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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Polymorph Ltd wrote
on Wednesday 15 June, 2016 at 12:00:57 UTC
Here's a solution to a long standing issue with the Lotus Notes client and high DPI displays (e.g Microsoft Surface).
This should hopefully get your Notes apps back to looking great again, it has worked a treat here!

http://www.polymorph.co.uk/content/blog-posts/fix-for-lotus-notes-display-issues-on-surface-pro-high-dpi-1/

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Monty wrote
on Friday 21 July, 2017 at 02:23:00 UTC
Hi there,
This works well, but crucially makes all tiles in my workspace huge. Not real practical if you have a significant number.
Have you found anything to keep workspace scaled correctly?
Thanks!

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Rohit Singh wrote
on Friday 10 June, 2016 at 20:37:39 UTC
Hi I have a table in a lotus notes document containing columns Item no., Item Description, Item Quantity.

I have to show this document 5 times in a view of the table has 5 rows with different item no.

And each item row should have the corresponding values from the column.

How do I Acheive this last option of showing only the corresponding value of each item. I am able to show 5 rows in the view if there are 5 rows in the table.

Please help with an example!!

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 16 June, 2016 at 00:25:07 UTC
Try this:
Add a column with your Item Description, just to the right of your Item Number column.

Now **don't** sort or categorize the column.

Check the setting "show multiple values on separate rows".

Again, **don't** sort or categorize the column.

Try this on the simplest view, selecting only the docs you want to display, and with only this set of columns, first.

There are distinct limitations on this kind of view, so don't expect it to work with every other feature. Alternate sorts and sorted columns "in between" can cause tangles. So keep the view pretty straightforward.

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Terry Comeau wrote
on Wednesday 08 June, 2016 at 19:38:13 UTC
We us laptops in the field to document claims using apps developed in IBM Notes. The data and forms are replicated back and forth between the server and the laptops. The adjustors can create a summary document to print off and get the client to sign. We'd like to get away from the printers in the field.

How can we create a summary report and get a signature from the client onto that document in the field? And back to the server.

Where would I start?

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shane wrote
on Thursday 28 July, 2016 at 04:08:10 UTC
COM / OLE to a MSPaint image, using a touch screen would allow them to draw their signature on the screen and it can be saved. Documents Library Database would let you do that.

Mark Crosby wrote
on Thursday 29 September, 2016 at 18:49:03 UTC
I worked with a signature pad from a company called Topaz 15 years ago. An extra piece of hardware is probably not what you want, but they (or someone else) might have a software 'signature pad' that could capture the signature image.
The image of the signature will be unique since no one signs *exactly* the same way each time. This unique value is used in conjunction with the values in the fields you want to secure to create an encrypted signature. Changing any of the values invalidates the signature.
Wow! They still have the code sample I provided to them 16 years ago. (http://www.topazsystems.com/lotus.html)
Looks like they have some software options, I'll include the link below.

http://www.topazsystems.com/downloads.html

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DF wrote
on Tuesday 07 June, 2016 at 18:53:43 UTC
Hello, everyone.
Thank you all for responding to a previous question that I had, I greatly appreciate the help.
I do have another strange situation that I could use some assistance with.
One of the environments that I manage has a monitoring server that has an event generator set up that checks the connection to all of the servers (and to the DDM.nsf replica on each of the servers) in the network every 3 minutes. If that connection attempt times out, the event generator is configured to send out an alert email. I should mention that the servers are in different domains, but the monitoring server has valid connection documents to all of them.

The problem that I am noticing is that when I bring down one of the servers, the event generator does not send out the alert email. By watching the JConsole on the monitoring server, I can see that the event generator checks and notices the failed connection, but it doesn't follow up by sending out the message like it should.

Now, here is where it gets weird. If I forcibly restart the event monitor task on the monitoring server, it then sends out that alert about the failed connection....and this could be hours from when the actual event actually happened. It is as if the event generator and/or the event handler message is somehow getting stuck, and only when I restart the event monitor task, does it then release the message that it was supposed to send out when the event first happened.

Now, for some reason, this doesn't happen with every server that the generator is set up to watch. The event generator number is the same, we just added every server that it needs to check to that one event generator (it's only about 16 servers). And, the events4 and DDM databases are all replicas across the environment (which are all properly replicating), so I cannot figure out what is causing this message lockup to happen.

The other weird issue that I have noticed (and I'm not sure if it is related to the event monitor issue or not) is that the monitoring server is constantly showing a message in the logs that states "Suppression interval = 0", and it seems to throw 3-4 of them in a row right when it should be sending out one of those event notifications. I cannot find anything anywhere that references this specific message, and it does not point to any specific ini setting that is set up on the server. I say this because none of the settings on the monitoring server have anything to do with any type of suppression interval.

If anyone has any insights to this problem, or the console message, please let me know. I have tried contacting IBM's support about this, but that was a lesson in futility.

Thank you all very much.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 09 June, 2016 at 14:55:21 UTC
Well, to get more information, I believe there're two Notes.INI settings that'll log volumes of data about events:

debug_event=1
debug_event_log=3

You may have to sort through what it thinks is happening, and I'm not sure what other events are in progress so it could be a lot of info.

PEIDER wrote
on Tuesday 14 June, 2016 at 20:38:17 UTC
Hello DF,

maybe this info can help you ....
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21160041
It may be possible that here are to much Messages at the same time ...

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Angelia wrote
on Friday 03 June, 2016 at 02:30:42 UTC
Microsoft Office Library template (StdR7DocLibMS) only supports old version of Microsoft office. Is there any way to get a template for Office 2010 and above

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Mike C wrote
on Thursday 02 June, 2016 at 16:53:37 UTC
Anyone know how to get acrobat working with Notes 9. The actions to convert message to PDF are no longer available.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 09 June, 2016 at 13:43:46 UTC
I remember this from a while back, maybe it'd help:

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/pdfmaker-unavailable-lotus-notes-acrobat.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/pdfmaker-unavailable-lotus-notes-acrobat.html

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Brett wrote
on Tuesday 31 May, 2016 at 16:45:25 UTC
Hello, we use Domino to review documents here. We are experiencing an issue with Word 2016 where documents do not open properly (Domino works to the point where the file is downloaded, but Word 16 then says "Invalid Document ID")

Do you have any advice?

mailto:brett.bertles@gmail.com

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 09 June, 2016 at 13:42:10 UTC
There's an outside chance you may need to add the following registry entry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\ODMA32\ANSIonNT

If it's specific to Microsoft Word 2016 and not earlier versions, it'd appear that it's ... specific to Microsoft Word 2016 and not Lotus Notes. You didn't change Lotus Notes, you changed Microsoft Word, and that introduced the issue.

Aside, I'm sure Microsoft will weigh in as doing something new & exciting so as to break this. Thousands of .rtf files were broken when they introduced Word 2010, and I've yet to see any substantial action to recover them. I still have Word 97 handy to read documents out of our archive.

Good luck!

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MJ wrote
on Thursday 26 May, 2016 at 19:41:35 UTC
Help, please! I need a Lotus Notes expert. We recently launched a new team database in Lotus Notes. We're noticing some senders (specifically, other Lotus Notes team database IDs) email's are coming in flagged normal priority. The users of those other databases insist they are not flagging their emails to us. How do we remove the flag on specific users so future emails do not automatically get flagged?
Thanks!

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Bikswan wrote
on Tuesday 24 May, 2016 at 00:25:32 UTC
Hi, do you know if there is any third pary .Net API available to extract emails & attachments from Lotus notes database? is it required to have lotus notes installed on PC to use Lotus Notes C++ API.

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Polymorph Ltd wrote
on Tuesday 24 May, 2016 at 09:51:53 UTC
Absolutely, for pure email+attachments you have a number of non C++ / client choices (assuming you have a Domino server):

* Use a .Net IMAP / POP3 library
* Use REST ( http://infolib.lotus.com/resources/domino/8.5.3/doc/designer_up1/en_us/DominoDataService.html )
* Write your own domino SOAP web service & call from .Net

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Ivan wrote
on Wednesday 11 May, 2016 at 20:06:38 UTC
I miss Domino and Notes client so much! After 12 years running numerous business applications in Notes I am trying to deploy similar business apps on Drupal and other MS platforms and it is incredible pain in the ass!!! What took hours in Domino takes days and weeks in php/Drupal.



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Sue H wrote
on Wednesday 06 April, 2016 at 04:42:08 UTC
We use Notes/FX in many of our databases and will soon be upgrading to Office 2016. When I tested field exchange with Excel 2016 it doesn't appear to work. Is it no longer supported or is there a work-around?
Thanks

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Polymorph Ltd wrote
on Wednesday 08 June, 2016 at 14:07:51 UTC
Hi Sue,
We tried here too and found very much the same. One thing to check might be if you're using a 64 bit version of Office as it may need to be 32 bit for it to work with Notes.
In nearly all cases we have replaced NotesFX with LotusScript/OLE agents to update/create Excel spreadsheets (and this works fine in Office 2016 as we use it daily).
Hope that's of some help!

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Jaime Robertson wrote
on Tuesday 29 March, 2016 at 03:53:13 UTC
Interesting Blog! I use Follow Up flags extensively, with context tags in the Action field. In the standard Follow Up view, I can not sort or filter the Action field. Is there anyway to do this or to create a custom view specific to the Action tag (i.e. @Ryan 1:1). Thank you.

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AC wrote
on Wednesday 09 March, 2016 at 17:23:13 UTC
Hi there, are there any "free" tools out there to allow one to report on existing users versus numbers of mailboxes and/or unused mailboxes, etc?

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Ptr wrote
on Monday 22 February, 2016 at 20:11:26 UTC
How can I get a trial of Lotus Notes 8.5.3? I have registered and ID on IBM site but its just impossible to find a link to a sensible download. Any clues please?

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Wednesday 24 February, 2016 at 14:59:23 UTC
I don't know if 8.5.3 is still available, but I had another thought. Are you looking at it for email, or for application development?

I believe it's Notes 9 that shows up as an evaluation, today: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ls/lsndad/

When I downloaded Domino Designer 9, it included a copy of Notes 9.

I don't remember whether the email template is included with Domino Designer. If it is, you could get an initial look at email as well. It's hard to get a complete picture, but you get a lot more than, say, Sharepoint without the server (...!!).

Now, granted, you don't have an ID license for Notes 9, that comes at a cost. And no, it's not a server. However, you can see a whole lot about Notes and really, Domino applications' interface to Notes, from Domino Designer.

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Irene wrote
on Friday 19 February, 2016 at 10:32:47 UTC
I am so glad to hear someone loves Lotus Notes. If managed properly it is more stable and great to use.

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Thomas wrote
on Tuesday 20 September, 2016 at 08:59:19 UTC
I fully agree. I love Lotus Notes. It's very cool because its open. Even if almost everything is included, those few bits one might miss, can be added easily.

Too sad, that IBM does such a weak marketing for it.

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Michael wrote
on Saturday 13 February, 2016 at 16:22:37 UTC
Looking to be fluid with using Lotus Notes and want to insure a replacement to the Lotus-Notes-Journal or IBM-Notes-Journal. I've been using Lotus Notes since Version 2 and like using Notes Journals for adhoc note taking with HTML or Screen clips of notes then being able to categorize and doclink notes. Using a full text search can search these databases and if needed to recall information (I have a lot), it can be found. So far I am looking at WordPress as a replacement, but it doesn't meet my immediate needs. I'd like to be able to export my Notes Journal to other systems and if I feel Notes is a viable long term solution maintain Notes. I'd like to be able to test my solution across multiple solutions. Has anyone tried to do things like this? I know what needs to be done, but as you may know this will take a lot of effort. I'd like to find others interested or use Notes this way looking for a solution.

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Michael wrote
on Wednesday 17 February, 2016 at 14:54:46 UTC
I just wanted to add that I ran across the following article which validates my desire to be more fluid with Lotus Notes. The IBM Analytics ?

Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 23 February, 2016 at 14:37:27 UTC
Since 2001 I've searched for something as versatile as Notes. It's not there.

I use Weebly for some blogging. I haven't looked for full text search in particular on Weebly, mostly because I've been dissatisfied with just about everything else I've looked at for search. It's remarkably quick, useful, and again versatile on Notes.

There're some Notes features that are useful to me that you haven't mentioned, though, so I suspect you may find what you're looking for. Keep an open mind about some things taking more time, and some things you simply can't do. It can be aggravating, but it's not always fatal.

The big problem I always ran into, though: I couldn't integrate with other data sources well, anywhere outside Notes. It required gobs of code that had to be learned, then manually entered. That's costly. And any learning only has a half-life of about 3 years with things outside Notes.

So choose where to spend your time. If you find a way to use it wisely, we're always interested!

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Richard D wrote
on Thursday 04 February, 2016 at 16:16:08 UTC
Can you make a Lotus Notes Website mobile friendly ??

www.harlaco.co.uk

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 04 February, 2016 at 17:32:13 UTC
Yep.

There are extensive discussions & descriptions of mobile interface frameworks at openntf.org for instance.

This is more into nuts & bolts additions to a Domino application, but those of us who've been doing this for over a decade have repeatedly redone the interfaces on Domino applications. It seems to be "the way" of many well-used applications: once a company has their internal business needs handled well in an application, the application itself can be presented out to numerous different browsers, mobile users, wireless apps, tablets ...

Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 09 February, 2016 at 14:31:49 UTC
Mike Woolsey wrote
on Wednesday 10 February, 2016 at 18:55:42 UTC
I was getting some information on Bootstrap and ran across this as well.

Mobile interfacing is a very important piece of XPages work, but I hadn't run across what IBM & others were doing atop of Bootstrap 'til you asked about it. It looks interesting.

http://www.teamstudio.com/blog/xpages-controls-face-off-xcontrols-vs.-ibm-mobile-controls?hsFormKey=2fafd4d4d849f87c6e0fb93207963863&submissionGuid=9267f92d-4482-4dd5-bbbf-b8ecbdb19985#wizard_module_241502504795843454787513727325384870388

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syed.jahanzaib wrote
on Tuesday 02 February, 2016 at 07:40:06 UTC
Greetings,
I have domino server 8.5.3 FP6 on W2008 Server. (64bit) and transnational logging is enabled.
I wanted to know that if I run compact -a , it archives the data, but it donot reduce the file size. To reduce file size, i have to execute compact -B which reduces the file size.

So can I run "compact -a -B" ? any issue ?

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Wednesday 10 February, 2016 at 14:46:57 UTC
I can't think of a reason why not. Normally compact runs through switch settings in the order that they appear on the command line.

I'm not sure you want to take the time to run a compact with file space reduction every night on the server, though. I'd probably opt for something that occurs less frequently, like maybe once a week doing the full compact.

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DF wrote
on Friday 15 January, 2016 at 15:15:40 UTC
Hello, everyone.
I have a question for any/all engineers regarding database size and indexing in Domino 8.5.
I have a situation where we have an application database that is showing 60gb in physical size. It has all of the size-reducing options on it except DAOS (only because there are less than 20 docs that daos will pull out of it). When I made a non-replica copy of it for testing, the database size shrunk down to less than 4gb. Then, when I ran a full updall on it, it blew it back up to 60gb again (so the size must be due to an index issue because the databse is almost fully compacted).
Now, I saw someone mention on a forum that they had a Domino database that was showing as being over 90gb in size and had a lot of indexes in it, but it was still functioning and didn't lock up.....so, my question is, do these indexes on a database actually count towards the 64gb physical hard cap, or is the true data size that low number that I saw when I made the copy of it for testing?
Thanks.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 19 January, 2016 at 14:49:35 UTC
I'd go looking into why the view is so large.

Big views, like big forms, are often a merger of design choices that you can alleviate.

Sometimes it's just a space-saving switch isn't thrown on the view. Sometimes someone has thrown a space-using feature that you don't recognize just yet. On occasion the view itself has a lot of features, and there's little you can do to deal with it except move the space-using feature off to another view (and yes, often it'll cost you far less space to split out another view).

I'm not sure how I'd tell you to go about it, but here are a few pointers:

1. If you're not really displaying response docs, and you still have response docs in hierarchy -- shut them off.


2. If you have alternate sorting (it's a switch on the column) on most/all the columns, there's a switch you can throw in 8.5 so the alternate-sort isn't automatically created. You may never use that alternate sorting, so shutting it off can save you a lot of space.

3. This one is subtle. If you have a column that is not sorted; and that same column says "show multiple values as separate entries"; and you're not using the column-indexing feature (I'll describe it below); then you may want to shut off that checkmark. This checkmark is always enabled on categorized columns: there it's no prob'. It may be useful to you on plain, sorted columns -- no harm there if you really need it, but you may want to check whether the field even has multiple values. However: on non-sorted columns it's performing a very special feature: non-sorted columns index multiple values by the prior sorted, multivalue column. So it's great when it's needed, but when it's not, it can use up disk space for no apparent reason.

This last issue is hard to explain -- even the help doesn't do a good job of it ("Advanced Options for Columns" -- "Sorting Multiple Values" describes what you want to do -- but not how!). You may want to experiment with your view to see what happens. This stuff only impacts on multivalue columns. So I'd say if the columns don't have multiple values, you'd be safe turning off the "show multiple values" switch **on unsorted columns**, saving the added work & space for it.

Slawek wrote
on Tuesday 19 January, 2016 at 17:08:28 UTC
In Administrator of Files, when you select database, in Tools/Database you have a tool called "Manage Views" which will show you size of all indexes inside your database. You can check there which are so huge in your case.

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Mark wrote
on Wednesday 23 December, 2015 at 00:46:30 UTC
I have used Notes since about 1993. I'm retired, still have Notes 8.5.2 for my email and personal data. I don't connect to a server, just have POP email connections. Works fine, even on Win 10. My problem is, my ID will expire in a couple of years and then I'll be locked out! I have the original certifier ID. I have the Admin and Designer software. I can't figure out how to recertify my ID!!

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 19 January, 2016 at 14:56:12 UTC
I vaguely remember this, so I looked up where you import it ...

It's under File..Security .. Your Identity .. Your Certificates. The "Get Certificates" button has an "Import (Merge) Notes Certificates" that'll add new certificates.

To create the safeID you need to import ... I'd say look up Help's "Renewing Notes certificates before expiration" and see if you can follow the "removable media" instructions. They create the files without moving them around in email.

'Hope it helps.

Slawek wrote
on Tuesday 19 January, 2016 at 17:05:33 UTC
If you have original certifier ID (and pass:), you're fine. Just recertify your ID. Manually it can be done in Administrator from last tab - Configuration/Tools/Certification - use first position "Certify". In first step you select certifier ID file, put password, and in next window you select on disc ID file which you want to recertify.

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Derek Scott wrote
on Friday 18 December, 2015 at 19:57:31 UTC
Has anyone used the IBM Notes AMR tool? It allows you to unarchive (revert) your local and server archives back to your primary mailbox.

http://www.notesmail.com/ArchiveMailboxReverter

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David wrote
on Thursday 17 December, 2015 at 19:41:49 UTC
We're trying to set up a company calendar accessible via our intranet. I created a mailbox, gave anonymous read-only permissions, set the default frameset for the database to be "CalendarFS", and anonymous users can see the calendar when they go to https://example.com/companycalendar.nsf So far, so good. However it opens up to a one-day view. I'd like it to default to a Month, or at least a Week view, and my Googlefoo is failing me. Any tips? Also, I set up a regular mailbox file based on the StdR85Mail template. Can I remove the mail and to do pieces, or is there a better template I should use?

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Monday 28 December, 2015 at 14:05:51 UTC
This is worth experimenting with, to see what you can get. It's possible the Web design is overriding the default open format, but ... worth trying.

For the view -- there's a way to force the initial format of the view for everyone. if you open the view in designer, then select "Design.. View Properties", in the infobox' time & schedule tab (look for a clock & calendar icon), you should be able to select the "Initial Format".

Give it a try, see if it gets through the Web code involved.

