. You definitely should never full text index a active log of any domino. the admin client has a tool to search the log.

Del_Messaging wrote
on Monday 20 October, 2014 at 12:04:33 UTC
It is also possible to write a database agent that copies all log entries out of the log file to a master log.
We do that with multiple server logs and collect them all organised by month on a single server for the task.

Mike Woolsey wrote
on Saturday 06 September, 2014 at 21:58:05 UTC
Recently I took stock of some new things in Lotus Notes, and after decades working in Notes/Domino, I found really powerful new stuff.

It's not just the advertised stuff, great as that is. And it's all delivered with Notes/Domino. It's all there, no additional stuff to buy.

I needed a wildly configurable application to support conflicting business needs in different departments. And I put the "user-defined columns" , Evaluate() and @Eval to use. Unified design. Amazingly configurable application. Pretty happy customers getting what they want. And quick turnaround time: configuration means you're not designing-in limitations.

This was an eye opener for a longterm developer, still learning there're new ways Notes & Domino work. And boy, do they work.

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Dan M wrote
on Wednesday 13 August, 2014 at 16:11:38 UTC
I'm looking for a way to automate outgoing emails with certain attachments to various recipients. For example, I'm trying to have attachment A sent to recipients 1, 2 & 3; while attachment Z is sent to recipients 4, 5, & 6. The attachments are updated quarterly, so I'd like to see if there's a way that Lotus Notes can automate this quarterly distribution process. Thank you.

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John Detterline wrote
on Friday 17 October, 2014 at 16:52:43 UTC
An agent could do this quite simply - the hard part would be dealing with attachments if the name changes each time.

John Salmon wrote
on Wednesday 13 August, 2014 at 13:12:06 UTC
Nothing wrong with Lotus Notes!

This site is built purely in XPages and looks as professional as any other!

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Mario S wrote
on Wednesday 30 July, 2014 at 04:22:55 UTC
I'm a certified developer with 14 years of experience. In a few days, I'm going to certify on XPages.

I learned about Lotus Notes so many years ago, and I still working on it.

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Vera Nentwich wrote
on Monday 28 July, 2014 at 10:28:14 UTC
I love Notes too!
I've build my blog on the domino blog template and it's great.
It would be great to exchange some experiences with that template. Anfortunatly are Steve Castledines hints are not online anymore.
Best regards,
Vera Nentwich

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David Clover wrote
on Sunday 03 August, 2014 at 10:48:54 UTC
Steve's blog is still at though.

JP Liggett CISSP PCLP wrote
on Thursday 26 June, 2014 at 13:52:55 UTC
I've just launched my new website, that's completely built on Notes. I've used the Dolmio, Domino Blog, Domino Wiki and Domino eCommerce templates to provide a working demonstration.

I've added links to my favorite Notes add-ons, windows tools and other technical information.

I'm still adding content, but if you're in the neighborhood, please stop by.

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PS wrote
on Thursday 26 June, 2014 at 14:01:42 UTC
Here's another good example of a website built on Notes, this one created by Polymorph in the UK

Steven Podrouzek wrote
on Wednesday 25 June, 2014 at 13:17:27 UTC
Been working on IBM Domino/Notes for 14 years and am so passionate about the product and its capabilities. Am learning XPages now and I have to say that its really impressive!

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Becky D wrote
on Friday 20 June, 2014 at 09:40:59 UTC
New to Notes 9 and loving it's capabilities!

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MK wrote
on Saturday 31 May, 2014 at 00:06:40 UTC
The registry path and sytanx to look for was a lifesaver. Thank you.

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John B wrote
on Thursday 22 May, 2014 at 19:31:19 UTC
Trying to figure out how to have a notes database send an email to a list of folks when a given document is updated. Any tips/tricks/tutorials that anyone knows of?