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DJ wrote
on Wednesday 16 December, 2015 at 07:12:41 UTC
Hi, I'm trying to reduce the volumes of emails for a team - I want to see if the changes we've made have worked by taking a snapshot of the Inbox each morning. I'd like this to be automated. I 've created an agent to copy the mails in the Inbox to a new folder. That was easy enough. Any suggestions on how to put an 'Extract date' against these emails? After a month or so I'd like to then export these mails to Excel so I can see how the volumes and the age of mails in the Inbox have changed over time.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 17 December, 2015 at 16:33:06 UTC
You can certainly add an "ExtractDate" field to the document, but it's likely to make the email look like it's not been read.

I'm not sure why you'd want it?

Ultimately, the data can all be written to a .csv (comma-separated value) file, which Excel can import and slice & dice as you see fit. At worst you may need to have a server agent write the file, then reload it & email it to you. Make sure two agents don't end up with the same file name & path ... or they'll start writing over one anothers' work.

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Sultan wrote
on Tuesday 08 December, 2015 at 08:44:16 UTC
HI Vamsi,

I want to keep a copy of outgoing emails. copies of sent emails needs to be deliver to other email address.
Is it possible.
Please let me know how to achieve this.

Thanks in advance.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Wednesday 09 December, 2015 at 13:26:53 UTC
Well, there are a number of ways to handle this, and I'm guessing at which one you want.

Since you mentioned outgoing emails, I believe you're looking for "mail journaling", which is a feature the server router will implement based on certain criteria of emails it routes.

Other possibilities: there are also inbox archives if you want to archive emails that you've saved to your mail DB.

Notes also has a great deal of capability when it comes to customization & stationery that'll help you set up standard email responses.

Irv Schor wrote
on Tuesday 15 December, 2015 at 01:10:58 UTC
For an individual, this can be done via a Mailbox Rule on your own. However, your Administrator controls the server router settings which might prohibit these from being sent to an external domain.

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LotusNewbie wrote
on Tuesday 08 December, 2015 at 05:36:55 UTC
So I am new to the Lotus arena and am currently trying to create a service in C#/.Net which can be used to access mails, contacts, etc of different Lotus notes users. The idea is to talk to the Domino server remotely somehow and get data associated with different users. I have worked with Exchange before and was looking for something similar to the EWS Managed API but there seems to be no exact lotus counterpart. The closest thing I found was interop.domino.dll which seems to keep throwing user xyz not a server error. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. :)

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 08 December, 2015 at 14:13:40 UTC
Hm, well, I've done this from a few different levels, just not C#.

"xyz not a server" makes it sound to me like you've installed a Domino server, but you're authenticating with a Person name -- which refuses to run local on a server. Layering multiple installs may've just confused the issue, too. You might confirm this situation by authenticating with "xyz" actually being the server ID, & see what happens.

The mailserver normally has a great deal of access to inboxes. Contacts can be local, though, so they may not even be on-server.

There is also CORBA / IIOP support last I checked. It may take some changes to authentication, but it does work.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Monday 30 November, 2015 at 15:12:27 UTC
After working for a long time in Notes & Domino, recently I had the opportunity to use a lot of features in a new, flexible application. Just thought I'd mention it so you know the mix will get you somewhere.

First, I started shoving those nagging validation & translation scripts into profiles. I set up a profile for the app, and then a separate profile for each complicated form. Tossed the formulas in there that the customer was obsessed about changing.

Presto -- no more design deployments for that.

Turns out, it made a good place for putting other view & app data into it, too. When the app needed data from another app -- be it RDB, Web Service, or Notes -- a few fields in the app profile, and once again, no design updates when things moved or changed.

Tougher were the columns. Column formulas can be profiled, too, but the Designer still likes to change column names. So it's sort of like balancing a pencil on-end to keep column formulas working. But it does work, once y'figure out what it's doing.

In all -- I explored a vast world of flexibility & loose coupling that after decades in development, I finally had the opportunity to put it all together.

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NotesNutz wrote
on Thursday 12 November, 2015 at 02:51:55 UTC
How do you get it to work with the H Drive on a terminal server when only one instance of notes can run at a time on a PC. Once more than one person launches notes it fails

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 15 December, 2015 at 17:04:34 UTC
I put the application on a Domino server, and the Domino server supports multiple users.

The Notes client does not arbitrate between multiple users when it accesses an application from its local file systems.

dave wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2016 at 10:18:27 UTC
follow the official notes for Citrix installs - the technique seems to work fine on a TS. We call it NOATS - Notes On A Terminal Server. Not strictly supported by IBM/Lotus though, but who cares if it works.

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21447614

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Logan wrote
on Monday 26 October, 2015 at 19:49:50 UTC
I am struggling understanding TLS on a Domino server. One of our clients asked us to configure TLS for smtp. Once I configure TLS, won't all e-mails transmit via TLS? Can you explain how it works?

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 19 November, 2015 at 13:55:59 UTC
I'm not "up" on every outbound & inbound protocol, but I've heard this as well.

It sounded to me as if some of the different releases & fixes did have this issue, but on the more recent releases all I've seen is silence.

Sorry I don't have this responsibility any more, it would've been interesting to try out some configurations.

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Chris wrote
on Wednesday 14 October, 2015 at 05:54:20 UTC
Hello,
My sysadmin automatically archive the body text of emails after a year or so.
I would like to keep the full text emails though in a separate NSF for offline use.
Is there a way do sort of a batch retrieve action? It's about 50,000 emails that I want to get back, so manual is not really an option :-)
Thanks guys!

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 20 October, 2015 at 14:41:10 UTC
In the event you were using the archival system I've used, it actually has a search mode that will retrieve the requested searches without you waiting around for it.

You do have to set up the search; There are probably limits on the number of docs you can retrieve in one pass, too. 50k might be a lot.

OTOH, there may be a way to craft an agent that does what your action buttons do. Y'could open up the code in Designer and see if you could put it all together.

I wish you well; tell us how it turns out!

Derek Scott wrote
on Tuesday 10 November, 2015 at 22:11:52 UTC
If your email was natively archived to a server or your local desktop you can use the AMR tool below to move the archived email back to your primary mailbox.

Archive Mailbox Reverter for IBM Notes and Domino

Move server and local archived mail items to

http://www.notesmail.com/ArchiveMailboxReverter

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Ahmed Nehad wrote
on Sunday 11 October, 2015 at 12:18:02 UTC
Hello, i was asking if is there a possibility to run custom scripts on lotus notes like for example filtering certain emails and getting some information to it and exporting this info to a text file.

Appreciate your help

Thanks

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 13 October, 2015 at 14:25:34 UTC
Yes. It's pretty straightforward, too.

You can run an agent under a number of different triggers (I'd start with "scheduled", but once you've read up on it you can set up "after mail has been saved"). The email content is in a rich text field, and the NotesRichTextItem object can load it and hand it to you from .GetUnformattedText.

Also good to check: NotesDatabase.UnprocessedDocuments & NotesDocumentCollection.UpdateAll. Using these properly lets you see any new documents arriving after the agent's last run.

LotusScript is BASIC. So there's the ability to create & read/write files: "Open" / "Print"

Complicating this though -- when run on the server, the agent will predictably save to the server. You'll need to set security options (a tab when designing the agent) so that the agent is allowed to do this.

And of course once the file is there, you may want to save it somewhere. That's more a Windows thing with shared volumes, so I'll leave that to the complexities of Microsoft. If you want to email the result, you can do that, too.

Have fun!

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Henry Schaumburger wrote
on Friday 09 October, 2015 at 19:34:15 UTC
Lotus Notes (now IBM Notes) is a truly fantastic environment for creating and consuming easy to use, powerful and secure applications. I'm constantly amazed how hard it is to build applications in other environments. Notes has all the important plumbing such as security, encryption, replication, several development languages, database, and web server built-in. It is an extremely open environment with numerous APIs.
You can't fairly compare SharePoint to Notes. Most sharePoint implementations I have seen are little more than very expensive file servers with little added functionality (Think Novel Netware 3.11 from 1990's). SharePoint is like one of the free sample templates that come with Notes.
I can't even count the number of awards and accolades I have received over the years for the hundreds of applications I have developed and deployed using Notes. Notes simply makes you look good!
Maybe I should become a Notes/Domino evangelist. (LOL)

Henry Schaumburger
per4mnce@yahoo.com

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Stephan wrote
on Monday 28 September, 2015 at 14:13:50 UTC
Hello,

is there a way to add a disclaimer to all outgoing mails? I want to set this global not per user. Our old solution (before the great Lotus Notes) was postfix in combination with altermine on the smarthost. Unfortunally this does not work anymore with notes.
Any ideas ?

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wrote
on Tuesday 13 October, 2015 at 11:41:41 UTC
Sy@m wrote
on Tuesday 13 October, 2015 at 11:42:20 UTC
Irv Schor wrote
on Tuesday 15 December, 2015 at 01:14:06 UTC
There is also a 3rd party tool from Crossware which offers far more flexibility and also will work from mobile devices.

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Nauman wrote
on Friday 18 September, 2015 at 05:28:05 UTC
Is there any way to protect editing in received emails? I observe user can change the received email text and saved it.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Tuesday 13 October, 2015 at 14:30:50 UTC
You can mark an email for no changes by marking it confidential or private. This has other downsides, such as preventing its being forwarded, but it does the job.

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Gokhan wrote
on Wednesday 16 September, 2015 at 12:48:48 UTC
Hi All,

I am looking for vba code to connect a server and a database, then extract all the information to the excel file.

Gotta be simple and neat please.

Thank you.

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Rienk Bijlsma wrote
on Monday 14 September, 2015 at 14:35:06 UTC
Super Human Software!

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Jan West Peterburg wrote
on Wednesday 02 September, 2015 at 10:27:07 UTC
We have implemented Lotus Domino Servers together with Lotus Notes more then a decade now for email and crm purposes. Still rock solid... very fast and flexible.. I love Lotus Notes ;)

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Rusty Chain wrote
on Monday 31 August, 2015 at 12:04:39 UTC
Hello fellow lotus noteturians.

I am wondering if anyone has any best practice advice for setting up a shared mailbox in lotus notes? Do they require an id file? etc

Would appreciate any input possible!

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 14:05:50 UTC
A shared mailbox / inbox does not require a separate Notes ID.

You can grant users access through the ACL much as you do any database.

You can set up the mailbox with a name that you wish to be added as the origination. Just keep it reasonable. Once you've decided on a name, you'd need to set up that name in a mail-in database record that sends addressed emails back to your shared mailbox.

If workflow gets complicated you can always modify the database design to handle it. Until it gets to that your users can set up folders that seem useful for their needs.

Irv Schor wrote
on Tuesday 15 December, 2015 at 01:17:12 UTC
As an administration tip, to keep from having to manage access, create an access group at the same time as the MIDB. Also, be sure to update the Mail File Profile with the canonical name created for the shared mailbox. Note - We have found that when using a particular 3rd party tool to manage signatures, the MIDB documents needed to be converted to Person Documents in order for Domino Policies to be applied properly.

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Edward wrote
on Sunday 30 August, 2015 at 18:34:43 UTC
It's funny how so many companies nowadays are using SharePoint as a "knowledge base" but in fact it just ends up being a large document repository in many cases. Lotus Notes used to provide a rich user experience for creating actual knowledge base articles, which is not something that SharePoint can do out of the box or easily for that matter. I feel companies that migrated from Notes/Domino to SharePoint have lost valuable capabilities like the ability to easily create, share and search for support and training documents. This was a cornerstone of the Notes/Domino platform.

The company I work for now, has a huge implementation of SharePoint. It's divided into a plethora of "sites", most of which are abysmal repositories of MS Office documents. People send out these long and ugly links pointing back to their MS Office doc in SharePoint, and just the link itself is a turn off. It's so frustrating to search for and find stuff, and this is supposed to be more efficient than Notes? It seems at least in my organization, most people are at a loss to a higher potential of SharePoint, as most use it for storing documents and think that this is our knowledge base. Maybe I am not using or understanding SharePoint right, I don't know. I can appreciate MS Outlook as a mail client over Lotus Notes email, but I would *never* endorse SharePoint over Domino as a knowledge management system.

Because of this, I just maintain my own personal copy of a Lotus Notes document/knowledge base, and it helps me immensely. Too bad for all these companies not using Notes/Domino any more, as they are now missing out and it's causing a regression experience in terms of knowledge and support article management for their employees.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 24 September, 2015 at 14:07:17 UTC
Exactly my experience as well. By moving to Sharepoint companies seem to be losing a lot, especially with Notes 9's plug-ins.

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Vigilus wrote
on Monday 27 July, 2015 at 20:06:43 UTC
Vigilus is an IBM Notes organization. In addition to our Notes based CRM Application...VMobile we have Development and consulting services as well .

If you need Notes or XPages mods on New or exisiting Notes apps....we would be happy to help.

www.vigilus.net

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DH Youke wrote
on Tuesday 30 June, 2015 at 21:16:54 UTC
do you know where I could get a program that extracts email address's from my NSF files ?

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Mke wrote
on Monday 06 July, 2015 at 15:52:56 UTC
That's kind of a wide-ranging question.

If you're looking for information drawn out of your emails, the "Contacts" database actually scans for recent contacts and lists them. Y'can copy/paste that list using "Edit..Copy As Table" from the menu.

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Crist? wrote
on Friday 26 June, 2015 at 12:22:42 UTC
Hi everybody,

I would need your kind help.

Is there any way to export one view with categories to a Excell sheet?

Thanks in advance

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Matthew Scott wrote
on Monday 29 June, 2015 at 11:31:28 UTC
Hi Crist.

If there are <2500 (ish) documents in the view, just press CTRL-A to select all then go to the Edit menu and select "Copy As Table". Simply paste this into Excel and you'll have the categories etc.

Cheers,
Matt

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James M wrote
on Tuesday 23 June, 2015 at 18:01:56 UTC
Add a Calendar function is pretty awesome - I want to use this as a corporate calendar consolidating multiple Team Room schedules. So far so good. Now I want to share this consolidated calendar with other users but all the added items are not visible to anyone but the owner of the calendar. Anyone know how I could get this to display for all users?

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Mike wrote
on Tuesday 30 June, 2015 at 17:43:40 UTC
I'm not exactly sure of the situation where you're adding a calendar.

It sounds like a user received a Calendar entry for himself, and you want that entry allowed for other people to see. Depending on how the application is set up, you may be able to accomplish that. The personal calendars have roles which you can grant to other people from the calendar profile.

James M wrote
on Wednesday 08 July, 2015 at 19:57:52 UTC
I believe with version 8.5, the "overlay" or add calendar function was added.
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21328810

It works great for just the main user but granting full access to other users including full manager rights still do not allow users with a different id to be able to see the overlaid or added calendars. Hopefully this is clear.

I did open a support ticket and they basically punted and said it's possible but requires customization and to go talk to your developers. I've given up and am using "categories" instead with category colors to do a similar but less sophisticated version.

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Sandra wrote
on Friday 19 June, 2015 at 20:18:22 UTC
Hello. I use Lotus to receive lots of messages from candidates that apply for selection processes. I ususally copy all their e-mail addresses to an excel table for merging. But this takes a lot of time. Sometimes I get some 200 application for one job. Is there a way whereby selecting the messages (without opening them), the email addresses would be automatically copied to a table? Would love if someone could help and respond to: sandramaria.defaria@gmail.com

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Mike wrote
on Tuesday 30 June, 2015 at 17:48:40 UTC
Sure, yes, you can set up a new view or folder in Notes. When you set it up, try putting the "From" field in a single column.

If your emails are more complicated it may take some more checks within the column, but this is a fairly simple way to get at many users' email addresses.

There are a lot of ways to format these fields for the columns and select other field values, if your emails are more complicated.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

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Carwin Heierman wrote
on Thursday 18 June, 2015 at 09:01:03 UTC
We just released a free Whitepaper on IBM Traveler:
'Top five things that can go wrong with IBM Traveler'.

We got some amazing feedback on that, so her it is!

https://plum-island.leadpages.net/travelertopfive/

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Dick McKnight wrote
on Monday 08 June, 2015 at 21:42:52 UTC
Based in Fairfield, CT and have an old Lotus notes based search program. Looking for a domino certified tech to help me with a problem. The original company that sold the program is no longer in business. Can somebody assist.

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Matthew Scott wrote
on Friday 12 June, 2015 at 12:12:08 UTC
Hi Dick.

Sure thing! If you want to send some details over to us on sales@polymorph.co.uk we'll have a look and see what we can do to help you.

Warm Regards,
Matt

Bill Smith wrote
on Thursday 20 August, 2015 at 17:13:28 UTC
Dick,
I am a Notes/Domino consultant based in Western Massachusetts. Although I do very little programming, I've been working with Notes/Domino for nearly 20 years.
If you like, send me your contact info to: bill.smith@nesystems.com.

Bill Smith

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Sumesh wrote
on Tuesday 26 May, 2015 at 13:57:12 UTC
Problem 1: I'm trying to figure out a way to find whether lotus notes client is running using regisry entries alone.

Problem 2: Before accessing the database of the user through Java, can I know whether
"Dont prompt for a password from other Notes-based programs" option in security -> user security is enabled or not.

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 11 June, 2015 at 13:25:51 UTC
Registry entries aren't likely to tell you if Lotus Notes is running, only if it's installed. Generally you can look for a process executing "nlnotes.exe", to see if it's running.


Finding out the password prompt might be easier. I believe this is one of the bit settings in the Notes.INI's "Preferences" number. While this number is stored in decimal, it's actually a bitwise preferences integer. Load it into an integer and examine all its bits. Then turn on & off the "share password setting". That's the bit you want to check.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

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Christian Lovering wrote
on Monday 25 May, 2015 at 13:01:11 UTC
At the moment I am managing my organizations customer service account, (i.e customerservice@bank.com). Questions are sent to customerservice@bank.com and I place the questions in to different folders, stocks and money, ( in lotus notes 9) depending of the nature of the question. The thing I want to achieve is to attach my colleagues email to the folders. I.e Pete Simons email is attached to the money folder, so he gets a email to is own personal email when there is a question in the money folder. When he replies to question, I wont the reply to sent from customerservice@bank.com.

Is this possible to do? Or is there any other solutions available?



I am using IBM Lotus Notes 9 with Mail-In database



Thanks in advance!!

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Mike Woolsey wrote
on Thursday 11 June, 2015 at 13:28:49 UTC
Yes, it's largely possible, but it takes some programming to get out what you're looking for.

Just a few weeks back someone asked about one nuance of this, similar to yours. There're distinct options depending on whether you want to completely exclude the originator's name, or if you wish to respond on behalf of customerservice@bank.com.

I'm a bit rushed now, but maybe I can give you some more pointers later.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

Mike wrote
on Tuesday 30 June, 2015 at 17:54:07 UTC
The key here is setting up the PRINCIPAL field. This field allows you to set the reply as responding from "customerservice@bank.com". Meanwhile, for validation purposes, the person replying still appears in the "From" field.

If you want the document to be truly anonymous, it requires more cleanup than most people want to get involved in. It requires you send or save the email, and allow an agent running as "customerservice@bank.com" to actually send the email. That's more involved here.

Setting a PRINCIPAL is pretty easy if you're in a mail database template -- just set the "owner" in the mail profile. If you're a developer, it's also pretty easy. But I'm not sure how your mail-in DB is designed, so I'll leave it at that.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

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tom wrote
on Wednesday 20 May, 2015 at 21:36:57 UTC
what is the best crm for lotus notes

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joe singer wrote
on Monday 27 July, 2015 at 20:03:27 UTC
Hi Tom.

I am not sure if you are still looking for a great Notes based CRM but if you are....please check ot VMobile CRM. VMobile integrates with Notes email and calendar. Contact them today.

www.vigilus.net

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Shah wrote
on Saturday 16 May, 2015 at 03:37:34 UTC
I would like to find out whether I am able to get a report for Lotus Notes 8.5.1.

We have a shared mailbox and we received order emails so we will filter it to another folder called "Orders"

Once we completed or processed and order , we will moved it to another folder called "Completed".

Is there a tool that I can check for example a reporting tool that will show how many emails which is not processed and the dates the emails was received in "Orders" folder ? Even better if we can automate the report with full details at the end of each day.

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Mike wrote
on Tuesday 30 June, 2015 at 17:57:49 UTC
I don't think Notes stores the time a document is put in a folder.

That said, you can get totals in any folder by adding a column to the design of the folder. Enter a 1 in the column (that's right, the number 1), and then mark the column to display totals (and maybe hide detail -- who wants to see all those '1's?). Such a column will display subtotals for any category within the view, as well as a grand total at the bottom of the view.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

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Sheila Young wrote
on Thursday 07 May, 2015 at 19:19:25 UTC
Hello,

I have searched online and at IBM.com and have not been able to find any information specific to my question, and, a phone call to IBM support was not helpful as I do not have our customer #.

I am curious if there is a way to prevent an email from being opened by people not in the Recipient (To:) list if the recipient has given people permissions to open/view their email.
Example: If I send an email to Mr. Jones, and Mr. Jones' assistant Ms. Smith has permission (via Tools, Preferences, Access & Delegation) to open Mr. Jones' email is there a way to prevent Ms. Smith from opening the email on my end, on a case-by-case basis?

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Friedhelm wrote
on Monday 11 May, 2015 at 12:44:15 UTC
That's easy. If you do not want 3rd to read an email, send it encrypted. That is something the sender should do, to avoid 3rd party to read confidential mail.

If the sender did not encrypt the mail though it has confidential content, talk to the sender to take care in future.

But what about mails from senders who are not on Notes and therefore have no encryption available?
You can still enter the document properties, go to the security tab (with the key symbol) and restrict the document access to you and the server (NEVER forget to add the server, or better LocalDomainServers). Be careful, if you forget to select yourself.

Since you have to do this manually, the 3rd person could it the mail in the time window between receiving and locking it. You should therefore consider using dedicated mail-in databases for confidential stuff, for example HR related information.

Sheila Young wrote
on Monday 11 May, 2015 at 16:28:03 UTC
Thanks Friedhelm! I didn't realize that is what the encryption did. I'll try this in the future.

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Henry wrote
on Tuesday 05 May, 2015 at 01:06:41 UTC
Top Lotus Notes Apps

We're getting some great suggestions for other apps in the comments of this blog post. Feel free to add more!

http://www.everything-email.com/top-5-lotus-notes-software-tools/

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Rodney Davis wrote
on Tuesday 16 June, 2015 at 20:25:52 UTC
Hi Henry,

I would suggest Thru's Plugin for IBM Notes. It allows users to securely email files of any size.

http://www.thruinc.com/ibm-notes/

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Doug Hanson wrote
on Monday 20 April, 2015 at 16:35:57 UTC
I have a content management application using Lotus Notes. I am creating a site documenting a barn remodeling project that I am starting. I would like to blog about it using a Lotus Notes template. Is there a such a template? It seems like a lot of Domino bloggers are using other applications.

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Mike wrote
on Thursday 23 April, 2015 at 14:44:18 UTC
There are some blog templates out there, but obviously I stick with simple when it comes to blogs. So many offer free services, and they manage em. Domino blogging is good for intranets though. I think Steve Castledine's blog template is the one I remember. http://www.stevecastledine.com/scastledine/sc.nsf/dx/download-the-blog-template-for-ibm-lotus-notes-domino

mikeymusings.weebly.com

Doug Hanson wrote
on Thursday 07 May, 2015 at 22:55:35 UTC
I was hoping I Love Lotus Notes.net was going to offer their template. I like the way it works.

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Dave wrote
on Monday 13 April, 2015 at 15:32:35 UTC
I love the way you can write LotusScript in Notes databases to create and populate Excel spreadsheets. And conversely you can write VBA in Excel to pull data frolm Lotus Notes DBs.

I could do with hints on making the latter option work faster though !

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Mike wrote
on Thursday 23 April, 2015 at 14:34:09 UTC
Well, I got the most speed benefit by turning off updates in Excel. That let me populate the spreadsheet without recalculating as each cell was entered.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

Peter Rosenberg wrote
on Monday 11 May, 2015 at 12:46:35 UTC
Actually, I believe you are hitting the same as I did.
Often these LSS Excel Exports are making use of APIs traversing the ViewCollectionEntries as they want to mimick the same as you seen in Categories etc.

The problem is, after the call 'getFirst' is made initially, and then your code in LS is stepping through all Categories and Documents, before picking the one being selected (assume you want all Selected Exported) !
Meaning, the Code takes longer and longer the farther it traverses the DB.
Instead, once should find the current position using 'getCurrent' with LSS, BUT this API is COM-Only and not available within LSS (in Notes)

I have filed a PMR for IBM (13967 999 678 : NotesViewNavigator method GetCurrent gone) but has very little chance to get accepted, it came to Level 2 Support (though).
(Link below, to IBM Social 9 Forum as Notes Link)

Notes://Notes2/85257B35003DD001/FE7A67856D47C016C1257C3D003B9887/1899BEDF0366D41485257DCE003FA24B

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Deepak wrote
on Friday 10 April, 2015 at 13:23:53 UTC
I need SMTP and LDAP/Directory Service on Domino Server. We have around 200 users in LDAP. Can someone please help me which license will suit us. I only need SMTP and LDAP. Please reply me on deepakkumar16@gmail.com

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Mike wrote
on Thursday 23 April, 2015 at 14:39:17 UTC
I'm not sure of the question. Domino servers have LDAP service, and can talk SMTP. They also have POP services. Is tgat what you were asking? Most licensing structures allow you to run them, all email server licenses do.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

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Lotus Notes version 1? wrote
on Thursday 09 April, 2015 at 08:11:52 UTC
Anyone still has a copy of version 1 of Lotus Notes? I'd like to use use it in a demo I'm about to give to show compatibility (or not) between version 1 and version 9. Thanks for contacting me on aussiegeert(@)hotmail.com

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Mario Castro wrote
on Tuesday 31 March, 2015 at 16:40:17 UTC
It's just unfortunate that most corporate establishments are so ignorant of LotusNotes/Domino capabilities - can do just about everything you need it to do. Anyways, I just have one thing I wish they retained - opening a local host folder or using "file:\\(filepath)" in <a href or @URLCommand. Hope somebody out there has a workaround? thank you for this site!

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Mike wrote
on Thursday 09 April, 2015 at 14:25:22 UTC
Great question, I've had it myself.

If you can add a button using LotusScript/IBM BASIC, you can call a Microsoft object to open a folder. Code looks like

Dim objShell as Variant
set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
if not objShell is nothing then
objShell.Explore "c:\temp"
end if

I can only guess the limitation's security, but I don't know. Maybe there's an ECL security setting getting in its way? Or a NOTES.INI setting? A quick search didn't produce anything for me.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

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Ben MacNeil wrote
on Monday 30 March, 2015 at 20:19:06 UTC
Is there reporting in Domino that can provide database usage details? I know about Trends and Catalog, but these things arn't consolidated across all servers, so reporting can be cumbersome

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Mike wrote
on Thursday 09 April, 2015 at 14:17:01 UTC
Hm, well, I've been at sites that actually replicate these databases among their servers; I don't know if that would do the trick for ya.

Replication is really cool, and the only form that I've seen really work in the operational "wild". Selective replication is also cool, though it's worth making copies and experimenting to understand the implications, long, long before you try it operationally. Selective rep can purge documents to meet your specifications for what's in the database.

mikeymusings.weebly.com

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Kevin Pettitt wrote
on Monday 30 March, 2015 at 19:15:31 UTC
Why are you not listed on PlanetLotus.org?

www.lotusguru.com

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I Love Lotus Notes wrote
on Thursday 02 April, 2015 at 23:17:44 UTC
Possibly because we're not really a blog?...not sure tbh! :)

Mike wrote
on Thursday 09 April, 2015 at 14:30:24 UTC
I think it'd be a great idea to submit it if you can. It's a little different because it fields questions & takes sentiments, not just content, but I'd think that'd be an advantage.

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Derek Scott wrote
on Saturday 28 March, 2015 at 20:00:36 UTC
You can easily export data in the Domino Administrator client (i.e. Files tab) using the "ACL Dominator" tool. It generates DB properties reports, ACL reports and mailbox reports. Click the web site below, then click link "Screenshot 9 - Export Domino Admin client - Files tab".

http://www.notesmail.com/ACLdominator

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Matti wrote
on Wednesday 18 March, 2015 at 20:51:38 UTC
Hi,

I'm a Lotus fan, I was a developer many years ago without administration skills and now i'm facing the following problem:
a. i have multiple internet email addresses
b. in domino i have for every internet address a corresponding mail file
c. my domino server is configured with O=organization1 and i have OU for the other domains
d. in this case i use one mail per location
e. i have 5 locations and every time i must send an email i need to switch between locations and complete the email sending process
7. I need different signature for every OU that is configured(but this is how it works now)


My question is: there is any possibility to use only one notes id and send emails with different signatures and to appear to the receiver a specific address one of my multiple addresses?

Thank you.

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Mike wrote
on Thursday 02 April, 2015 at 14:31:31 UTC
ok, there're a few things.

Completely impersonating an ID, no, & it's a security issue. However, if you own the IDs, you can create a forwarding mail-in DB, which'll re-create emails under another ID.

That's the perfect solution. But there're easier ways depending on what you're really looking for.

You can specify a PRINCIPAL field (it's also profiled in the standard email as "who owns this email db"). This'll make the email appear to be from another user. Under many circumstances though, you'll open the email and it'll show the PRINCIPAL, but then the email will show " according to " your ID.

Finally, there's the lowest form which is the "replyto" field. This'll just swap-in a different reply-to email address.

Depending on your needs, one will work. But some take work!

mikeymusings.weebly.com

SjefB wrote
on Tuesday 28 April, 2015 at 12:41:00 UTC
You can go even lower than that, when mail is to be sent to an Internet address:
3) you can put a complete mail, i.e. with the return address that you want, directly in the mail.box database
4) you can write a server AddOn in C, using the Extension Manager; the AddOn can intercept mails, look for a specific field e.g. ToBeSentFrom, and alter From accordingly

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Sarah wrote
on Tuesday 17 March, 2015 at 15:00:09 UTC
Hi, I am getting near the 64GB threshold and keep hearing about taking the view indexes and creating a new database just for them. I've googled and googled and cannot find a link about it anywhre. Does anyone know anything about this?

I Love Notes

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Dave wrote
on Monday 13 April, 2015 at 15:26:21 UTC
We used DAOS to resolve the 64GB problem - or have you already tried that? AIUI you can set view indexes to auto-delete if unused for x days, but not sure how to put them in a separate db... btw if you do go over the 64GB limit on a mix of DAOS'd and non-DAOS'd replicas, the non-DAOS'd version just stops being updating but it WILL replicate future deletions back into the DAOS'd versions - beware !

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Robert wrote
on Tuesday 17 March, 2015 at 15:00:03 UTC
Hi. I am at an office where we have Lotus notes. I sit in a customer servce, where we have a shared inbox. Is there anyway we can mark the emils in the inbox with flag/colours etc. that could show that this email is being processed by someone?

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raureif wrote
on Monday 16 March, 2015 at 18:15:19 UTC
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

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Dave wrote
on Monday 13 April, 2015 at 16:00:33 UTC
If you use the clients internal web browser, then yes - navigate to the page you want to make sure its OK, then drag the tab to the LH icons area - job done !

If you use an external browser, what do you want to happen?

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She wrote
on Thursday 12 March, 2015 at 12:50:37 UTC
I write documents in Lotus Notes and then they are edited by someone else. Is there any way I can compare the edited version with the unedited version to see what changed the editor made?

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Ilya Vasyashin wrote
on Tuesday 10 March, 2015 at 10:01:43 UTC
I work this Notes from 3 release (more than 20 years). Now when it is built on Eclipse, it became more powerful. See how you can work with attachments in xpages and web forms http://dot4d.com/download

http://dot4d.com

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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!

http://www.everything-email.com/top-5-lotus-notes-software-tools/

http://www.everything-email.com/top-5-lotus-notes-software-tools/

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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 "http://www-12.lotus.com/" site I can see "read only" actions are the only actions I could do. Is it really supporting IMAP protocol?

http://www-12.lotus.com/ldd/doc/domino_notes/Rnext/help6_admin.nsf/f4b82fbb75e942a6852566ac0037f284/3a89e0cc5329e70485256c1d003963b4?OpenDocument

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

Many thanks,
Marek

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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

http://www.openntf.org

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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.

ideajam.net

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)

http://www.notesmail.com/help-ads/help85_designer.nsf/855dc7fcfd5fec9a85256b870069c0ab/ec2df8d7ebe52f6285257607005f65f3?OpenDocument

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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 TheManx@Rogers.com
Thanks,
Former Lotus Canada Product area Expert in LotusScript

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

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

Drop me a line under niko.laus@wir-sind-cool.org

Cheers
Backo

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!

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

http://sdemy.com/course/lotus-domino-administration-853/

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

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

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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.

http://mikeymusings.weebly.com

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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.

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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.

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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
Hi,
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).

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Log

NotesExperts.com 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.

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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.

http://mikeymusings.weebly.com/

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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.

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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!

http://www.onestopbetshop.co.uk

http://www.onestopbetshop.co.uk

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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.

https://www.odesk.com/o/profiles/users/_~01775e7dda9bcc845d/

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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

http://veraswelt.coni.de

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David Clover wrote
on Sunday 03 August, 2014 at 10:48:54 UTC
Steve's blog is still at http://www.stevecastledine.com/scastledine/sc.nsf though.

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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.

http://www.NotesExperts.com

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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

http://www.practiceplan.co.uk

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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 openntf.org 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. http://www.openntf.org/main.nsf/project.xsp?r=project/Customer MailMerge from within Notes/defects

http://www.openntf.org/internal/home.nsf/project.xsp?action=openDocument&name=MailMerge%20Excel%20to%20Notes

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

http://www.notesmail.com/home.nsf/mailer20140311

http://www.notesmail.com/PrintMergeReporter

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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 help...www.polymorph.co.uk
or email us at info@polymorph.co.uk
thanks :)

http://www.polymorph.co.uk

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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!

http://www.crossware.co.nz/

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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 vb.net?

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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?

Curt

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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.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/domhelp/v8r0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.help.domino.admin.doc%2FDOC%2FH_UPGRADING_FROM_A_SINGLE_USER_TO_A_MULTI_USER_NOTES_INSTALLATION_OVER.html

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

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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
Nige

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JP Liggett wrote
on Friday 11 April, 2014 at 18:58:41 UTC
have a look around OpenNTF.org
http://www.openntf.org/main.nsf

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.

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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

http://www.inexika.com

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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.

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Loopjazz wrote
on Tuesday 04 March, 2014 at 17:33:35 UTC
HI,
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:

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/ddwiki.nsf/dx/tutorial-intro-to-xpages.htm

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

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

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/ddwiki.nsf/dx/tutorial-intro-to-xpages.htm

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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

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21472991

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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....

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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.

http://www.ionetsoftware.com/search

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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.

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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: http://www.awesync.com/awesync.mail.release-candidate

http://www.awesync.com

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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.

http://www.idscandinavia.com

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 gmail.com

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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.

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21472991

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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

http://www.alanlepofsky.net
http://www.edbrill.com
http://blog.lotisverige.com

Good luck!

http://blog.lotisverige.com

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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.

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Derek Scott wrote
on Monday 28 October, 2013 at 18:16:10 UTC
NOTESMAIL HAS FOCUSED ON IBM NOTES AND DOMINO CONSULTING FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS

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

http://www.notesmail.com/home.nsf/mailer20131025

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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 - notesmail.com

NOTESMAIL OFFERS MAILBOX/APP REPORTING INCLUDING ACL MANAGEMENT TO DOMINO ADMINISTRATORS

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

http://www.notesmail.com/home.nsf/mailer20131015

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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?

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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.
Regards,

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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.

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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.

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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.

http://www.notesonproductivity.com/ICA/NOP.nsf/dx/how-i-track-and-manage-my-projects--actions-in-ibm-notes

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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
Hi,

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 megs.mclean87@gmail.com

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

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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.

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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.

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Kevin wrote
on Friday 16 August, 2013 at 11:42:07 UTC
Hi All,
I am writing a vb.net 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 vb.net?
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.
http://www.wissel.net/blog/d6plinks/SHWL-8KXAJJ

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

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)

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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)

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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
Hi

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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Dice1976 wrote
on Wednesday 03 July, 2013 at 15:06:51 UTC
Does anyone know if it is possible to create a rule or an 'agent' that would execute a specific sound or popup based on a subject line, to or cc field? I am looking for an important message alert that can be different from "new mail "message alerts.

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ps wrote
on Friday 12 July, 2013 at 23:43:29 UTC
You would run an agent on new documents in the mail file, pick the inbox as the selection criteria, run the agent on a schedule like every 5 minutes and use @prompt to give an OK to the end user.

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Paul Ryan wrote
on Wednesday 26 June, 2013 at 13:43:46 UTC
Our company has developed a Domino Environmental Health Inspection system that uses DOLS to allow the Inspector to complete Inspections while disconnected from the Internet and then sync with the Server when they have web access. It is extremely efficient and has been adopted by City, Regional and State governments across the US.

We have been disappointed that IBM have not yet made XPages available to DOLS applications. If anyone else has the same issue, plse contact me at pryan@paragoncda.com to discuss how we can wake IBM up to the best kept secret of Domino.

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Bart Brinkman wrote
on Thursday 20 June, 2013 at 22:14:58 UTC
Does anyone know a way to warn a user if an email they are sending contains an external email address? Maybe a script in the Lotus Notes client?

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ps wrote
on Monday 01 July, 2013 at 23:48:04 UTC
Yes,

You would need to modify the mail file template, and in one of the events before the email gets sent put some code that prompts the user to hit OK or cancel if the to, cc, or bcc fields contains an @ symbol.

If you want more details please let me know.

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Santhosh Kumar K wrote
on Tuesday 18 June, 2013 at 12:36:36 UTC
Hi
We are developing a solution for one of our customers where this solution will build a PDF file and open a new mail message window and attach the PDF file to it. User needs to add the TO address if this is not picked from the third source and send it to the addressee. Could anyone help me here ?

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mikeWoolsey wrote
on Wednesday 31 July, 2013 at 14:02:47 UTC
I'm not entirely sure what you're looking for, but -- Java has an "iText" package which you can integrate & custom build a PDF. PDFs are much like "PostScript" language, they're just ZIPped. It's not an easy language to learn, but someone who knows it can create it with a text editor.

Your "third source" is something of a question, it depends how the third source is ... picked. But if it's not there, you can put stuff in the "Validation" event of the "TO" field, so the user can't save the document without addressing it.

'Hope it helps.

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Briana Connor wrote
on Friday 14 June, 2013 at 15:03:20 UTC
I have a list of names that I need to create a Shared Mail Distribution List. Is it possible to take a list of names from Excel and import into Lotus Notes? I work for a large company, and it seems Lotus Notes is quite robust. I've only worked with Lotus notes for 2 months, and I am not all that familiar with the capabilities yet. Thank You

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Atul Kumar wrote
on Monday 24 June, 2013 at 13:37:12 UTC
Hi Briana,

We have application which allow you to send mass mails to your employees, please let me know your email address will send the document of app, if it according to your requirement then will discuss the quote also.

Pat Sawyer wrote
on Monday 01 July, 2013 at 23:35:09 UTC
Yes, this is quite easy.
1. Create a public address book (template that comes with notes) on the server
2. Open the address book and go to File>Import
3. Choose a CSV file and follow the prompts to match fields.
4. Optional, create a local replica and specify the database name in your address book to do name lookup on keywords.

I do this all the time. Please let me know if this helps.