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Keith Turner wrote
on Sunday 08 June, 2014 at 14:33:51 UTC
There are several ways to do this and I would favour a script running on the document close event that pulls the mail list from a "circulate to" field that stores the notes names or email addresses you want to contact if it's update flag is true. The mail message would say something like "the following document has been updated recently please click on the link below to see the changes" and attach the document link to the updated document within the email. I can't think of any tutorials showing how to do this off hand, However if memory serves me correctly the discussion data base template has a similar mechanism to this either as a document script linked to the on close event or linked to the save/close button. The last alternative is to set up a database task on the server that automatically mails updated document links to the relevant users at a particular update time - every hour or once a day

check for some mailmerge templates wrote
on Monday 23 June, 2014 at 23:16:00 UTC
personally, I use VIC, and its suite of CRM databases. Its able to do mail merge, pull responses from your mail into the crm so the customer record stays updated with correspondence. There are other simpler mail-merge only templates too. MailMerge from within Notes/defects

Nigel Dawson wrote
on Wednesday 23 July, 2014 at 15:35:34 UTC
Depending on your Domino servers I've encountered problems in the past where a replica of the database is held on a user's home mail server. In this case you may want use an agent which will send the email only when the document has replicated to the recipient's home server

patsawyer wrote
on Friday 08 August, 2014 at 01:18:07 UTC
You can do this a couple ways.
1. You can have a simple function @mailsend that will send mail to individuals on a save. You would probably want to add some code that mails if something is modified. THis would run client side.
2. You could create an agent that would run on the server side which would look at a view of modified documents and send mail out as a scheduled task.

David Zwerlin wrote
on Sunday 15 February, 2015 at 18:45:39 UTC
If you don't want to get involved in coding and using Domino Designer, then you might want to use a tool which several divisions at IBM is using with IBM Notes and Excel to mail merge to e-mail messages. And it has many advanced options such as scheduling, load balancing and mail merging dynamic attachments, dynamic cc/bcc, as well as, Subject and Body.

It has a quick autoamted install and if you don't feel like reading the instructions the company will schedule an IBM SmartCloud web conference to get you up and running in less than 20 minutes. Once it's installed and configured you can send mail merges whenever you want in a few minutes.

With Print Merge Reporter 6.1 Release Version, Enhancements to Email Blasts Simplifies and Automates Correspondence With Customers and Employees

Gillian Francis wrote
on Tuesday 13 May, 2014 at 12:46:46 UTC
Notes is an amazing tool and the IDE is great. I've used Notes to build prototypes of two quite complex applications which I would like to convert for browser use. Getting a bit out of my depth, are any of you based in UK? I'm in the south west.

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Polymorph Ltd wrote
on Tuesday 13 May, 2014 at 16:24:01 UTC
Hi Gillian
We can certainly
or email us at
thanks :)

Nathan Paul wrote
on Thursday 08 May, 2014 at 22:49:27 UTC
I had the rare benefit of being personally trained by an expert in Lotus Notes, so I really appreciated its power and capabilities.

What made me *love* it, however, was using just one of the millions of database application templates available (which, by the way, is another great thing about Lotus Notes -- how incredibly customizable it is).

I hear there are already several thousand IBMers around the world using this template as well, and loving it! I've found several quotes on the company's website from people saying how much they used to hate Notes, but now love using it with eProductivity!

I heartily agree that most people hate Notes because of poor training and lack of understanding about how it actually works. It's a great tool in and of itself, and after having used Outlook, I think Lotus Notes is way better, especially with the eProductivity template added on to my Mail and Notebook databases.

Thanks for setting up this blog!

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Henry wrote
on Wednesday 07 May, 2014 at 04:17:21 UTC
Hi Lotus Notes Fans! I just thought I would share the new video for Crossware Mail Signature.

We'll save your email signatures!

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Mike wrote
on Tuesday 06 May, 2014 at 16:11:15 UTC
Is there a way to send a new email with an attachment using inotes from a vba macro or

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So wrote
on Tuesday 15 April, 2014 at 16:00:58 UTC
Is there a way to transfer my Lotus Team Room to Lotus Connections?

If so, how can I do this?