David Clover wrote
on Wednesday 03 July, 2013 at 14:09:36 UTC
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CairoT wrote
on Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 19:49:44 UTC
In my current environment there are several users with massive email archives, I would like to find an external file storage for my users, any suggestions?

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P V Nagarajan wrote
on Friday 07 June, 2013 at 10:28:02 UTC
You can think of migrating in to Cloud Storage Space as an EML File (Global Format of Email) so that they will be able to download and open them any point in time.

http://www.xencia.com

ps wrote
on Monday 01 July, 2013 at 23:36:52 UTC
Use Notes built in archiving to automatically archive the NSF to cheaper storage.

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Tarang V wrote
on Tuesday 14 May, 2013 at 12:10:43 UTC
Hello,

My firm uses Lotus Notes. We are looking to start a forum for Carpooling(very similar to this one) based on Lotus Notes.
Can anyone help me out??

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visu wrote
on Tuesday 04 June, 2013 at 14:30:17 UTC
I can help you on this..

please provide me the details..

Currenlty iam working as notes devolper.

you can contact me at vissu28@gmail.com

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Karthik wrote
on Monday 13 May, 2013 at 17:06:44 UTC
We are looking for Independent contractors to upgrade our Lotus Notes R6 environment to Lotus Notes R8. This will be a weekend project. We have about 40 databases. Lotus notes is not used for mail so straight forward. Interested professionals pls. email me. Karthiks@sigmanet.com. Must be in Los Angeles or vicinity. Upgrade will be done onsite (not remote)

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Francisco wrote
on Saturday 11 May, 2013 at 17:40:24 UTC
Lotus Notes is Great Software!!!

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alex wrote
on Wednesday 24 April, 2013 at 08:17:25 UTC
I love IBM lotus notes.

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Mary wrote
on Tuesday 23 April, 2013 at 17:49:54 UTC
Email coming from Outlook server to Lotus notes - the company logo is saved as an attachment in the Lotus notes reply. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

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Christine wrote
on Tuesday 10 September, 2013 at 03:59:10 UTC
I too would like to know why this happens and what to do about it. Mary, have you figured out a solution yet? I have been asked today to work out the same thing but in our case, we use Outlook and our client uses Lotus Notes and all replies from them come back with our logo as an attachment. We wondered if we should change the way it is embedded in our signature line. But it would be easier if we could suggest some sort of solution from their end when they open our emails as no-one else has this problem. Any ideas?

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Gerry wrote
on Tuesday 23 April, 2013 at 04:05:42 UTC
Hi people, my job requires me to export my composed emails from Lotus Notes into xxxxx_accepted email.doc before sending out, where xxxxx refers to a string of numbers found in the email title. Is it possible to configure Lotus Notes so that it can detect the xxxxx from the title when I click on export? Or better still, automatically export into .doc for me? This could be far-fetched, but thought I can try asking..

Thanks alot.
Thanks!

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AD wrote
on Tuesday 23 April, 2013 at 14:40:25 UTC
Rich wrote
on Thursday 09 May, 2013 at 06:00:19 UTC
In Lotus Notes mail, there's a "More" drop down menu. Click that and at the bottom, click "Mail Rules". A screen pops up that lets you create rules for the Mail. I don't know if it will work with mail servers outside of Notes. Have you tried that yet?

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Nick wrote
on Sunday 14 April, 2013 at 20:23:33 UTC
Hi guys,

I have created a message with two buttons via the hotspot option. The buttons work but if used in the reading pane does not remove the email. I need some code where the email is moved to the trash upon clicking the button.

Thanks

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mikeWoolsey wrote
on Wednesday 31 July, 2013 at 14:08:53 UTC
I'm not sure what language the button's in.

If LotusScript, you can delete the current document by getting it (NotesUIWorkspace.CurrentDocument.Document) and removing it (NotesDocument.Remove).

If Formula, there's @DeleteDocument. Be *really* careful with this operation, as it's context sensitive. You may end up deleting something you didn't want to delete. Fortunately there's "restore" from trach in the Trash view

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AD wrote
on Thursday 11 April, 2013 at 18:15:55 UTC
Anyone know of a plugin or code in order to search both current mail and things moved to Archive? That would help a lot.

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Ingo wrote
on Monday 15 April, 2013 at 13:48:22 UTC
There was a tool you can buy. It is Domino 9.0 ready and works for active and archive mailfiles at the same search request

http://www.ionetsoftware.com/search

Alex wrote
on Friday 19 April, 2013 at 13:05:48 UTC
Hi Ad,

my tool under www.akogan.de/profiles4.zip anables you to inspect any document in your mail - getting the content of any Mail/Profiles etc.

http://www.akogan.de/profiles4.zip

Rob Butterworth wrote
on Friday 10 May, 2013 at 09:49:08 UTC
Notes 9 has this build in - the search box has an 'All mail and archives' option as the search target.

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Sara wrote
on Wednesday 10 April, 2013 at 23:03:36 UTC
Thanks Matt, your instructions worked perfectly!

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Jake Lee wrote
on Sunday 07 April, 2013 at 02:50:15 UTC
The option ("Add the following names") actually is greyed out, and the default is "Do not add any names". Any idea to enable this option? Thanks...

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Ron wrote
on Friday 05 April, 2013 at 21:26:00 UTC
Hi,

I need to create a distribution list, add people to it and assign an email address to this distribution list so that people outside the organization can send email to the group. The list needs to be in the GAL and visible by everyone.

I guess this probably has to be done on the Domino server? Is this correct? If so could you give me instructions/link to instructions to do this? Thanks a lot!

Ron

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Create the group as normal in the NAB wrote
on Tuesday 16 April, 2013 at 13:41:54 UTC
And fill in the Internet Address field

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Long time weary Notes developer wrote
on Friday 05 April, 2013 at 12:13:29 UTC
Hi, I have a client that HAS to have a custom icon (based on a condition) on user created folders in the mail file based on the 8.5.2 mail template. I've tried (unsuccessfully) to get a handle on the folders in the Notesoutline to do this. The only success I've had is to create a brand new outline entry and assign to the user folder - however, if the folder is nested, the folder entry is moved out of the nested hierarchy and slashes are placed in the folder name as specified in this tech note: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21220089 I don't think I can do anything about this. If I could get a handle on the dynamic outline entries in the folder structure then all would be good. If I walk through the outline using the outline and outline entry class, the user folders aren't there. It seems that the outline and outline entry class can only navigate the outline visible in designer and not what's displayed in the mail file......

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Deirdre wrote
on Wednesday 03 April, 2013 at 11:51:43 UTC
Hi, I am trying to share specific emails with a colleague aprox 5000 mails. Is there an easy way to share them without allowing her access to all my emails?

Apologies if you have covered this somewhere else in your blog.

Deirdre

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Ron wrote
on Friday 05 April, 2013 at 21:45:07 UTC
I am not an expert. But I think the best way would be to put the email that you want to share into a NSF file and share the NSF file with your colleague.

Chrisboote wrote
on Friday 12 April, 2013 at 10:55:18 UTC
Hi Deidre
The easiest way would be to create a temporary mail database, copy the docs across into that, and give them access to that database

If you don't have authority to create a database on the server, create one locally by use File-Application-New Copy, then go into it, delete the mails that they SHOULDN'T see, and email that file to them

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Rob Smith wrote
on Thursday 21 March, 2013 at 16:14:13 UTC
Hi

I have created a macro in excel to create a document to PDF i now need Lotus notes to send it out for me automatically.. Can this be done ???

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steve wrote
on Thursday 21 March, 2013 at 18:16:48 UTC
I love detailed specs like this!....er, yes....launch Lotus Notes and create a new mail and attach the PDF...voila!.....but I think you mean can you do en masse? The answer is still yes - a simple piece of code can look to a folder, pick up a PDF and email it out. So all you need to do is get the excel macro to save the PDF in a place where Lotus Notes an fetch it. There must be loads of examples out there...anyone?

Rob smith wrote
on Friday 22 March, 2013 at 09:25:30 UTC
Great thanks for that.

Although this is my first week using lotus notes and most of that went straight over my head could you possibly say it again for a dummy haha

JP Liggett wrote
on Saturday 23 March, 2013 at 17:52:33 UTC
I suggest creating a mail-send macro in Excel, then adding it to a button for your XL toolbar. I highly recommend John Head's work in integration with MS-Office, and openntf.org has some examples. John Head's Integra app is free for personal use.

http://www.johndavidhead.com/jhead/johnhead.nsf/dx/search.htm?opendocument&q=excel

JP Liggett wrote
on Saturday 23 March, 2013 at 17:54:28 UTC
I suggest reviewing John Head's excellent integration work with MS-Office. His intregra app is free for personal use.

http://www.johndavidhead.com/jhead/johnhead.nsf/dx/search.htm?opendocument&q=excel

JP wrote
on Sunday 24 March, 2013 at 07:00:43 UTC
Try John Head for excel integration tips and a integra, free for personal use.

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Laurent PRAT wrote
on Friday 15 March, 2013 at 14:05:40 UTC
Not really common to get free product for Domino servers - from 6.5

here is a complete set of Email Statistics with reports and Dashbord for Domino win32, win64.

User documentation, Installation doc, Auto-Install packages

http://www.mailwatcher.net/en/products/email-statistics.html

http://www.mailwatcher.net/en/products/email-statistics.html

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Robert Plomp wrote
on Wednesday 13 March, 2013 at 10:16:25 UTC
Thanks to this new xpage technology in Lotus Notes R8.5 I was able to create a full dynamic application where the client can create his own forms in the web browser, using dragging and dropping. Set dynamic workflows, dynamic rights, all in a simple user friendly environment.

The client doesn't need tech support everytime he needs a new form, or when he needs to change a small detail in one of the forms.

While all documents created by these forms are still stored in a reliable database, with reliable access possibilities, e-mail possibilities, etc.

Thanks to xpage, where java and javascript merge with old notes languages, this was quite easily possible to make.

R8.5 is the most innovative release since R4.6 and finally a real step ahead by Lotus.

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JP Liggett wrote
on Saturday 23 March, 2013 at 17:56:18 UTC
Sounds like a job well done.... it'd be interesting to see screenshots or a demo, or better yet, consider sharing on openntf.org

openntf.org

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Kaushiki Sen wrote
on Friday 08 March, 2013 at 13:02:50 UTC
My Lotus Notes Application is sending email via Microsoft Exchange server. There the link created is getting dropped. How can I maintain that

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Polymorph wrote
on Friday 08 March, 2013 at 16:37:59 UTC
Try changing your MIME settings in the configuration document in the Domino Directory: MIME tab > Conversion options > Outbound > Message content > "From Notes to HTML".

You will need to change this on all Domino servers through which the message passes and restart the router.

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Pascal wrote
on Tuesday 05 March, 2013 at 13:06:40 UTC
I'm looking for the old tool "DetachRemoveAndLink" but for OS X.

anyone know of it

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Nick wrote
on Monday 25 February, 2013 at 13:54:33 UTC
I'm trying to perform a mail merge that includes a unique image for each one of the recipients (their personal head shot). I've been able to find the script for an agent to perform a regular mail merge but have been wildly unsuccessful in getting it to include an image.

Can anyone give me some guidance on how to do this? (if it's even possible)

Many thanks!

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Chrisboote wrote
on Friday 12 April, 2013 at 10:58:52 UTC
Hi Nick
First you'll need tio have some one-one relationship with the user you're sending the mail to and the file name

Find the bit in your code where the Body field is created

Add a line in there to use the EmbedObject methiod to import the specific image for that recipient
(You may need to use a lookup here to a view to find the image name)

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Fatla wrote
on Sunday 24 February, 2013 at 23:17:23 UTC
@Lotus Notes Client 8.5:is there any way to show the "outbox"emails;the emails that haven't been sent yet for any kind of reason such as internet connections ,...etc.

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del_messaging wrote
on Tuesday 26 February, 2013 at 18:41:33 UTC
select file..open..notes application and type mail.box in the file name field

brett wrote
on Tuesday 26 February, 2013 at 23:30:35 UTC
Yes indeed, open your mail.box on your local machine in your data folder.

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Eric, ready to love it if... wrote
on Friday 22 February, 2013 at 15:58:16 UTC
i'm a Notes user since V4.
I find very funny your website. I will be ready to shout that I love Lotus Notes if someone is able to solve my problem.
- I need to split an Archive in several ones. In this archives, I have plenty of folders, a tree of 7 levels, with about 50 folders per level. How do I delete a complete branch of the tree?
Removing a mother folder doesn't delete all the messages in the numerous subfolders from the data base... the only way I see to do it is to copy the whole archive, and select a folder, select all messages, delete, remove the folder, and do the same for the next one. And I have 7x50 times to do it. Tell me there is another way... and I will love Notes ::::;-) !!!

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Dennis Gardin wrote
on Monday 25 February, 2013 at 21:20:16 UTC
Eric wrote
on Tuesday 05 March, 2013 at 11:55:07 UTC
Hi Dennis,
Thanks for the link! But it explains the other way around (merging) than what I need (spliting).
Good tip to know anyway !

Robert Plomp wrote
on Wednesday 13 March, 2013 at 10:12:50 UTC
1. Go to the database properties
2. On the first tab click 'archive settings'
3. on the 'criteria' tab click the 'create' button
4. go to the 'Selection criteria'
5. select 'only in these views or folders' and the # of days you want (ie. 0 days for everything)
6. select your folders
7. finish all other settings, like where you want the archive to be created.

repeat it for every split/archive you want to create.

I can't give you a full detailed explanation, but I'm sure you'll get there yourself as soon as you start to play around with it.

Good luck!

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Dave Sunter wrote
on Wednesday 20 February, 2013 at 18:47:08 UTC
Wow, Lotus Notes 9.0 Beta on the MacBook Retina 15" looks awesome!! I'm so glad I checked for the Beta, 8.5.3 looked ugly on the Hi Res Screen.

Well done IBM :)

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HF wrote
on Tuesday 26 February, 2013 at 18:59:14 UTC
Same here it looks awesome!!!

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Dave wrote
on Monday 18 February, 2013 at 11:35:30 UTC
Good research on this Android Lotus Domino & Traveler Server Sizing tool

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lignitech.sizertraveler.mobile&hl=en

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Eric wrote
on Tuesday 12 February, 2013 at 09:54:48 UTC
We use Lotus Notes 8.5. Our manager asked us to create a signature to place under our mails with the logo's of Twitter and Facebook. When I sent this signature to my collegues some of them have a blue border around the logo's and other don't have the blue borders. How is this possible ?

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Daryl McMurray wrote
on Saturday 23 February, 2013 at 15:22:29 UTC
Internet Explorer will put a blue border around any img tag element that is inside a link (<a> )element unless you specifically set the border attribute on the img element to be 0. so... this is likely happening on your logo's that are links when being viewed inside embedded IE. Hope that helps.

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Notes Boy wrote
on Tuesday 12 February, 2013 at 08:39:55 UTC
Excellent software for Lotus Notes mail. Fast and Efficient Access to Your Lotus Notes Emails.

Try this you will definitely love it.

http://www.fewclix.com/

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Chris Boote wrote
on Thursday 07 February, 2013 at 11:33:09 UTC
The single thing to counter all those idiots who scrap their Notes systems to replace them with outlook... (all together now) "Lotus Notes Is Not Just Email!"

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Zoltan the Yellow Warrior wrote
on Wednesday 09 January, 2013 at 15:10:32 UTC
Hi All,

Let me share a story of a short xPages engagement. One of our customer decided to change their intranet portal, they developed a new portal based on Tomcat. the old portal contained a Notes application also. this was developed by using the classical HTML + Notes method. The application wasn't applied the corporate portal look and feel, and it was shortcomings in functionalities. The management was thinking about to migrate the database to another platform. The IT Operations Manager was asked my help to show this application can be facelifted and integrated into the new portal by using Lotus technologies, so they can keep this app on Lotus Domino platform.
The customer request were
- cover all functions of the old application
- presenting views and document
- represent document relations (doclinks)
- quick search and full-text search
- intagration into the new intranet portal
- look and feel
- portlet compatibility
- don't touch the old database
Plus fix these issues:
- Views should keep position and search results after opening documents
- attachment download from views

I started the development with xPages of course. Created two pages, one for the Views and another for the document. On the View page I developed Quick Search, Full-text search, added some code to keep search results and view positions. Then I created a new column in the View Controls (not in the original view) which presented links to attachments in the documents. ( Attachment links were calculated by using the row variable - richtext item - embedded objects ). At the first test I saw a problem. If there were multiple attachments, view rows were getting higher. So, I changed the links to one icon which presented a dojo TooltipDialog with the list off attachments. This works better and looks great!
On the documents there were doclinks, which needed to be changed. As i was developed the UI in a different database I wasn't able to connect the document to it's xPages. Doclink are converted to URL links and they are pointing directly to the document in the other database. So, I created a workaround. I extracted the document uniqueID from the doclink object with JavaScript (NotesDoc -> RichText -> DocLink -> UniqueID) and created a button with an onClick event to open the specified document with the xPage. As there were multiple doclink, I used a repeat control.
So, this was only 3 days all together with development, testing, applying the corporate css and portlet integration.
The customer's management is now happy, the see the new design, and the application is still on Domino!

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david gellert wrote
on Friday 04 January, 2013 at 06:17:41 UTC
need assistance please. all i want to do is a 'webrequest' post operation to get some web data. I know in VB.net you can call a WebRequest object (which is part of System.Net). If i use in lotusscript:
Set objHTTP = CreateObject("System.Net.WebRequest"),
all i get is automation object error, any ideas please?

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Saeed wrote
on Wednesday 19 December, 2012 at 11:14:51 UTC
Hi guys, i am a novice when it comes to functionality around Lotus Notes Databases. I am currently doing a final year project around Lotus Notes Database, possible things i will be looking at is how to make the database more dynamic, i.e. integrating it with Oracle HRMS or creating some sort of link to Oracle HRMS so the two databases can collaborate information with one another, other things i may possibly look at is if its possible to produce reports from the database, these reports could show user log on etc. Is it possible if experts of Lotus Notes Database can provide me with some useful information as well as tell me where i can find some darn good articles published about Lotus Notes Database i.e. security, integration, web front ends etc etc so that i can include stuff in my literature review!

I would be very grateful.

If anyone wishes to reply to my inbox with loads of information then i would be even more so greateful.

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Saeed wrote
on Wednesday 19 December, 2012 at 13:08:14 UTC
My email add - saeedirshad_316@hotmail.com

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Rob wrote
on Friday 14 December, 2012 at 14:35:40 UTC
lloveLotusNotes!
We are a small company. We don't use Lotus Notes as mail program. Instead, it it used as the main company management system (Word/pdf documents, calendar, toDo, workflow, realtime stats,billing, ...).
In 10 years we put 180.000 documents in the now 55Gb database. Never experienced a problem.
lloveLotusNotes!

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ilovelotusnotes wrote
on Monday 12 November, 2012 at 12:00:02 UTC
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Frederic G Sol? wrote
on Sunday 28 October, 2012 at 07:38:48 UTC
I'd like to import twitter feed to a lotus database and use them as lotus notes documents in a form. Is there any way to do it?

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Erwin van den Berg wrote
on Sunday 11 November, 2012 at 15:17:58 UTC
The easiest way is to user the serverxmlhttp object to retrieve an xml stream from a url. You can then itterate through all items in this xm feed and create notes documents from them.

If you require an example please send me an email on erwin@shazzoo.com

Honza wrote
on Monday 28 January, 2013 at 22:14:24 UTC
Hi, did you solve this? I discovered Twitter 2 lotus notes application but it doesn't work at this time (I think there is OAuth problem - not implemented).

I would really appreciate if you know a solution :)

blackbone99@gmail.com

thanks

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Frederic G Sole wrote
on Saturday 27 October, 2012 at 21:26:08 UTC
I would like to know if there is any way to create a database with documents from RSS

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PS wrote
on Wednesday 31 October, 2012 at 17:50:54 UTC
Yes. There are a number of ways to accomplish it. There is a feed generator, which I have never really gotten working, there is a dominoRSS project on OPENNTF http://www.openntf.org/internal/home.nsf/project.xsp?action=openDocument&name=DominoRSS but my favorite option is here http://blog.lotusnotes.be/domino/archive/2006-10-03-how-to-make-an-rss-feed-in-domino.html which keeps the RSS feed in the same database all nice and self contained.

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tallman62 wrote
on Tuesday 25 September, 2012 at 00:46:04 UTC
I have Lotus iNotes and I am looking for an instructional video(s) to help me maximize using the features of my new email suite. As best I can tell this version doesn't have a version number after it. Can anyone suggest a website(s)?

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Karl Dettner wrote
on Tuesday 25 September, 2012 at 22:17:05 UTC
Check out the Notes Domino Wiki --> http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/xpViewCategories.xsp?lookupName=Video%20Gallery

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/xpViewCategories.xsp?lookupName=Video%20Gallery

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Anthony Crasto wrote
on Wednesday 12 September, 2012 at 12:06:58 UTC
Does this work with Lotus Notes installed on OSX Mountain Lion?

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Luis wrote
on Thursday 06 September, 2012 at 16:13:09 UTC
New to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.2fp2 standard config. What's your preference of choice of step by step guides for beginners?

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Nick Halliwell wrote
on Friday 07 September, 2012 at 05:11:07 UTC
Its easy.
1) shutdown Domino
2) double click on the fp2 application and run
3) Restart Server
4) Finished

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Adam wrote
on Tuesday 04 September, 2012 at 14:07:15 UTC
Hello from UKLUG 2012 in Cardiff.

IBM Notes 8.5.4/Vulcan looks very cool. New UI and very sleek.

uklug.info

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Mike wrote
on Friday 07 September, 2012 at 15:16:36 UTC
It's looks nice for sure, but can you tell me when will be the release? :)

Anand wrote
on Friday 26 October, 2012 at 06:10:09 UTC
Expected to arrive in Q1 2013

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Nilesh Nelson wrote
on Saturday 25 August, 2012 at 10:28:08 UTC
We have upgraded Lotus Notes applications and server from R6/7 to R8.5.2 environment. However, we are facing a very strange problem with Mailin database.Below is the scenario for the issue:

1. R6/R7:- a. If a new mail is sent from outlook to Lotus notes 8.5.2 server then mail is getting successfully created in mailin database with out any issue.
b. If a forwarded mail is sent from outlook to Lotus notes 8.5.2 server then mail is getting successfully created in mailin database with out any issue.


2. R8:- a. If a new mail is sent from outlook to application mailin database, its getting created in Mailin database with out any issue.
b. If a mail is forwarded from out look to application mailin database, its getting created as response document with out parent document in Mailin database i.e. the document is having "$REF" field.

I am unable to find why document is creating in the Mailin database as response. I would appreciate any suggestion to overcome this issue.

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Friedhelm wrote
on Wednesday 05 September, 2012 at 08:52:12 UTC
Hi Nilesh,
Is the Mail-In database using an R85 template?
Is in the advanced Properties the "Support Special Response Hierarchy" option set?

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Michael wrote
on Tuesday 21 August, 2012 at 18:11:13 UTC
I have an agent using Send Newletter Summary action. The agent appears to only show updated or new documents after it has been run once. Is there a way to get the agent to send all documents that match selection criteria regardless of whether they were updated since the agent was last run?

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Michele wrote
on Tuesday 21 August, 2012 at 14:38:17 UTC
Do you know if there are any new themes available for lotus notes 8.5?

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Nick Halliwell wrote
on Wednesday 29 August, 2012 at 09:53:45 UTC
Michael, in Lotus Notes 8.5.4 yet to be released there is a new theme this is the IBM One UI theme. I am not aware of any new themes in Lotus Notes 8.5.3 or lower

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Marlo wrote
on Thursday 09 August, 2012 at 10:46:30 UTC
This is a great site!

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ilovelotusnotes wrote
on Tuesday 28 August, 2012 at 09:35:35 UTC
thank you!

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Newsletter ? wrote
on Monday 06 August, 2012 at 15:39:30 UTC
We have an agent that is sending a newletter based on a view. The view concatenates two fields with a linefeed shows up as two lines when viewing in client, but only a single line in the newsletter. Any way to get the column showing as two lines in the newsletter?

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ACL Magic wrote
on Monday 09 July, 2012 at 10:40:34 UTC
I am currently writing a series of articles about the Lotus Notes/Domino Access Control Lists (ACL).

They are designed for the inexperienced Administrator or someone who is not a professional administrator and need to understand how the ACL system works.

Feel free to have a look and post any comments if you wish.

http://nickhalliwells31.blogspot.com/

http://nickhalliwells31.blogspot.com/

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Jyotiprakash wrote
on Friday 06 July, 2012 at 15:36:44 UTC
On 18th July at At 6pm (BST) The IBM Collab Services Technical Tweetup team will be on twitter to answer your questions related to Lotus Notes, Lotus Domno, Domino Application Development, Xpages, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, Lotus Traveler. Check link for more information.

http://www.pmooney.net/2012/07/the-ibm-collab-services-technical-tweetup/

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Murray Sinclair wrote
on Monday 25 June, 2012 at 22:37:47 UTC
"Experience Lotus Notes"
This single-page, external site is intended to drive user adoption of Lotus Notes and enhance the total client experience. This effort was inspired by feedback from customers requesting materials to help promote Notes to end users.

http://infolib.lotus.com/resources/experience/notes/

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Jacek wrote
on Thursday 21 June, 2012 at 17:40:38 UTC
I'm using LN 8.5.3 on Mac (10.7.3) and have a problem with getting RSS massages in it. When adding new site everything look fine, data are processing but RSS reader cannot get any massages. List of msg is empty

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Ivan wrote
on Sunday 08 July, 2012 at 08:12:29 UTC
I have same configuration, no problems... did you try to put into the url

instead of copy pasted feed://www.ilovelotusnotes.net/websites/lovenotes.nsf/love.rss

the http://www....

seems the plugin is not programmed to swallow the feed:// syntax..

Ivan wrote
on Sunday 08 July, 2012 at 08:14:27 UTC
try instead of

feed://www.ilovelotusnotes.net/websites/lovenotes.nsf/love.rss

http://www.ilove...

the feed reader does not read the *feed://* syntax

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Michael wrote
on Thursday 21 June, 2012 at 16:48:44 UTC
Looking for some guidance on setting up a discussion type database that is tied to an email address. All emails sent to the address are added as topics in the dicussion database automatically (similar to a bulleting board). Can't seem to find any info about this on web.

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Murray Sinclair wrote
on Monday 25 June, 2012 at 22:44:17 UTC
Hi Michael,
You could use the standard Discussion database template that comes with Lotus Notes. Create a database from this template on the server and then create a mail-in database record in the Domino Directory to direct emails to this database. You would then create a mail-in agent to the database that creates a topic record in the database based on incoming emails.

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Aaron wrote
on Friday 15 June, 2012 at 19:06:21 UTC
Hello, I work in a shared mailbox on Lotus Notes Release 8.5.2FP1. Is there a way to disable or remove the reply to all function for a shared mailbox for all users.

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Jeff L. wrote
on Wednesday 27 March, 2013 at 13:42:47 UTC
Although this answer may not be what you're looking for, I thought I'd share this with you just in case...

Here's one way of preventing Reply-to-all issues. I believe that it requires Lotus Notes 8 and above...

Have the sender of the message set the "To" field to themselves, and then BCC all the recipients (not CC).

When someone has been BCC'd, the "Reply to All" button does not show up as an option for them.

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Jon wrote
on Wednesday 13 June, 2012 at 18:31:30 UTC
Hello, is there a way to tell via script (e.g. reading registry key) in what mode Lotus Notes 8.5.3 is installed? I need to determine how many computers in my organization have Lotus Notes in single user and multi-user modes.

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Andrew wrote
on Thursday 14 June, 2012 at 12:12:18 UTC
You could check for the presence of C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\data (or certain standard NSFs/NTFs in that directory) since with multi-user installs the data directory will almost certainly be elsewhere (by default C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Lotus\Notes\data on XP, or C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Lotus\Notes\data on Vista/7)

Stephen Bailey wrote
on Thursday 14 June, 2012 at 16:26:31 UTC
Hi Jon,

There's a company called Panagenda which offers an excellent tool called Marvelclient which helps you to manage, control and report on your Lotus Notes installs. They've recently made their Analyze system available for free (of course, it's a carrot to get you to buy the full product, but the Analyze system will be enough to get the information you need. It will give you stuff like:

- Install path.
- Client type (Admin, Standard, Basic).
- Version.
- Single user / multi-user.
Etc.

Take a look at their site:

http://panagenda.com/en_uk/marvelclient_analyze_module

http://panagenda.com/en_uk/marvelclient_analyze_module

Nick Halliwell wrote
on Monday 18 June, 2012 at 05:41:05 UTC
I beleive that you can get this information from teh Notes ini file. There arte various settings for example there is a setting installmode=1, this tells you its the standard install not the basic. You can also tell exactly which buil youare on using the: faultrecovery_build=release 8.5.2.

You can also tell what the client is by the parameter InstallType=, 2 = All clients (Designer, Admin etc.) 6 = Client only.

I am sure that there is an ini setting taht will tell you if the installation is all use or single user, try googling Notes.ini settings.

If you look at this URl, it describes how to use the single to multiuser upgrade assistant:
http://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21459627
Hope all this helps.

Jason wrote
on Monday 09 July, 2012 at 18:45:28 UTC
I don't know about writing the script, but the location in the registry is the following:

WindowsXP: HKLM\Software\Lotus\Notes\8.0. The key is "multiuser". The key value will be zero for a single user install, and "1" for a multi-user install.

Windows7: HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Lotus\Notes\8.0. Key values same as above.

If you already knew all of that, my apologies for giving you that information.

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Mekki TLIBA wrote
on Tuesday 12 June, 2012 at 23:56:10 UTC
Simply a mail client misunderstood.
it should be heavly publicized in government and education.
We're working with Lotus Notes in our company and customers use it so! thanks 2 ibm !

www.hardis.fr

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Julian wrote
on Wednesday 06 June, 2012 at 20:37:11 UTC
I like that I can mobilize Lotus Notes Apps with native iPhone and iPad Apps using Titanium (http://appcelerator.com) and Domino To Go (http://youatnotes.com/dominotogo).

And for getting my Notes Journal to the iPhone and iPad, I could write an App for that, see http://youatnotes.com/notesbook .

Lotus Notes and Domino just is so flexible!

http://youatnotes.com/dominotogo

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Michael wrote
on Wednesday 06 June, 2012 at 15:34:34 UTC
Looking for a way to identify an Invalid Field Name in a lotus notes form. We have an app that was created in 7. When we open the form in Designer 8.5 and attempt to save it we get an Invalid Field Name dialog box. How can I identify what is triggering the error?

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Krishnamoorthi Parasuraman wrote
on Monday 09 July, 2012 at 06:29:38 UTC
Michael,
This is a Lotus Notes version problem. Simply you need to sign and clean the application.

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Nana wrote
on Tuesday 05 June, 2012 at 13:01:23 UTC
Can anyone please explain to me how to create printer friendly Web pages (developed with lotus notes) with CSS or any other method (including creating the actual printer friendly button link with the relevant URL)?
Thanks in advance.

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ps wrote
on Thursday 27 September, 2012 at 22:11:09 UTC
Are you doing this in xPages or the DWA? If you are doing it in xPages, this is the sh*tty hack I used, where xprintjob.xsp is the xpage that has a printer friendly page.

<xp:button value="Printer friendly" id="button4">
<xp:eventHandler event="onclick" submit="true"
refreshMode="complete">
<xp:this.action>
<xp:openPage name="/xprintjob.xsp"
target="openDocument">
<xp:this.documentId><![CDATA[#{javascript:doc=currentDocument.getDocument();
docUNID=doc.getUniversalID(); }]]></xp:this.documentId>
</xp:openPage>
</xp:this.action>
</xp:eventHandler>
</xp:button>

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Ramkumar wrote
on Wednesday 30 May, 2012 at 10:12:01 UTC
Same document is edited by different replicas. The most recent edited document is saving. Other documents will become a replication conflict.

Actually we are working a database wildly. we have a tens of replica copies. But the thing is, Most common. But once again, Replication conflict is the problem. If I do the document locking, then the Manager has to do their job again. But it is not nice one. Because people may get the mail continuously by their bad.

So please tell a great solution for that. And Advance Thanks for your suggestion.

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Krishnamoorthi wrote
on Friday 29 June, 2012 at 13:44:08 UTC
Each conflict document should have $Ref field.
$Ref returns reference UNID of orginal document.
$Revisions contains revisons history of each document.
Compare the revisons date & time then save the original document as which is last modified.

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Dave wrote
on Tuesday 29 May, 2012 at 21:23:57 UTC
Lotus Notes & Domino is a platform worth our careers. Just noticed this new Android Lotus Traveler sizing app. Thought to share with you guys.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lignitech.sizertraveler.mobile

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Gawula wrote
on Friday 18 May, 2012 at 10:27:07 UTC
Hey Lotus People

I want to configure my IBM Lotus Notes Traveler on my Nokia E71. Can someone assist

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Nick Halliwell wrote
on Friday 25 May, 2012 at 10:54:11 UTC
What version of Traveler are you running?

Nick Halliwell wrote
on Friday 25 May, 2012 at 10:56:58 UTC
Assuming that yiou have a version of Traveler that supports this VDO might help:

http://4techieblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-setup-lotus-notes-traveler-email.html

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Jason wrote
on Monday 14 May, 2012 at 15:45:38 UTC
I have written a script that silently installs Lotus Notes 8.5.3 multi-user via GPO. It works successfully on a WinXP 32-bit machine. However, when I attempt same script install on a Win7 64-bit machine, it does not appear to install correctly. The program does not appear in the "All Programs" list after installation. The only way I can see to launch it is to go into the program files x86 folder and launch notes.exe from there. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Jason wrote
on Wednesday 23 May, 2012 at 15:42:50 UTC
Additional info on this: All registry entries appear to be correct as well. Just no desktop shortcut and no program folder under the start menu. Notes.exe above should have stated notes2.exe

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Shiva Sanjay wrote
on Monday 14 May, 2012 at 08:18:41 UTC
Hi Friends.
It feels good to know that there is Lotus notes loving kind of site. There is a group "Team Lotus" in Facebook that helps. you can join and share your ideas.

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Wilson wrote
on Monday 14 May, 2012 at 06:35:00 UTC
Hi,

I like this blog, I found several helpful information in it.

You may also be interested in this info:
For those who also want to send SMS from Lotus Notes: sms-integration.com/p_71-lotus-notes-sms.html

This solution is based on Ozeki NG SMS Gateway and allows to send SMS from Lotus Notes. Check it...

BR

http://www.sms-integration.com/p_71-lotus-notes-sms.html

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Ashutosh Sarangi wrote
on Tuesday 08 May, 2012 at 16:39:32 UTC
Hi all lotus geeks,
In this age of facebook we have now a group in facebook for pure lotus notes developers where they sharing their knowledge and get queries resolved. The query asked is eplied within 6 hours on average, as it reaches to all the developers across boundries via FB alert and mails, so everyone in the group is contributing. It will be good to see you soon out there. Join in the group called TEAM LOTUS.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/163546090364888/

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2012 Detroit Notes Professionals meeting: May 23 wrote
on Tuesday 08 May, 2012 at 16:19:37 UTC
Join Aktion Associates and IBM for the 2012 Spring Detroit Notes Professional (DNP) meeting:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
8:30 am ?

detdominopros.org

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Dennis Brown wrote
on Tuesday 08 May, 2012 at 15:24:50 UTC
Dear Lotus lovers
Can you help me.
I am having to re-build my index on a daily basis.
The most recent example: yesterday I re-indexed my mail and to-dos because the view stated the databases were not indexed.
I used the index during the day.
This morning - once more the view stated the databases were not indexed. I deleted the index and pressed "create index". I have had to do this with increasing frequency over the past weeks.
Any suggestions?
I have about 7,700 documents and I am using about 25% of my quota.
I am running 8.5.1 Revision 20090929.1223

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sgw wrote
on Thursday 27 September, 2012 at 18:30:49 UTC
Dennis,

I would suggest checking with your Domino admin - sounds like he might have disabled FTI on the mail servers - likely a space consideration.

Steve

JH wrote
on Thursday 25 October, 2012 at 15:36:19 UTC
Have any Lotus Notes lovers been able to answer this question? I'm having the same problem.

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Narender Mohan wrote
on Monday 07 May, 2012 at 10:09:09 UTC
Guys Join our Lotus Domino Admin Group @ Facebook , I m Sharing the link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/137647949673680/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/137647949673680/

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Dave wrote
on Thursday 03 May, 2012 at 15:15:11 UTC
Lotus Notes & Domino is a platform worth our careers. Just noticed this new Android Domino Server sizing app. Thought to share with you guys.

There is one for Lotus Traveler, which I think even IBM cannot size at the moment :)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lignitech.sizerdomino.mobile

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Ram wrote
on Tuesday 01 May, 2012 at 12:30:05 UTC
Hi there,

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 32bit on my office pc. my office used lotus client and domino server. can you pls guide me on how to install lotus client (where i can get the installation debs) and configure to connect to our domino server?

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Nick Halliwell wrote
on Monday 21 May, 2012 at 07:53:34 UTC
Ram, you have to get the installations files from your IT people or IBM.

You dont say what version of Notes that you are using the link below tells you how to do it, theer are several other URL's that tell you as well.

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Notes_8.5.3_on_Ubuntu_11.10

Good luck.

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Duncan wrote
on Tuesday 24 April, 2012 at 17:29:56 UTC
Agree - LN very powerful but misunderstood - even more so now the Web has taken over the world.

However it has strange quirks. Like I've just lost my customised toolbars after a machine crash because they are buried somewhere in bookmarks and I don't have developer rights to get at them to back them up. My IT team just recreated a fresh bookmarks db. Why can't Lotus/IBM make this *user-managed* feature accessible to the user! (Like smarticons were)

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chris boote wrote
on Friday 08 February, 2013 at 11:30:25 UTC
This is something that SHOULD be managed by you - so you SHOULD have design - or possibly even manager - access to it
Your corporate IT policy is misguided

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Arturo J Garcia Jmz wrote
on Tuesday 24 April, 2012 at 00:43:36 UTC
Yes Lotus Domino / Lotus Notes, is a great software. I had been using since release 3.

Now I have a problem with 8.5.3 server, the databases are not been indexed, I just changed to support ODS:51.

But I can not make the database be indexed, Specially the mail databases.

Any sugestion?

this site is 100% notes

www.pipeway.com.mx

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Schnell Abnehemen wrote
on Saturday 21 April, 2012 at 22:22:17 UTC
In my opinion, Lotus Notes easy administration is still a key point for not migrating to anything else

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Debbie wrote
on Monday 02 April, 2012 at 18:50:21 UTC
What is best practice for the domino names.nsf file? Is it a good or bad idea to have a replica of the domino directory names.nsf on the server for users to pull down a replica? (Instead of using the main names.nsf) I am in a discussion with a colleague regarding if this is a risk to the domino domain by having 2 replicas of the names.nsf on the server. Would appreciate any comments or insight you would provide. We run Domino 8.5.2 Thanks!!

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Thomas wrote
on Thursday 19 April, 2012 at 21:03:13 UTC
Hi Debbie,
a replica ID should always exist only one time per server, otherwise you may run into trouble because content wont be what you expect (in some situations). Better: Create a new "Directory Catalog" File>Application>New , choose the server as your template server, and select "Directory Catalog 8.5" (dircat5.ntf) from the extended templates. Its a small database intended to be replicated down to the users machine. Its much smaller than your Domino directory. You have to configure which source address books will be consolidated into this one, see the attached link for more information

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21093442

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Jason wrote
on Monday 02 April, 2012 at 13:42:27 UTC
I am looking for a way to uninstall any previous version of Lotus Notes (pre-8.5.3) so that I can install 8.5.3.
I know the uninstall string for 8.5.2, but is there a general way to uninstall via script for any previous version? Thank you.