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So wrote
on Tuesday 15 April, 2014 at 16:00:28 UTC
Is there a way to transfer my Lotus Team Room to Lotus Connections?

If so, how can I do this?

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Curt Lankford wrote
on Sunday 30 March, 2014 at 20:25:43 UTC
Looking for a way to convert an 8.02 user from Multi TO Single User. Found tons of ways to go the other direction, but it seems no one has ever done it the other?


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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Sunday 20 April, 2014 at 00:10:30 UTC
I haven't done it, but reading the instructions how to get to multi-user, it appears that's a manual task on its own involving backup of the data for the user, uninstallation of Notes, then installation of Notes as multi-user

Maybe you could uninstall as multi-user, then install as single-user. That's what it looks like to me.

Florian wrote
on Friday 30 May, 2014 at 11:37:16 UTC
Hi Curt,

save the databases of the MUI Data (AppData\Local\IBM\Notes\Data) in a different place. Then uninstall the MUI Client and install the SUI Client. Copy all databases in the default data directory and the notes.ini in the notes programm folder.

Regards, Florian

Nigel McBrayne wrote
on Friday 28 March, 2014 at 01:47:54 UTC
I've been out of the Notes industry for sometime (used to work as a senior consultant for IBM & Lotus) and fancied writing a quick database to store students details (I hate Access!).
Anyway, I would really like to replicate the db to my iPhone, any decent iOS apps to do that for offline access?

Many thanks

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JP Liggett wrote
on Friday 11 April, 2014 at 18:58:41 UTC
have a look around

ps wrote
on Friday 11 April, 2014 at 21:05:37 UTC
Do you need offline access? Teamstudio gives you one free app to use as a demo, awesome software from those guys. But you could write the app/db in xPages and use the mobile controls for mobile access. It won't work offline, but would work great.

Angela Samsonova wrote
on Tuesday 18 March, 2014 at 09:12:28 UTC
Hello to all Notes fans!

We at Inexika are happy to demonstrate you My Notes - a mobile app for using your IBM Lotus Notes applications on Android or iPhone device.

Newly released video demonstrates a personal tool for using IBM Lotus Notes databases online from iP

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GEF wrote
on Sunday 11 May, 2014 at 18:07:53 UTC
I have used Lotus Notes to develop a prototype tool for nurses to triage patients but want the product to run on tablets. I was going to get it recoded in JavaScript and HTML5 - is that what you would recommend?

Gillian Francis wrote
on Tuesday 13 May, 2014 at 12:31:05 UTC
What about custom notes databases? I have an application built on Notes which I would like to be able to access via an android tablet.

Loopjazz wrote
on Tuesday 04 March, 2014 at 17:33:35 UTC
Does Anyone know or can reccommend courses for v9 development and Xpages devleopment

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ps wrote
on Tuesday 11 March, 2014 at 04:26:49 UTC
Mike Woolsey wrote
on Sunday 20 April, 2014 at 00:14:01 UTC
If you're famiiliar with Domino development and y'haven't tackled XPages at all, there's a good tutorial on XPages at:

I'd also recommend the book, "Mastering XPages".

I haven't looked around for an ND9 update to this, yet.

Diaz wrote
on Wednesday 26 February, 2014 at 16:55:36 UTC
Hi Notes fans:

I need to upgrade my domino server from 8.5 to 9.0 I wan to know the proper procedure to do it. I will appreciate your responses.

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ps wrote
on Tuesday 11 March, 2014 at 04:29:13 UTC
Shut down sever
Run installer
Start server

Some more details are provided by IBM

Ed Waller wrote
on Wednesday 19 February, 2014 at 14:58:32 UTC
does anyone know how to stream videos from Domino server 8.5? I have video to share with our users that I don't want posted on youtube. I want it behind the Notes security infastructure

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Serdar Yalcin wrote
on Thursday 06 March, 2014 at 10:17:59 UTC
AFAIK creating flv files, putting on the server is enough. Lotus Domino and any other platform is OK for that...