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Jason Hook wrote
on Wednesday 18 April, 2012 at 16:36:11 UTC
If you have access to Passport Advantage there is a utility called nice (Lotus Notes Install Cleanup Executable). According to the accompanying doc it works for 6.5, 7.0. 8.0, 8.5.

Hope that helps.

Ralph Boccalini wrote
on Tuesday 01 May, 2012 at 19:35:14 UTC
Used that too... nice tool!

http://twitter.com/ralphboccalini

Nick Halliwell wrote
on Monday 21 May, 2012 at 07:57:24 UTC
You should be able to use the Standard Windows uninstaller. WHen installingt a new version different from what you had I suggest that you choose a different location for your data directory. You can then copy back into the new directory any .nsf's that you need.

Nice is only usefull for cleaning up a failed install, it will not actually uninstall Notes its self. But a nice tool never the less

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Pooja Gupta wrote
on Sunday 01 April, 2012 at 07:18:33 UTC
We need some XPages Freelancers. Please contact at pooja.gupta@attlogics.com

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Maria wrote
on Friday 30 March, 2012 at 21:24:30 UTC
Hi there,
I just happened on your blog -- we have similar challenges at our company -- users don't really understand Lotus Notes' power or potential.
Who can recommend any websites or videos that show the possibilities? Of interest would be web sites powered by Notes, and or marketing videos to show any cool features and benefits.
Thanks a lot.

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Rob Kirkland wrote
on Monday 23 April, 2012 at 20:16:01 UTC
Check out the apps at openNTF.org. Lots of great apps there, free for the downloading.

http://openNTF.org

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Stephen DiBenedetto wrote
on Friday 23 March, 2012 at 16:24:28 UTC
I have a user who left the company months ago, and is returning. I have a backup ID file and her original e-mail but she was deleted from the Directory. Anyway to "reestablish" their identity?
Any help would be great!
Notes 8.5.2-Jr Notes Admin - overwhelemed but optimistic!

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Polymorph wrote
on Friday 23 March, 2012 at 17:27:50 UTC
Unless you also have a backup of the NAB from which to restore her person doc, then your easiest approach is to:

* Create a new user account & ID file - making sure you select "none" for mail-system so as not to overwrite the existing mailfile.

* Modify the new person document back to "Notes" as the mailsystem and ensure the path matches the actual path of their mailfile.

This is assuming you've already restored the mailfile back to it's original location!

Cheers.

Eduardo wrote
on Wednesday 28 March, 2012 at 19:51:40 UTC
Don?

Mike at Portal wrote
on Wednesday 20 February, 2013 at 11:29:15 UTC
Don't forget to open the harvested id, then copy the public key to the clipboard.
You can then paste this into the newly registered person document.
Depending how long ago they left, you may need to recertify the user as well.
User will now be treated as the same account and access to previously encrypted documents will be restored.

http://www.chooseportal.com

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Admin1 wrote
on Monday 19 March, 2012 at 19:22:18 UTC
Running Lotus Domino on iSeries. Only TWO budgeted full time Lotus Domino Adminstrators to support 16K users with various security requirements and regulations to meet ie HIPAA, PCI and others. A growing mobile device comminity using iOS , Android and Blackberries. No budget for clustering and still getting 99.999 uptime.

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Gregor Ibic wrote
on Thursday 08 March, 2012 at 12:19:00 UTC
Looking for integrated solution with Document Management, CRM, Project Management, Imaging, Invoicing, Process Automation and more ...
Check www.intelidoc.biz !

http://www.intelidoc.biz/index.html

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Markus Fieldman wrote
on Wednesday 07 March, 2012 at 15:44:54 UTC
Our business is "powered" by Lotus Notes - everything from appointments to e-mails (...and sametime!). Without it, we wouldn't have such an integrated system - long live LN!

http://www.lotusnotesforums.com

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Claire Saunders wrote
on Tuesday 06 March, 2012 at 09:08:21 UTC
Lotus Notes is amazing, we are a Notes specialist company!

We are running a course for Notes Developers on XPages on 26th March in Pretoria, South Africa. If anyone is interested please let me know. XPages is just increasing the abilities of Notes Databases. I have more info if you want. Thanks

www.mysolutions.co.za

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Alan Forbes wrote
on Tuesday 28 February, 2012 at 15:20:05 UTC
Just wanted to say how cool Lotus Traveler is on an iPad. I just got my first iPad, and I went to the Traveler URL for my company "hostname\servlets\traveler" and literally within 30 seconds the whole thing was configured and running perfectly.

How awesome is that?

http://www.rprwyatt.com/vitalsigns.html

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Parker Pearson, Donoma Software wrote
on Monday 27 February, 2012 at 20:25:58 UTC
Cool community!

Hi folks, we just recently found your group and it looks like a great forum to connect to folks developing for the Lotus Notes platform. Our team has just brought a new product to market that provides multi-directional voicemail/email message integration & synchronization for Lotus Notes users using Cisco's latest voice platform.

Once upon a time IBM developed this functionality for the old Cisco voice platform - then they transferred it to Cisco - who would rather we as a third party developer write the new one!

We occasionally run into odd development challenges, or want to get feedback. Would it be OK with this community to ask concessional development related "have you seen this??" type questions out here?

Glad to see a vibrant Notes community world-wide!

Parker Pearson
Donoma Software

http://donomasoftware.com/donoma-unify-for-lotus-notes/

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hello users.. wrote
on Tuesday 21 February, 2012 at 07:22:40 UTC
we are Premier IBM Business Partner working in Lotus Notes/Domino.

iVision Software offers the following services in Lotus Notes platform.

?

www.ivissoft.com

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Roe wrote
on Sunday 19 February, 2012 at 10:26:39 UTC
*Need help please*
My farther purchased a business 20 years ago. With that purchase he inherited a win xp box running lotus notes 4.6. This computers hard drive is on the way out. I have a backup of the notes folder and would like to run it on a more recent version of windows or convert it to a newer version of notes for windows 7. Basically Notes was used for invoicing, asset tracking, client tracking etc etc

Is there a way to convert it to a more recent version of notes to run on windows 7? or alternatively is there a way to convert this to a filemaker database?

Thanks,
Roe
roe@puru.com.au

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Roe wrote
on Monday 20 February, 2012 at 22:42:53 UTC
All good I found a version 7 lotus notes that runs under win7. My database launches fine via this version and only have the one issue that i need to research. Sorry i'm a n00b when it comes to notes.

Cheers,
Roe.

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Michael Holleman wrote
on Friday 17 February, 2012 at 19:20:40 UTC
Hello,

I own a small firm that has had Lotus Notes for 10+ years. We currently do backups for Notes 8.5 by replicating to a second server and then shutting it down to make backups. (Our IT guy set this up.) I keep thinking that there has to be an easier way to backup and get all the files, since it is running 24 hours. Any advice?

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Peter wrote
on Friday 24 February, 2012 at 02:57:38 UTC
What are you using to backup Notes? you can use a batch file to shutdown domino before the backup and to start it again when finished.
Acronis true image server and Shadow protect will make backups of running systems, I have not tested it but Previous versions on a windows server should also do backups for a few days or weeks depending on your setup.

Fletcher Evans wrote
on Monday 27 February, 2012 at 20:50:15 UTC
When a Lotus Notes (Domino) server has Archive Style transaction logging enabled you can use Symantec's Netbackup, EMC's Avamar, or Commvault's Simpana solutions to backup your databases while the Domino server is running and do point in time restores. Most people will do a weekly full backup and do the transaction log backups on a more frequent basis - usually every 4 to 8 hours depending on how large the volume is where the transaction logs are being written to.

You may subsequently restore the databases from either the full backup or to any "point in time" in between the times when the fulls were run via the transaction logs.

Additionally, Domino Admins will usually run a weekly compact and fixup on all databases on the server to get their DBIIDs to change - when a DBIID of a database changes, the backup software will back that database up when a daily incremental job runs.

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Brent Wilkinson wrote
on Friday 10 February, 2012 at 11:36:57 UTC
Lotus Notes Player - Allows Notes applications to run unmodified in the browser. The plug-in is a one-time download, much like the Adobe Acrobat model, where once installed, the browser can access Notes applications directly. This is new in Lotus Notes and Domino Social Edition ! It's a feature version, but it is built atop the simultaneously-forthcoming planned Notes/Domino 8.5.4 release

http://edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/lotusphere-2012-lotus-notesdomino-social-edition

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B Wilkinson wrote
on Thursday 09 February, 2012 at 11:31:22 UTC
Hi..... I love notes. Been a designer/developer for 14 years now, got my cert`s in 8.5 too.... Notes is a great piece of software....

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Sunil Rajan and Goutham Kowlagi wrote
on Wednesday 01 February, 2012 at 16:13:19 UTC
we also love lotus notes

and we are Lotus Experts

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NG wrote
on Saturday 04 February, 2012 at 02:58:02 UTC
So if you guys are experts, how about creating me a web site that I can host on a domaino server :)

Are you interested ???

Brent Wilkinson wrote
on Thursday 09 February, 2012 at 13:37:06 UTC
Hi NG, I can help no problem at all... Get in touch if you want. What type of webpage do you need ? Or do you just want to setup hosting on a domino server and create your own page ?

Ramkumar wrote
on Wednesday 30 May, 2012 at 10:16:50 UTC
I am also willing to help you. Do you need, Then reply me back...

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Anand wrote
on Tuesday 31 January, 2012 at 13:39:16 UTC
I have a buttom created which will conver the local names.nsf tempalte to 8.5.2.
Sub Click(Source As Button)
Dim result As Variant
result = Shell("nconvert -d names.nsf * pernames.ntf")
Msgbox "Names Template Upgraded"
End Sub

Once it is done, im getting a email from my name that the upgrade is done. How to block that email beiing genarated? Please advice. Thanks a lot.

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jennifer bland wrote
on Friday 27 January, 2012 at 23:50:52 UTC
Will Lotus Domino 8.5.3 server run on windows 7 running in windows virtual window using vmware fusion on a mac mini server?

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Craig Peoples wrote
on Friday 03 February, 2012 at 19:45:35 UTC
Hi Jennifer, The Domino Server can run on the Windows 7 server for testing but not as a production environment. This is not a supported configuration. The Domino should run on Windows 2003, 2008, Solaris, Unix, Linux, AIX, etc..

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Amit Kumar wrote
on Friday 27 January, 2012 at 05:20:34 UTC
Hi all,
I am very new to the emailing application I know little bit about lotus notes.
I need to develop a web application through which client can send the emails. And that mail will be auto-generated using ASP.Net C#. Please anyone help me out from this problem. Because I don't have much time. Can I have a simple application of that(only demo)?
If Yes then please send it to
amit.kumar@kalsinfo.com
or
amit.comesoon@gmail.com

Thanks in advance...

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Mohammed Husamuldeen wrote
on Thursday 26 January, 2012 at 08:02:34 UTC
Dear Sir,
I am using Ubuntu 11.10 32bit on my laptop, and after installing Lotus Notes 8.5.2 on it the installation process ran smoothly without any error, but whenever I click on the Lotus Notes icon nothing happened, I also installed the packages on the website http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/lotus-notes-8-5-2-fp2-in-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal-64bit-beta-1/
but it wouldn't help, please advice.

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sri_barence wrote
on Monday 30 January, 2012 at 20:31:41 UTC
The "narwhal-64bit-beta" will not work on your 32-bit machine. You should look for a 32-bit version instead. You cannot run 64-bit software on 32-bit Ubuntu.

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TomF wrote
on Wednesday 25 January, 2012 at 11:51:46 UTC
Can you get me a link to download the Lotus Live Meetings Desktop Icon which I use for logging in.

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pratheek wrote
on Wednesday 25 January, 2012 at 09:11:32 UTC
we are actually creating exact replica of a lotus notes application.
we need to replace the URL of the old application with the new URL. please suggest me how shud i achieve this.
In a lotus notes application where can i find the url links which links code with the application.?

plz help ..

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frus wrote
on Friday 16 March, 2012 at 08:58:31 UTC
Well suppose the application's path is "Apps/App01.nsf", on server "Server01" and it is in the "Data" folder, the url should be
http://Server01/Apps/App01.nsf
You could try putting the IP of the server instead of its name.
You could also try looking at the database properties to see the server and filename...

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IBM XWork Server wrote
on Tuesday 24 January, 2012 at 15:42:45 UTC
I'm trying to buy IBM XWork Server for a project that I want to roll out, but I cannot seem to get a timely response from IBM. Does anyone know what is the best way to obtain IBM XWork Server?

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Christopher Pauley wrote
on Tuesday 24 January, 2012 at 16:04:52 UTC
If you are based in the UK, there is a Business Partner called Polymorph, who I know do a lot of work with IBM and who are very responsive to questions like this. You may like to give them a go. There web site link is below...

If you're not UK based, I can't really help :(

http://www.polymorph.co.uk/

Sam S wrote
on Wednesday 25 January, 2012 at 05:10:11 UTC
The best way to obtain this is through a Business Partner. IBM Sales seems to really focus on large (really large) businesses; smaller customers get better support/response through Business Partners.

Rob wrote
on Wednesday 25 January, 2012 at 17:03:49 UTC
I posted this question and I'm in the US. I'll look for an IBM Business Partner. Thanks for the reponses.

Tom wrote
on Tuesday 31 January, 2012 at 03:30:55 UTC
I wouldn't normally solicit, but if you're looking for a BP to sell you software, I suggest you look at preferredpartner.com
I love those guys.

https://www.preferredpartner.com

Lisa Duke wrote
on Thursday 02 February, 2012 at 22:48:30 UTC
We'd be happy to quote it for you! You can email me at lisa.duke@simplified-tech.com or call at 678 378 4278. I'd need to speak with you to gather a bit of information on your company but then I can get you a price.

http://www.simplified-tech.com

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Dirk wrote
on Tuesday 24 January, 2012 at 01:00:00 UTC
Hey Guys,
since our upgrade to Lotus Notes 8.5 there is a weird problem with my offline/online replication.

1st step: I switch Lotus Notes to offline mode
2nd step: I send some emails that are stored in "Outgoing mail on local"
3rd step: I switch back to online mode
4th step: I start replication and sync for all applications including "send outgoing mail".

NONE of the outgoing emails is send - display says that there is no email.

Work arround: Restart LN , when it asks to sync say "YES" and everything is send.

What is the solution to this problem?

Dirk

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Patrick wrote
on Monday 23 January, 2012 at 10:01:54 UTC
DominoTeamMailbox alternative / update?

Hi guys,

We are still using the above mentioned template from openntf to share some mailboxes with a group of users.
It has always served us well for mailboxes like support@ sales@ etc. but this project is really limited and dated e.g. no decent webaccess support, calendar support, lacks modern look, follow-up and features.
Any of you have better alternatives for this kind of need?

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Sneha Poddar wrote
on Friday 20 January, 2012 at 15:05:19 UTC
Hi,
I was looking for a comprehensive list of elements within Lotus Notes application that work in notes client but fall over when the application is accessed over the internet.

A few that I know of @PickList, @Prompt and Hotspots with Lotus script on the form.

I tried googling for the same, also looked at lotusnotes forums.. but wasnt fruitful.

Many thanks
Sneha
(snehap.1284@gmail.com)

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Jeremy wrote
on Friday 20 January, 2012 at 17:23:37 UTC
I found this - a list that do not work - the rest do - the list is also available in the designer help - search for @functions on the web

http://darewinchip.com/help/help7_designer.nsf/b3266a3c17f9bb7085256b870069c0a9/21a49ea01fde00898525704a003fb73e?OpenDocument#162724432029338336

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sp wrote
on Thursday 19 January, 2012 at 10:06:04 UTC
We have had an upgrade to Lotus Notes 8.5 and I have lost the function to go back to the profile/email I was in last and the drop down box which showed me my last 10-15 locations - does anyone know how I get this back. The back facing arrow appears in the toolbar in the customisation box but does not then appear in the actual toolbar.

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jp wrote
on Wednesday 18 January, 2012 at 18:48:18 UTC
I want to run Lotus Notes Applications on a tablet - we are not talking about access mail. We have a suite of applications that run on windows xp/2000/7/etc can we run the applications on any tablet platform such as android - may be a silly question but I need to move to a tablet if possible. any assistance is received gratefully. thanks
JP

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Michael Falstrup wrote
on Sunday 22 January, 2012 at 19:58:05 UTC
Two possibilities:

1. Use the new upcoming browser plugin, announced on LotusSphere 2012.
2. XPages.

Abigail Roberts wrote
on Wednesday 18 April, 2012 at 10:49:18 UTC
Hi,
Have you heard of Unplugged by Teamstudio. They have a solution to move your notes apps to mobile devices.

A.

http://unplugged.teamstudio.com/

Noel Ramirez Caracas wrote
on Tuesday 08 July, 2014 at 22:31:41 UTC
Some years as developer, teaching and administrating Lotus Notes platform makes me to wish Lotus Notes / IBM notes applications on tablets.
The wide coverage of this kind of applications, make them very suitable and appropiate for tablets.

noel.ramirez@yahoo.com

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Marianna wrote
on Wednesday 18 January, 2012 at 14:15:49 UTC
My Lotus Notes is saving temporary file sin the DTF format. ANy idea how I can open them, read them and save them in the doc format please?

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Chapi wrote
on Monday 09 January, 2012 at 22:22:35 UTC
Hi,

I'am a newbie to Lotus Notes, coming from Outlook and other MS products. I used to work with Onenote, which is a valuable notebook application ( easy to paste images, include handdrawing...).
Now, switching to Lotus Notes 8.5 journal/notebook application for taking meeting minutes, I wonder how I can create actions/todo/follow up. I was expecting, as in Onenote, to be able to create flags or todo items when typing in the journal, and then, having all these flag/todo items transferred in the followup/todo apps.

I didnt find how to do it, though I'm pretty sure there is a work around.

Thanks for your help.

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Jason wrote
on Monday 09 January, 2012 at 20:30:51 UTC
I am running version 8.5 on Win7. Because of certain hardware limitations, I have a need to run it within XP on XPMode. I cannot do it by simply browsing to the native hard drive, going to program files and selecting Lotus Notes. Is there a way to get this to run without a full uninstall?

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chris boote wrote
on Friday 08 February, 2013 at 11:25:10 UTC
? How did you install it? I run it just fine on Win7

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Kjeld wrote
on Sunday 08 January, 2012 at 12:36:48 UTC
How do I perform a search across all local Lotus Notes databases?
I run Notes 8.5.3

I previously used Google Desktop, however that is now discontinued.

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peter wrote
on Monday 09 January, 2012 at 22:03:16 UTC
have a look at notes connectors. 20 bucks or so for the version that indexes everything in Lotus Notes.

http://www.notesconnectors.com/

Jim wrote
on Friday 20 January, 2012 at 13:53:20 UTC
Technically speaking, doesn't Google Desktop still work even though it is a discontinued product? I am using it...

But my question would be is there a Linux way of searching all archives? notesconnectors seems to be only for Windows...

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Rohit Thomas wrote
on Saturday 07 January, 2012 at 11:17:11 UTC
Hello,

Am an absolute newbie to using Lotus Notes and thought of trying to get the lotus notus client 8.5.3 running on a Ubuntu 11.10 x86 machine - with the primary intention of reading my google mails via an IMAP connection. This, purely for self education purposes.

The issue(s) are, on invoking the client,
1/ I do not see a window where I could read my mails or the google mail folder structure
2/ On clicking Mail in the getting started page there's a pop-up that says "lotus notes is not a registered protocol"
3/ I can see that it retrieves the message from the google servers - but it does not appear in any of the workspaces / pages.

Any help towards finding a solution would be a great help...

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Sebastian Kurzawa wrote
on Monday 09 January, 2012 at 18:21:56 UTC
You need to install for the unity desktop in Ubuntu 11.10 the following libs:
http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/lotus-notes-8-5-2-fp2-in-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal-64bit-beta-1/

After that it works fine, as I had the same problem.

http://usablesoftware.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/lotus-notes-8-5-2-fp2-in-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal-64bit-beta-1/

BillyG wrote
on Monday 09 January, 2012 at 21:47:30 UTC
You're kind of out of luck. Notes kind of sucks for IMAP operations such as you describe. There is an IMAP mail template, but it looks horrible (you can't even move the columns around). It does work though.

The other trick is to use the "IMAP Offline" type of account, in which case you can use the standard Notes mail template, which is much nicer. The downside is that it really functions more like a POP client...

This is one complaint I have about Notes. It has all sorts of wonderful bits, but functioning as a standard Internet mail client really, really sucks. It needs some brushing up. The excuse is that their business customers don't need this function. However, I would argue that it has been shown time and time again, there is no real separation between home & business. People will eventually "bring" in what they use at home to the business in way or another.

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Marianna wrote
on Thursday 05 January, 2012 at 12:14:25 UTC
Hello there,

I would like to mark my emails in Inbox by having dots (round circles) in front of them. Full blue dot means that the emails were sent to me, half blue/half white dot means it was sent to me and someone else at the same time and a white dot means that the email was sent to someone else with me in CC. The dots really help me to have a quick overview about most urgent emails.

Do you know where can I set this option please? I tried preferences and user preferences but I cannot find it.

Thank you, Marianna

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Steve Bailey wrote
on Thursday 05 January, 2012 at 15:35:50 UTC
Hi,
This function is held in the mailbox preferences. Most mail templates for Notes 6, 7, or 8 contain it. (The feature was introduced in Notes 6, but your administrator may have chosen to remove it from your mail template).

It's here:

Go to inbox -> Tools -> Preferences -> Mail -> Message Marking -> Recipients.

Here you can choose whichever dots and semi-circles you want!

If you don't find the feature there, contact your IT guy, and ask them to give you a Notes 6 or above standard mail template.

Hope you find it!

SB

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Joe Wichowski wrote
on Tuesday 03 January, 2012 at 19:10:24 UTC
Just announcing some free data connectors for Lotus Notes to work with Talend Open Studio. Talend is a true ETL tool (open source, written in Java). Our connectors work either with a Client (to connect to the server), or directly through DIOOP.

You can read about them and grab the connectors if you like here:

http://ebiztechs.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/talend-components-for-lotus-notes-released/

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Sebastian Comme wrote
on Tuesday 03 January, 2012 at 14:59:33 UTC
Hello there!

I really like lotus notes! But I'm facing a trouble and I cannot find the solution to it! I was in vacancies and when I arrived, the "screen" of Free Available space disappear. I don't know how much I have in free space from email and that screen it is very important to me. Can anyone help me?

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Why I cannot imagine to live without Lotus Notes wrote
on Monday 02 January, 2012 at 12:47:36 UTC
Hi all Lotus Notes lovers (or haters),

I want to share with you a bit... we had a serious discussion couple days ago, how we would manage our business without all the applications done in Lotus Notes which we run in our small 20 people company.

To be frank, I am aboslutely convinced without Lotus Notes it would be a complete nightmare!

Thinking of dozens of various not interconnected web apps in the "cloud", plus myriads of excel files on shared drives, plus some odd accountancy software, aarrgh, no, thank you. NO THANK YOU.

Even Lotus Notes is not perfect for sure, the fact we can have dozens of perfectly integrated business applications in one single secure environment, we are working with databases and not files, and many of dbs are to web for clients and partners, plus replication, search, reliability, this all makes Lotus Notes absolutely a lover and critical app for us.

I heard a saying comparing Lotus Notes and wives :-) It said... Lotus Notes is probably not the most sexy lady in the world, but you can be sure, it will deliver what you expect from a good wife. I think it may be sexist :-) but very true...

Love you Lotus Notes!

Jan

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Raagav wrote
on Monday 23 January, 2012 at 18:22:45 UTC
Hi,
Its really a cute thinking about Lotus Notes. As a fresher to Lotus Notes, I would like to learn MORE about it. Can you please help me to move further

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How to stop Lotus Notes from syncing pictures on iPhone wrote
on Friday 30 December, 2011 at 15:17:52 UTC
Lotus Notes 8.5 with traveler software overwrites my iPhone custom ringtones and pictures. How do I disable this feature when syncing so I can keep my iPhone pics and RT's?

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not lovin it .. wrote
on Friday 23 December, 2011 at 17:59:57 UTC
As an administrator, I am asked to do a text search on all users mail files . Call it an audit - looking for a particular text. How is this done ?

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steve wrote
on Friday 23 December, 2011 at 22:04:22 UTC
i'm not sure if this will search for just text, but try this:

http://www.mailaudittool.co.uk

Stephen Bailey wrote
on Thursday 05 January, 2012 at 15:39:06 UTC
Powertools for Lotus Notes also has a feature to do this.

http://www.helpsoftwareinc.com/

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ErwinB wrote
on Thursday 22 December, 2011 at 20:55:22 UTC
Looking for sync my todo's with lotus notes and my iPhone, anyone having ideas?

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Vital wrote
on Friday 23 December, 2011 at 07:20:26 UTC
Serge wrote
on Tuesday 17 January, 2012 at 08:13:34 UTC
Use AweSync which synchronizes Lotus Notes Calendar, Contacts, Tasks (ToDos) & Notebook with Google. After that you can sync your iPhone with Google.

http://www.awesync.com

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Ed wrote
on Wednesday 21 December, 2011 at 16:26:36 UTC
How do setup up Notes to always open my email folders at startup (or at least remember how I had when I shut it down)? That is the always the first thing I need to do when I start up notes and I'd like not to have to do this each time. I am using 8.5.1.

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KAS wrote
on Thursday 19 January, 2012 at 09:26:11 UTC
Under the 'more bookmarks' folder on the left, there is a subfolder called 'start up'. Drag the icons into there to open automatically on your next Lotus Notes start up.

http://www.alanlepofsky.net/alepofsky/alanblog.nsf/dx/startup

chris boote wrote
on Friday 08 February, 2013 at 11:22:50 UTC
Or just go to File-Preferences-Windows & Themes and tell it to do just that!

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Mark Hardaker wrote
on Wednesday 07 December, 2011 at 14:14:27 UTC
How can I sync my Lotus Notes calendar, notes and contacts with iCloud please :-)

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anevil wrote
on Wednesday 07 December, 2011 at 01:52:54 UTC
While fill in recipient list on a new memo, can we make it look for Domino Server Address Book first and then the local address book?
tq!

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Budi Febrianto wrote
on Friday 16 December, 2011 at 09:43:24 UTC
use directory catalog, and replicate it to your local. directory catalog simply a small copy of your server address book. A lot faster than connect directly to the server.

http://www.indomino.net/blog

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heena pahuja wrote
on Tuesday 06 December, 2011 at 06:22:24 UTC
How do I transfer or forward message from Lotus Notes databases to Outlook (or any other usable format)

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Steve wrote
on Tuesday 13 December, 2011 at 20:49:21 UTC
You should be able to use 'Actions/Forward' for documents within Lotus Notes databases

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Kamal Preet wrote
on Monday 05 December, 2011 at 13:49:17 UTC
We are in admin support project for lotus domino.. And I as admin feel that Lotus notes Admin client is out of the world.. You can do everything on admin on any server... And the security layer is awesome.. I wish I could know Who developed Admin Client.. Hands off... :-)

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Sam wrote
on Saturday 03 December, 2011 at 19:27:36 UTC
Can Domino run Wordpress (i.e., host Wordpress on Domino server)?

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Joe Wichowski wrote
on Tuesday 03 January, 2012 at 19:08:11 UTC
The only way this can be done is running Domino as a service - either within Websphere or IIS.

http://www.elsmore.net/warren/blog.nsf/Downloads/DominoIIS/$File/Configuring%20Domino%20with%20IIS.pdf

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Anders ? wrote
on Wednesday 30 November, 2011 at 10:51:45 UTC
Lotus Notes is definitely the best of the corporate collaboration clients. I have used Outlook a lot before my latest work and it simply does not do the job. Lotus Notes on the other hand have a lot of features that I cannot be without. For example: tight integration with IBM Sametime and IBM Connections. Also possible to use Lotus Notes on Linux. Goodbye Outlook and Windows, hello Ubuntu and Lotus Notes

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MAHABOOB wrote
on Monday 28 November, 2011 at 13:10:38 UTC
Now iam working on java/j2ee platform,, my friend told me to learn Lotus Notes for good job and good pay, will java helps me to work with lotus notes.. which one is best for my career.
can i try as a fresher for lotus notes developer.
How? where should i learn this course.
Hows? the demand in india for lotus notes

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Another Lotus Notes Lover wrote
on Wednesday 25 January, 2012 at 15:46:58 UTC
Yes with four+ years of exp i get 9.5 lacs as we have very less resource in Market. We have huge oppening

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Lee wrote
on Monday 28 November, 2011 at 11:17:41 UTC
Am using Lotus Notes 8.5.3 and am loving it, but am experiencing a weird issue when I 'reply to all' for an email and get a copy of my email sent back to me from my address - does anyone know how to turn this off?

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Steve wrote
on Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 23:29:09 UTC
Have you by any chance had any sort of rename recently?
If so check your mail ownership field in your mailfile. You may have your 'old name' still in there

Lee wrote
on Wednesday 14 December, 2011 at 14:28:27 UTC
Hi Steve,

We haven't had any renames, mail file owner name is correct..
Was lead to believe that Lotus isn't identifying the reply address being the same as the sending address but have a few examples where they match perfectly so I'm struggling to find a cause

Tom wrote
on Thursday 05 January, 2012 at 21:03:22 UTC
I recently had something similar, I had a user that was recieving another persons emails temporarily so they were getting two of them when people sent emails out to groups. If you sending to a group, see if your forwarding an email address back to you.

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daniel wrote
on Saturday 26 November, 2011 at 23:54:40 UTC
Hello, is there any alternativ to the pure calender in lotus notes traveler to andriod. I dont now why someone makes a calender to only have days and weeks overview and not a whole month view. Im runnig lotus notes 8.5.3

br. Daniel

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Ernie Oporto wrote
on Monday 12 December, 2011 at 22:20:05 UTC
Please don't use the Traveler app. Instead configure the built-in Android "Accounts & Sync" with Corporate Account support to connect to Traveler via Exchange ActiveSync. It integrates with the native Mail, Calendar, and Contacts. It will also help keep your battery running longer.

daniel frost wrote
on Monday 19 December, 2011 at 18:44:14 UTC
wow thanks alot Ernie, so it is posible to use en build in client :-) i will try that, is there any link on how to due that ?

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seeni wrote
on Friday 25 November, 2011 at 03:13:38 UTC
Hi, I have been trying to connect to names.nsf (NAB) from .Net on a Win 7 platform but every time I try it, it throws an error. I am able to connect to other Lotus Notes databases. The code works well on Win XP+Notes 8.0.2 combo but fails on Win7+8.5.2. Any suggestions??

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Brian wrote
on Monday 28 November, 2011 at 19:05:42 UTC
Your question might gain a usable answer by visiting the Lotus Developer Network Forums at the link below

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/nd85forum.nsf

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Dwain A Wuerfel wrote
on Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 17:59:09 UTC
I know you can install and use the Domino Designer for free, but not sure about using the Lotus Notes client. Of course, it wouldn't make any sense to have the designer for free if you cannot use the client as well. I want to say as long as you are not using anything in a production environment you are good to go, but I would investigate on the IBM site.

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Eva wrote
on Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 14:22:34 UTC
Hello,
can anybody help me here? My husband is a Lotus Notes developer and I want to buy a Lotus Notes T-shirt for him.Please, if you know some e-shop where I can get it, post the link here
Thanks
Eva

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adele wrote
on Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 10:35:23 UTC
Hi - can anyone help me - I used to work for a company that had lotus notes and it was invaluable. I now work for a smaller company that doesn't use it - I would like to know if I can install it for myself on my work laptop so I can work more efficiently, how is it done and how much does it cost as this will come out of my own pocket
Many thanks

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Ken Baker wrote
on Monday 05 December, 2011 at 13:36:21 UTC
Look here---> http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/dominoexpress/

e-mail only use IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express $108

E-mai & databases Domino Collaboration Express
$160

For small businesses, if you license each user the server is included in the Express licenses.



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Dustin wrote
on Tuesday 22 November, 2011 at 21:32:30 UTC
Ok, so I like Lotus Notes (don't love it yet...), and it does have a lot of features that MSFT doesn't have. I'm still learning, though.

Quick question, though. I have a client PC with multiple users. When opening LN, it gives me a login screen where I can select different users. However, when I want to add a new user, I need a user.id file. How can I add a new user and have it create it's own user.id (custom name, of course)? I'd appreciate the help! Perhaps one day, I may end up loving Lotus Notes!

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Graham wrote
on Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 01:14:22 UTC
You need to get the user.id file from your system administrator. You cannot create one on your own. This is one of the benefits of using Lotus Notes - the security that the system provides.

Dustin wrote
on Wednesday 23 November, 2011 at 16:13:17 UTC
Thanks, Graham. Got it! I also found another way, which isn't recommended (editing the notes.ini file), but works. I didn't have to go that route, but got the id file from my LN admin.

Thanks for the reply! :)

Brian Graham wrote
on Monday 28 November, 2011 at 16:18:44 UTC
I have a method to utilize a single desktop login, but have multiple client sessions, each with their own personal address book, bookmarks, etc, without having to use 'switch ID'.

Provide your email and I'll send you the document.

ilovelotusnotes wrote
on Monday 28 November, 2011 at 16:35:08 UTC
If you want to email us, we will forward your email onto Brian. There's a link with our email address on the right hand side of this webpage.

Kath wrote
on Friday 06 January, 2012 at 14:14:15 UTC
I'm trying to email ilovelotusnotes so that Brian Graham can send me the document to have multiple users without switching IDs but IE keeps trying to open Outlook instead of Notes & I don't have this configured. I have tried to change it to use Notes but it won't work. Can you please let me know the ilovelotusnotes email address

ilovelotusnotes wrote
on Saturday 07 January, 2012 at 23:56:24 UTC
Hi Kath, there's a link on the right hand side of this web page, but its: info@ilovelotusnotes.net

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JayNey wrote
on Tuesday 22 November, 2011 at 10:20:15 UTC
I Love Lotus Notes!!!!
BTW, how do I remove a failed 8.5.2 all clients (with admin) that doesn't install properly and how do I install it correctly?

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Atul wrote
on Wednesday 15 February, 2012 at 23:06:44 UTC
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David wrote
on Monday 21 November, 2011 at 05:27:34 UTC
anyone knows how to link my office lotus notes email to my ipad and iphone?

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Steve wrote
on Monday 21 November, 2011 at 09:15:48 UTC
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Mike G wrote
on Sunday 20 November, 2011 at 06:37:04 UTC
You should sell t-shirts like the one pictured on the top of your main page. I found some generic white "I [Heart] Lotus Notes" shirts, but would prefer to buy a shirt with the official Notes logo.

I used to work for a company that used Lotus Notes for email and calendaring. At the time I hated it, but now that I'm back using Outlook/Exchange and SharePoint, I miss Lotus Notes.

Having tried both LotusLive Notes and Microsoft's Office365 as hosted services, I much prefer the Lotus option. Activities are great--much more powerful than plain to-dos!

The trial version of LotusLive has some missing features, such as calendar reminders, but assuming that those are available in the desktop client, it's still great!

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Lotus Newbie wrote
on Saturday 19 November, 2011 at 06:58:02 UTC
Do you folks really think Lotus Notes is that good?

I am just starting to set it up as a personal account. Taking them a while to set it up but the webmail portion--email, calendar tasks and notebook is far superior to anything I have seen exchange OWA come up with.

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Lisa wrote
on Monday 14 November, 2011 at 22:10:47 UTC
I've been using Lotus Notes for 15 years. I can't imagine my life without it. It tracks everything for me, personal and work related. I can easily create personal databases for keeping track of documents and records. And the plugins give me direct access to all the tools I need, my social network, twitter, instant messaging, web meetings, activites. I have stock ticker in my tool bar and Lotus Notes even tells me the weather every morning. I can even make phone calls right from my client. I would have to launch 10 different software programs to do everything that Lotus Notes does.

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Stu wrote
on Saturday 12 November, 2011 at 08:51:16 UTC
Are you guys going to Lotusphere this year? Got my tshirt from last year will be wearing it loud & proud!

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ILoveLotusNotes wrote
on Tuesday 15 November, 2011 at 09:20:04 UTC
You should see / hear about what we are planning this year shortly... watch this space!

Any suggestions..??

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Thom wrote
on Thursday 10 November, 2011 at 11:46:34 UTC
Just download demo version of LN 8.5.2. Will not load because my system has no C: drive. How do I tell the software where to load over riding the preference for C: drive?

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Anand wrote
on Wednesday 09 November, 2011 at 07:13:47 UTC
Hi, I have been trying to connect to names.nsf (NAB) from .Net on a Win 7 platform but every time I try it, it throws an error. I am able to connect to other LN databases. The code works well on Win XP+Notes 8.0.2 combo but fails on Win7+8.5.2. Any suggestions??

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spoorti wrote
on Thursday 24 November, 2011 at 09:54:39 UTC
Hi Anand,
Have you got any solution on this issue? Even we are also facing the same issue for accessing names.nsf on LN 8.5.2
If you have any solution on this issue plz let us know.

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Ed wrote
on Tuesday 01 November, 2011 at 23:45:32 UTC
Lotus Notes 8.5.3 & the FREE Lotus Connection features are incredible... try it out!

Lotus Rock!!!

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seku wrote
on Monday 31 October, 2011 at 08:31:38 UTC
How are you. How is your work? I have been working Lotus domino since 2009. I knew Lotus notes all futures. I want to work Lotus notes developer ever people.

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Frank wrote
on Friday 28 October, 2011 at 07:29:45 UTC
Hi,
Does anyone know if a Domino server has the capability to capture all outgoing email addresses and then be able to provide them as a dynamic address fill in for users creating mail. Apparently this is available for Exchange.
Have some users migrated over from Exchange who want this capablitiy. Note-- This is not part of the Notes client email address capture, but to be server based.

thanks

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Adi wrote
on Monday 31 October, 2011 at 12:11:37 UTC
This facility is already present in Lotus Notes 8.5, though these names are stored locally, so whenever you have sent an email who is not in the address book get added in your local address book.

Marco Magallon wrote
on Tuesday 01 November, 2011 at 21:06:53 UTC
Yes, by default in Lotus Notes 8.5 the 'recent contacts' list located in the local names.nsf file captures all inbound and outbound email addresses dynamically.

Adi wrote
on Wednesday 02 November, 2011 at 06:50:40 UTC
For Server based email address capture, you have build a custom lotus application, which would capture the name and display.

Steve wrote
on Wednesday 02 November, 2011 at 09:27:43 UTC
But you would be recording ALL email addresses...business and personal...are you sure you want to actually do that?!

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BillyG wrote
on Thursday 06 October, 2011 at 20:49:06 UTC
I started my working career on Microsoft Outlook. Have spent my entire career to date just on Microsoft Outlook. I did get some exposure early on because Lotus Notes came bundled with OS/2. I hated it. I tried Lotus Notes on & off through the years. Hated it. These were brief encounters.

Now I finally ended up at a place that uses Lotus Notes on the side with Outlook for e-mail. Having been forced to use Lotus Notes & having some time to play with it to see what it can do, I've done a complete 360.