JP Liggett wrote
on Friday 11 April, 2014 at 18:57:23 UTC
a shared folder may have better performance. Opening a document with a large attachment causes a temp file to be created, with doubles the bandwidth and size of the transaction.... The other question is how granular you need to be with security, and the security used on the folders ie LDAP or AD....

Dave45 wrote
on Wednesday 19 February, 2014 at 12:26:55 UTC
Notes 8.5.3 loaded multi-user on a bog-standard RDP server just seems to work. All the person-specific stuff gets loaded into a hidden folder under \users\<username>\appdata\local\lotus\notes\data

so far so good :-)

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Peter Smith wrote
on Wednesday 29 January, 2014 at 19:55:10 UTC
Hi Notes fans

I'm pleased to announce a new function for iNotes - that doesn't currently exist - iNotes Mobile Searching.

This (commercial) product allows users to search their active Mail AND all server-based Archives, at the same time, using either the iNotes Mobile or iNotes Full Clients.

This makes iNotes far more useful, because you can quickly and easily find any email you've ever sent or received - regardless of its date or location, then use it (e.g. Reply / Forward).

The search environment is configured automatically for each user, and the iNotes search environment itself installs with a single click.

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JP Liggett wrote
on Friday 11 April, 2014 at 19:34:51 UTC
This product is amazing for simultaneously searching multiple notes nsf and multiple file systems, and its a great value.

Angela Samsnova wrote
on Thursday 23 January, 2014 at 11:38:56 UTC
Dear community of Lotus Notes fans!

Our company has just released a tool for synchronization of Lotus Notes mail and contacts with Google and, subsequently, with smartphones. It works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Please have a look at the product description and try it for free here:

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Lotus user wrote
on Wednesday 22 January, 2014 at 03:18:07 UTC
We have an inbox that receives over 1500 emails a day. There are over 20 categories of emails that we have and we have to calculate how many emails per category we receive per day and also by the employee working the emails. We currently have routing codes set up and we can manually go in and search each code for that specific category. However, this takes a lot of time and effort. Any ideas on a quicker, more effective method?

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Oystein Mollestad wrote
on Monday 27 January, 2014 at 14:17:48 UTC
We have a product named 'BusinessMail' that i doing this automatically.

Serdar Yalcin wrote
on Thursday 06 March, 2014 at 10:21:09 UTC
I can create an Excel file or a Lotus Notes agent (Excel is better) for that purpose, it would take about a day, I can give you an offer for that if you are interested serdar.yalcin.1974 at

Jacke wrote
on Tuesday 03 December, 2013 at 10:18:15 UTC
Hey. How can i copy over 200k mails from one mail file to another. I love IBM / Lotus Notes.

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Nigel D wrote
on Friday 14 February, 2014 at 15:33:09 UTC
Assuming the 200K messages represent all the documents in one mail file change the replica IDs of the 2 databases to be the same then use one way replication to replicate the documents. Once complete remember to change the replica ID back

ps wrote
on Tuesday 11 March, 2014 at 04:33:25 UTC
Do not do this if the databases are on the same server.

Horto wrote
on Tuesday 12 November, 2013 at 23:13:30 UTC
Hey. My company use Lotus Notes/domino since v4 back in the day. But we are at v8.5.3 now and want to know how to setup a blogging page for internal use something like what this site.

what would b my first move?

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Jose del Risco wrote
on Wednesday 20 November, 2013 at 21:22:30 UTC
Horto, you should look into Connections. We have just implemented this as a proof of concept here at work and it is taking off. Blogs are one of the components that will likely be used heavily.

Karl Dettner wrote
on Sunday 08 December, 2013 at 11:12:47 UTC
My suggestion is to check out the standard Blog template in ND (dominoblog.ntf). It will give you an easy way to start using blogs at your company.

The blog template is of course open for customization but gives you a decent UI out of the box.

Here's a few example of Blogs using the Domino blog template

Good luck!

Avi wrote
on Wednesday 06 November, 2013 at 09:00:27 UTC
I'm a new user. We have Lotus Notes Client/ Designer 8.5 and Server 6.5. We want to develop a webApp using xpages (designer 8.5) & run the same on server 6.5. Is it possible...I love Lotus Notes!

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ps wrote
on Monday 11 November, 2013 at 16:52:35 UTC
No it is not possible. You need a later version of the server. There is no reason to be running such an old version of Domino.

Derek Scott wrote
on Monday 28 October, 2013 at 18:16:10 UTC

With Domino Managed Services, our Consultants Monitor & Optimize Domino Servers to Maintain Peak Performance

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Derek Scott wrote
on Wednesday 16 October, 2013 at 21:19:02 UTC
NotesMail Press Release: IBM Notes ACL Dominator 6.0 -


With ACL Dominator 6.0 Release Version, Enhancements Assist Domino Administrators to Optimize

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camilocarlomendiola wrote
on Thursday 03 October, 2013 at 17:59:06 UTC
Hi! I want to create a macro that will copy the email date received in a lotus notes email and paste it to a cell in excel. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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ps wrote
on Wednesday 06 November, 2013 at 18:51:40 UTC
There are a couple of ways to do this. You could do it out of the box with selecting the email and going to edit>copy as table then pasting it into a spreadsheet. Would that work for this?

Ben wrote
on Wednesday 02 October, 2013 at 17:58:04 UTC
The Notes out-of-office notification advises contacts of the date of leaving and date of return. I'm looking for something similar for staff who have left the company advising contacts that they have left and their new email address. The out-of-office message has all these features except that it insists on stating the date they return. I use Domino 9. Can anyone help please?

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User Server Rules instead wrote
on Wednesday 30 October, 2013 at 12:14:12 UTC
Out of Office is for well Out of Office. For the users left the company, you can either develop a new Agent that acts as you like or use server rules for that purpose. As the common practice for the users leaving the company is to delete their account, the second solution seems better.

Kevin Edstrom wrote
on Wednesday 02 October, 2013 at 16:16:58 UTC
I loved working with Lotus Notes/Domino as an administrator and developer from 1995 to 2007 in a large corporation. Created dozens of applications and went through many upgrades. I left my job due to health reasons and the corporation moved on to SAP. I just assumed Lotus Notes/Domino no longer existed or was no longer supported. Saw this website and had to pay homage to a product that played a huge part in my career.

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Barry wrote
on Thursday 03 October, 2013 at 23:50:57 UTC
Me too until about a year ago. V9 is out and MS/Sharepoint still cannot get to where Domino is.

Prabowo wrote
on Friday 20 September, 2013 at 05:07:15 UTC
Is there any download link to get Domino traveler Server for Domino 6.52?

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Thomas wrote
on Wednesday 25 September, 2013 at 12:43:52 UTC
I think there is a version for Win98 somewhere ;-)

Faz wrote
on Friday 27 September, 2013 at 15:48:46 UTC
No. IBM Traveler was only introduced in Domino 8.0.

Eric Mack wrote
on Wednesday 11 September, 2013 at 00:46:57 UTC
I love Lotus Notes! Here's a link to q quick post that show how I track and manage my projects in IBM Notes and eProductivity, a tool I created for Notes 10 years ago that builds on the strength of Notes to help get things done.

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Mat wrote
on Tuesday 10 September, 2013 at 06:30:42 UTC
Does anyone know if you can wrap an attachment title? I want to add an attachment to a LN table, but the name is longer than the cell size that I want and I would prefer not to rename the attachment.
If anyone can advise I would appreciate it.

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Megan wrote
on Tuesday 10 September, 2013 at 00:25:40 UTC

I have a few questions so please bare with me.

a) I am looking for a way to force certain folders within my mail view to appear at the top of the list of folders (preferably without having to begin the folder name with 'aaa', for instance) is there any particular way this can be achieved?

b) Is there a way to keep emails stored in a particular folder marked as unread?

c) Is it possible to apply different/custom icons to folders within the mail file?

Unfortunately I am somewhat limited in what I can achieve on Notes due to the access provided by IT (eg. I do not have access to create an agent) - If anyone knows of any ways around this and other accessibility issues I would greatly appreciate your assistance. I am somewhat IT savy so any instructions shouldn't need to be overly simplified.

Thanks for reading and I greatly appreciate any assistance you can offer.

If you wish to email me, my email address is

PS: I am running
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5
Release 8.5.2FP4
Revision 20111118.0756-FP4 (Release 8.5.2FP4)

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Paul wrote
on Friday 04 October, 2013 at 22:19:30 UTC
Use numbers.
Some special characters too, although some mess things up.

Paul wrote
on Friday 04 October, 2013 at 22:24:34 UTC
In the Create menu can you not click on Agent to create one. Then in the View Menu click on Agents to access them in future to edit.

OR you could create a button in your Toolbar to click on to process the code.
View > Preferences > Toolbar

Lolita wrote
on Friday 06 September, 2013 at 17:10:22 UTC
I have made a spreadsheet in Excel that contains numerous dates. I would like to know if there is a way that I can have these dates linked to Lotus Notes. Ultimately I would like to have Lotus Notes initiate an alarm when the date arrives or is approaching. Is this possible?

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ps wrote
on Sunday 22 September, 2013 at 16:46:16 UTC
You could find a way to import those dates as calendar entries. If you want an alarm they need to exist in the nsf.

mike wrote
on Tuesday 08 October, 2013 at 17:39:09 UTC
Also, VBA in Excel can open Notes databases, if Notes is installed properly. Vice versa, too: Notes can open Excel spreadsheets if Excel is set up properly.

Danakin wrote
on Wednesday 28 August, 2013 at 07:21:45 UTC
Hi all, do you know if there is a way to display the mail size only in the calendar, or basically to make a script to show which folders, memo's, calendar etc. are the biggest and are in quota violation? All of our users are with quota 500 MB and even if they archive 3 GB of data their mailfiles are still over the quota and we would like to make their lives easy by showing them where archiving is mostly needed.

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Paul wrote
on Friday 04 October, 2013 at 22:29:25 UTC
They can use the All Docs view and sort by size.
The database needs to be compacted after the emails have been removed from the Trash. So the administrator could use compact switches such as -S 20 each night so not much is compacted, only those who have shifted lots of email.

Also, I remember we created an All docs view categorized by attachment type and another by attachment size.

Kevin wrote
on Friday 16 August, 2013 at 11:42:07 UTC
Hi All,
I am writing a application. I have a requirement where if a user turns on their Out Of Office in notes then certain functionality in my application is disabled. Is there a way to check the out of office setting from
Many Thanks for any Help Provided.

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Paul wrote
on Friday 04 October, 2013 at 22:37:55 UTC
There is meant to be an API.
Somebody here is using a Web Service.

Carlos Vaz wrote
on Wednesday 14 August, 2013 at 15:39:21 UTC

I am looking for a software that collects Lotus Notes client statistics like how many messages were sent on a given day, how many messages were sent to a specific user, who did not replay to my messages in say 2 days. I am using Notes 8.5 FP2 and nee

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Irv Schor wrote
on Wednesday 18 September, 2013 at 16:10:11 UTC
Hello Carlos, While there is no easy way to do this for every client, you can enable reporting on your servers and have one generated to you daily/weekly/monthly largest users, largest message size, etc. Your systems admin can set this up from the Admin client under the Mail Routing tab (Reports)

Liz wrote
on Tuesday 13 August, 2013 at 18:45:16 UTC
Can I create a link to a URL on the icons that go down the lefthand side of the screen? I currently have links to other things inside of Lotus (other people's calendars) but want to put a link to a page on our intranet.

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Paul wrote
on Friday 04 October, 2013 at 22:41:48 UTC
You should have Internet Explorer Links on the Bookmark bar on the left. This is synchronised with your IE Shortcuts (on start up)

Matt O'Brien wrote
on Friday 02 August, 2013 at 06:56:12 UTC
We are migrating a 100+ Exchange users to a Domino environment running on IBM i for a customer. We have come across an issue with Outlook Forms. Does anyone know how we can migrate these into a Lotus Notes format?

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Jessica Moore wrote
on Tuesday 30 July, 2013 at 10:18:54 UTC

I am using Lotus Notes 8.5 at work and I am wondering if there's a way of exporting information from the Travel Database in to a spreadsheet. I need things like Employee ID, name, TA number, and project costings. Currently this information is being manually data-entered into an excel spreadsheet by going into each travel record.... There must be an easier way.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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mikeWoolsey wrote
on Wednesday 31 July, 2013 at 13:52:47 UTC
Open a view with the data you want to export, select the lines you want to export. You can select "File..Export" from the menu, and select "comma-separated value" as the export format. Name the file with a ".csv" at the end and Excel will recognize the format on its own.

Further afield, if the view isn't displaying the columns in the "right" order or if the view has extra columns, you can use "View..Customize This View" to rearrange the columns and remove columns you're not interested in. It won't give you blank columns or new columns, but it's pretty effective for handling minor shifts in the data.

'Hope it helps!

ps wrote
on Wednesday 31 July, 2013 at 22:45:20 UTC
You can also select the rows you want, go to edit>copy as table, then paste the rows into your spreadsheet.

Saurab wrote
on Friday 26 July, 2013 at 19:37:52 UTC
Hi Does anyone tell me how to write the Lotus Notes Script for getting Database size in an Prompt Message Box. I want to Create an Agent to get every individual Database Size in Notes Server.

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mikeWoolsey wrote
on Wednesday 31 July, 2013 at 13:57:42 UTC
In LotusScript BASIC use New NotesDatabase(server, filepath) to open any database, then get its size with NotesDatabase.Size . It's in bytes; you may want to round it.

MessageBox() will put it in a dialog box.

Peter Rosenberg wrote
on Wednesday 08 October, 2014 at 12:46:13 UTC
or'out-of-box' to ensure all your databases(maybe not Mail ones) to have property: Show in Catalog
set, and then look in the 'catalog.nsf' 24 hours later.
Best Practice, is to have catalog.nsf to replicateacross you Domino Domain, so you can 'manage' your entire portfolio more easily.

OMW wrote
on Thursday 25 July, 2013 at 12:39:42 UTC
Hi, Does anyone know if it is possible to extract all of the mails from a Domino journal into individual NSF files. e.g. all mails to and from A Smith get put into Asmith.nsf etc. Cheers

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mikeWoolsey wrote
on Tuesday 30 July, 2013 at 14:06:50 UTC
It's certainly possible to do this; all you really need is a bit of BASIC coding to locate the relevant docs and copy them to a database established for them.

Check out the "LotusScript Tutorial" to see how you can scan through a view, and key to the desired docs. The documentation on NotesDatabase.createCopy() and NotesDocument.copyToDatabase() should give you an idea what to do with the docs you find.

Joe wrote
on Wednesday 17 July, 2013 at 19:15:45 UTC
Do you know if there is a way to replicate my users bookmarks.nsf file with their mailfile, similar to how the Address book is done now? I don't want to make all my users roaming and everyone uses different things, so I don't want to have 100 different applications setup in the policies.

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David Vasta wrote
on Thursday 30 October, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC
Currently there is no way to replicate the Bookmark.nsf file to your mail file. The Bookmark file still has to be copied by hand from one PC to another.

I would agree this should be done at some point.

davood wrote
on Monday 15 July, 2013 at 06:20:46 UTC

I am a basic user of lotus. I am looking forward to find a application for scribbling minutes of meeting. I have found sth in the application of team- room but it is a simple one.

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ps wrote
on Tuesday 16 July, 2013 at 18:26:17 UTC
You might want to look at the "Personal Journal" template. The nice thing about the journal is it syncs with iNotes, and you can get some apps to have it sync with iOS.

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