The mail is the weakest component, but I don't see it being more difficult to use than Outlook. In someways, easier. It's a mystery to me why we are wasting money on Outlook when we have Lotus Notes, especially since Lotus Notes came first here. (Ok, I know why, the head of IT is a MS trained guy and that's all he knows). I managed to wrangle Lotus Notes to do my corporate e-mail (shhhhh! don't tell IT!). Calendaring is a hit & miss thing since everyone else uses Outlook. But what else do I use Lotus Notes for?

Logbook: Absolutely wonderful having the Journal template. I keep a track of notes & other information about projects I work on. Just about anything. Outlook doesn't have something like this, comparable would be OneNote, which is extra. I've also tried Evernote and the open-source Keynote-NF. If I had this on a laptop or tablet, I'd throw away my paper notebook. One of the great features is I can link back to a particular e-mail or to any of our Lotus Notes databases.

Document Library: Again, a standard included template. I use it to keep track of all the documents I generate as well as any research papers or reference documents or pretty much anything I might need to get at again. I previously implemented something like this in MS Access or OpenOffice Base or Approach. To be fair, the big databases are more easily configured to have more features, but this is good enough. In fact, as I think about it, this template would've replaced a lot of the work at my previous company that used Sharepoint for a similar purpose, since Lotus Notes can let you circulate documents for review & approval, archive, etc.

Discussions: This has turned out to be great for our team collaborating on a project. Yes, our company has a Wiki, but it was a bit of a barrier to have people learn to use Wiki ML especially when we are heavy on images and tables. Lotus Notes works just like a word processor and we can link or attach files, images really easily. Plus it's obvious who wrote what & when. Some of my co-workers who have been here longer didn't even know Lotus Notes could do this so they're quite impressed. Plus, we could have Domino just serve it up as a web page as well.

Project Management: Yes, we use MS Project, I've also used OpenWorkbench, but I got also asked for a "light" way of tracking specific test cases & results. One option we are exploring is Lotus Notes "To-Do" list. We simply create a calendar for each piece of equipment that we are testing. It's so powerful/flexible that we could actually do this. I can have categories/subcategories which can be organized or viewed way better than Outlook Tasks. I can include or attach almost anything in the body of the To Do item, and of course I can link to other items in other Lotus Notes databases really easily. To be fair, it looks like I can make Outlook do most of this as well, but with a lot of custom form design and VB code, however, we are having a go of it and not looking great so far. Lotus Notes can handle this out-of-the-box. Also found a decent one on OpenNTF. If anyone knows of more, let me know. (Cost is an issue, since our IT is anti-Notes, unlikely I could purchase anything for Lotus Notes).

After wrapping my head around Lotus Notes and what it does and what it was meant to do, yes, I really love it. It helps me to be waaay more productive. Weakness is probably the sales/training guys who fail to communicate to customers what it is for. Considering what it does, what a business needs, it's a way better value for business than the equivalent MS solutions right now.

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chris boote wrote
on Friday 08 February, 2013 at 11:17:57 UTC
He has seen the light ... 8-)

Now all we need to do is get IBM marketing to go out and SELL our favourite software!

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Syam wrote
on Wednesday 05 October, 2011 at 08:36:46 UTC
Hi, i got problem with my LN. Can't open URL from email. When user click on url nothing happen. i already do the basic solution. Check preferences->web Browser >USe browser as default. Still nothing. If i use embedded browser then i can browse. Any other solution

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Achilles wrote
on Monday 31 October, 2011 at 12:28:00 UTC
Pls. provide error screenshot, so that it can be checked.

Billb wrote
on Thursday 03 November, 2011 at 18:54:18 UTC
Probably a relatively simple fix is this is your issue..

Go into your operating system (default Programs in the control panel in Win7) or your browser and Internet Options - PRograms - Set Programs (IE8) and choose the "Set program access and computer defaults" option.

Make sure IE or Firefox or whatever your choice of browser is has been selected as the default. You may have to try changing a few things to see if it has any impact.

Some of these options and the client's behavior will vary depending on your client version, operating system, etc... but I've seen this same behavior when a default was not set.

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Superdupont wrote
on Tuesday 04 October, 2011 at 09:21:40 UTC
Its just astonishing how Lotus Notes works pretty good on my machine. I would recommend it to anybody interested in a spiritual experience !

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Agamjot Singh wrote
on Saturday 01 October, 2011 at 12:45:03 UTC
Is there any way I can write and maintain comments on e-mails which I recieve on Lotus Notes?

Some kind of tag/comment/stickynote... where I record the context in which the mail was received and what needs to be done on it.

simplyagam@yahoo.com

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BillyG wrote
on Monday 03 October, 2011 at 21:21:09 UTC
I'm no expert, but here's some potentially cheap tricks:
You could "Categorize" the e-mail.
Or right click and go into Properties. In the <+> tab, write something in the "Description" field. It's not immediately obvious there's a note attached to it, but it works....

Lean van Heerden wrote
on Tuesday 04 October, 2011 at 03:51:56 UTC
If you double click on the mail it will place the e-mail in edit mode. You can then enter your comments and save the message.

You can also click on More->Copy Into New->ToDo to create a task from the message.

Ports wrote
on Tuesday 04 October, 2011 at 16:39:27 UTC
You could use Follow up Flags. When a message is highlighted you can click the flag icon which means the message is one you need to follow up. If you bring down the follow up menu and select "Add or Edit Flag" you can also write up follow up actions as well as set reminders or alarms as required

http://www.mrports.com/

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Gehil wrote
on Friday 23 September, 2011 at 09:04:26 UTC
... maybe Lotus Notes could be called the most underrated and misunderstood piece of Desktop software.

Whereas Outlook is given away for free with every single Windows PC, Lotus Notes usually appears only in the corporate environment. Very few (non-IT professionals) really understand what Lotus Notes & Domino can do for them and how easy that is (if one knows how to avoid the pitfalls).

The most common complaint that I've heard in my 17 years with Lotus Notes is "Notes is soooo non-Microsoft". Well that's an indication of quality, since useability never was a main concern of MS in the first place. It is a little bit as if someone was sitting in an airplane cockpit complaining "this is soooo non-car".

While the rest of the world seems to be moving towards SharePoint, Websphere, J2EE, RubyOnRails etc. I am still amazed how easy it is to create a new Lotus Notes application in a day using Domino designer & server...

I manage my private correspondence, my taxes, my bank statements with Notes. I wrote a little Domino app that allows me to check my lottery ticket for that big win.

I replicate two desktop PC's and two notebooks via one Domino server. and keep all my private and professional emails (three different accounts) since 2002 accessible and fulltext searchable there.

http://www.gehil.de

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BillB wrote
on Thursday 03 November, 2011 at 18:28:13 UTC
I've worked with Lotus Notes/Domino since 1995 and know it quite well from an Administrative (Infrastructure and Mail routing and everything in between...) and one thought I've had MANY times is...

Why don't they (IBM!) just package up a nice mail client for public consumption. It could be a dumbed down a bit and geared towards mail only, no other applications. Don't do anything web based and you should make some slick wizards to let users connect to their POP or IMAP mail accounts. Let the masses play with it, tear it apart, recommend improvements. Give them all your best features, explain how you can make messages appear in tabs or fly out in new windows.

Why not let the average person have a chance to use this just like Outlook Express, Firefox or any of the other free mail clients? Then when they go to work for a Notes shop it's not culture shock.

Why do you think people in Notes shops complain when they first come on board? Because this is new to them.

Not to mention people have a certain amount of disdain for the giants in industry at times, everyone (sometimes unfairly) bashes microsoft so they 'd be eager to play with something that ISN'T Microsoft based.

It's just a thought.. and one I wish they'd done years ago because it seems my place of work is moving on to MS based products soon for mail and applications. Welcome to a nightmare... (Anyone need some consulting work done? I can spot issues and fix 'em from a mile away.. .further if you can let me VPN in to your environment and work remotely!)

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BillyG wrote
on Tuesday 20 September, 2011 at 17:33:59 UTC
I hated Lotus Notes, but new job forced me to use it. Now that I have time to settle in and discover what it can do, I love it. I even use it for corporate e-mail (shhhh! don't tell IT I'm not using Outlook!). There are so many useful things it can do, I want to use it as home as well.
One thing I can't figure out is how to have it gracefully handle multiple e-mail accounts. I don't prefer everything in one Inbox, but more importantly, my reply has to look like it came from the appropriate account. My only "trick" so far is to switch locations for different account, but the catch here is that if I'm in the "wrong" location and reply to an e-mail from another location, it will still send with the "wrong" e-mail. Any tips???

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Irv wrote
on Friday 30 September, 2011 at 14:18:01 UTC
Hello, I believe an easier way to incorporate multiple accounts/email address (sent from) will be present in Lotus Notes 8.5.3, being released next week.

http://planetlotus.org/profiles/darren-duke_91010

BillyG wrote
on Friday 07 October, 2011 at 20:19:10 UTC
I don't see it. There's nothing obvious in the description, so I downloaded the 8.5.3 trial, but I couldn't find anything that helps.

What was it you had in mind that could ease the pain for multiple e-mail accounts?

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Steve Doig wrote
on Monday 29 August, 2011 at 06:32:19 UTC
A Lotus Notes 8.5 user gets:

Not a sub or function name NAMESORTVIEWPO

I refreshed the design but the problem remains. Ideas?

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ilovelotusnotes wrote
on Saturday 03 September, 2011 at 15:25:24 UTC
Open your Inbox
Select Actions - Folder - Upgrade Folder Design

After you complete the process, close/reopen mail. This should fix your problem.

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/nd85forum.nsf/dba3ca7e515d55ff85256a0700727b35/cd70d2d5dd340ce98525779900529a8a?OpenDocument

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Matt wrote
on Wednesday 17 August, 2011 at 23:45:33 UTC
Can anyone tell me what the "S" column is for in LN 8.5.3? It wasn't there in 8.5.2, and I am searching all over for someone who can tell me what it is supposed to before.

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Matt wrote
on Thursday 18 August, 2011 at 14:11:56 UTC
That doesn't make any sense, does it?

I am searching all over for someone who can tell me what the is supposed to be.

Ste wrote
on Thursday 18 August, 2011 at 14:14:47 UTC
Can you give us a bit more info?...where is this column?!

Matt wrote
on Thursday 18 August, 2011 at 15:00:17 UTC
In 8.5.3, it's available to the Inbox, Drafts, Sent and All Documents views, not in any other folders. The default position is to the right of the Size column.

Matt wrote
on Thursday 18 August, 2011 at 17:17:17 UTC
I have somewhat of an answer: it is apparently something specific to the version of LN IBM distributes to employees.

I got brave and opened LN in Domino Designer. I found that the "S" column is a formula which looks at the subject line and returns a values if the words "Confidential" or "IBM Confidential" are present. There's also something about whether it is a response or forwarded.

Don't have it fully figured out yet. I sent myself a note marked IBM Confidential, responded to it and also forwarded it to myself, and I still don't see anything in that column.

Ben wrote
on Monday 21 November, 2011 at 23:00:23 UTC
What's the column formula then? Understanding what it means will definitely help :)

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John wrote
on Wednesday 17 August, 2011 at 13:22:07 UTC
Is it true you cannot have single word email address in Lotus Notus? i.e I cannot have john@smith.com?? Is there any official documentation about this?

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JTF wrote
on Wednesday 17 August, 2011 at 13:48:31 UTC
Hi John,
This isn't true :) I've had myname@domain.com for over a decade now ;)

I doubt there's any documentation explicitly stating this; the Domino docs simply state "enter an email address" ->

http://www-12.lotus.com/ldd/doc/domino_notes/rnext/help6_admin.nsf/f4b82fbb75e942a6852566ac0037f284/39010a286bd5465285256c1d003919fa?OpenDocument

Any valid email address that conforms to the SMTP RFC standards should be fine, perhaps excluding "%" characters which are special to Domino.

The default format is FirstNameLastName@domain.com - but you can simply edit the internet address in the person document and set it to whatever you want.

Billb wrote
on Thursday 03 November, 2011 at 19:01:03 UTC
John,

JTf has this right, it's not true, however what you may be running into are some issues with unique names and some old school logic.

For example a few versions ago if you had 20 John's in your office all with unique last names and one laid claim to john@smith.com, well, the server would not find that name to be very unique.

I did some extensive testing after we acquired a new company and domain and integrated them into our environement that I was able to have the same single name sent uniquely between two domains.. since that made little sense..

Chris Jones - jones.com
Chris Smith - smith.com

Both exists in the main NAB. Each wants chris@<theirdomain>.com for an address.

All I had to do was ensure that their internet address field in the person document had the unique address and it routed fine.

Some of how your mail routes will depend on your server configuration documents and your domain configuration, but it certainly can be done!

Devon wrote
on Tuesday 22 November, 2011 at 17:44:40 UTC
It is not true....You can have any eamil address you want .... as long as int comfrms to SMTP RFC Standards.

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KenD wrote
on Thursday 11 August, 2011 at 16:13:09 UTC
New to LN, does anyone know if LN has a 'Notes' feature as in Outlook?

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NotesUser wrote
on Monday 15 August, 2011 at 15:37:25 UTC
That'll be the Journal / Notebook. You should have Mail, Calendar, Notebook, Contacts, ToDo. Just click on your Open bar and you should see them.

KenD wrote
on Thursday 25 August, 2011 at 10:55:52 UTC
Thanks Have managed to find the 'Notebook' tab on the 'Home' page and created a database for my 'Notes'

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BT wrote
on Tuesday 09 August, 2011 at 18:08:00 UTC
I think IBM is not promoting notes when we compare them with other products. When we attend any strategy meetings with business folks, they talk and compare Domino with Exchange. But the fact remains Exchange is way too from Domino and it is just meant for messaging. Why IBM is never thinking to position Domino as a application platform. With XPAGES I think it is possible and atleast we developer community should take care of our bread winner for past 2 decades

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Nikhil wrote
on Monday 19 September, 2011 at 09:58:29 UTC
I absolutely agree with this...

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HKM-ABB wrote
on Tuesday 02 August, 2011 at 21:50:24 UTC
Looking for some help with Lotus Notes 8.5 Themes. I would like to change the Theme, but there are only a couple to choose from. Would anyone know where or how to make more?

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Steve wrote
on Wednesday 21 September, 2011 at 17:17:19 UTC
I am looking into this as well.
Drop me an email and we can discuss
sdp1793-noteshelp at yahoo dot com

Matt wrote
on Thursday 22 September, 2011 at 10:25:55 UTC
Hi there,

There are a 4 new themes that you can download from OpenNTF: http://www.openntf.org/projects/pmt.nsf/ProjectLookup/Themes%20for%20Lotus%20Notes

To install, unzip the file, then unzip the Theme_updatesite.zip inside it (zip within a zip, why?!) to c:\themes or somewhere.

Now click the 'Getting Started with Widgets' button in Notes (the Jigsaw piece) and select 'Features and Plugins'. Click Next and put in the URL as file:///c:\\themes\\site.xml (note the odd slashes) and click Load. Select the only option and finish. It should pop up with a prompt (after a short wait) to say it's installing. When complete, restart your Notes client and you should have them in Preferences.

To see how these themes are made, browse the folder where you unzipped to and look for the folder 'plugins'. Make a copy of the .JAR file in there and rename it to a .ZIP so you can open it up.
There's a 'themes' folder in there that contains the 4 new themes. All they are are .CSS files so you can make your own in a similar way.
When you've made your own CSS file, put them inside this .ZIP file, open the 'plugin.xml' file that's also in there, add a line for your new theme (copy an existing one and change it) then finally rename the .ZIP back to a .JAR and you should be done. Now install as before.

Alternatively, you can create your own graphics for the workspace (which kind of gives you a theme) but it's not a complete makeover, more of a skin. You can find details of this (and an example skin) at the link below...

You can also combine the 2 methods above to give you one of the selected themes with a custom workspace and icons.

Cheers,
Matt

http://blog.panagenda.com/pub/panablog.nsf/D6Plinks/FLOR-7DRBHC

Anthony Crasto wrote
on Wednesday 12 September, 2012 at 12:40:05 UTC
Can I install themes on Lotus note for Mac OSX mountain lion as well?

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Magnus Toth wrote
on Sunday 17 July, 2011 at 18:25:24 UTC
I am the product manager for NotesF1 To Do. NotesF1 To Do is an iPhone (iOS) app that provides syncing capabilities for Notes To Do's and it uses Lotus Traveler server which means that no other software is needed on the server side.

This is currently the only app supports syncing of To Do's from an iPhone.

Check it out at App Store.

http://apps.cikado.com

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JamesG wrote
on Monday 18 July, 2011 at 21:14:04 UTC
Thanks for the info I have really missed this functionality in my iPhone and iPad. Good job!

Roky King wrote
on Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 05:54:16 UTC
I have actually purchased this application and it works incredibly well for being a first release. Nice, Slick interface as well. Only downside is because it uses iNotes to connect to tasks their is no reminders! ( Yet ) :)

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Dave45 wrote
on Thursday 30 June, 2011 at 15:37:45 UTC
Does any other product handle replication as well as Lotus Notes? I am aware of other application suppliers quietly dropping replication features based on Microsoft's replication... not every multi-office firm can afford fat fibre data connections and Notes replication is a great solution for thin connections.

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Gehil wrote
on Friday 23 September, 2011 at 09:12:57 UTC
You can can replicate Lotus Notes apps between different operating systems (MacOS, Linux, Windows XP/Vista/7) and different Lotus Notes / Domino versions.

You can replicate the app design / programming as well as the app content. Replcation can be compressed & encrypted over the network.

No, there is no other application platform that provides replication the way Lotus Notes / Domino does it.

chris boote wrote
on Friday 08 February, 2013 at 09:34:49 UTC
Well, there is one...

It's called RETAIN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RETAIN

And it's 37m lines of executable code, and runs on 16 S/370 mainframes

I love Lotus Notes
I love being a geek
8-)

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Dave45 wrote
on Thursday 30 June, 2011 at 15:21:08 UTC
I love Lotus Notes too but how do I make it work properly on a Terminal Server?

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Ed wrote
on Thursday 07 July, 2011 at 11:36:24 UTC
I worked on this many years ago, but remember that I had to install a Notes client on each user's workspace on the terminal server.

ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Thursday 07 July, 2011 at 12:44:01 UTC
Lotus Notes works fine on server 2008 terminal services. We have deployments on Notes 8.5 of over 40 users with just one Notes install (with a script to create data folders on log in etc).

ITholics wrote
on Friday 08 July, 2011 at 12:53:50 UTC
Exactly, we also deployed Lotus many times on Terminal Server with just one installation.
Greetings

Stefan wrote
on Thursday 18 August, 2011 at 10:48:38 UTC
Here https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21265898 you will find the instructions.

Peter wrote
on Wednesday 24 August, 2011 at 07:33:07 UTC
We map a drive H on the a server and the notes data file is installed to H:\Notes\
We copy the notes.ini file to this data file and setup the shortcut to notes to "C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Notes\notes.exe" =h:\Notes\Notes.ini
Delete the notes.ini file from the terminal server and it has worked this way for around 15 years now.

Cheers

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Ed wrote
on Wednesday 29 June, 2011 at 16:06:55 UTC
Has anyone succeeded in syncing a Windows Phone 7 device with Lotus Notes via Notes Traveler? I know WP7 is not yet officially supported by Traveler, but I have managed to get a Palm Pre to sync with it, and I know some other people got a Nokia N900 to sync

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Nick wrote
on Tuesday 16 August, 2011 at 17:55:05 UTC
No dice, have been trying for months to get it to work. Can't even get IBM support to answer the question if it's even on the radar

Sam wrote
on Wednesday 17 August, 2011 at 10:02:57 UTC
Nick - what's your scenario? Are you adopting W7 in your enterprise? Doing a proof of concept? A single end user? IBM did a informal survey of customers a month or two ago, and not one company was actively looking at W7. When there is need for W7 support, you will see W7 support. Until then, probably not.

Siva wrote
on Friday 14 October, 2011 at 18:58:38 UTC
WP7 doesn't support ActiveSync but webOS does, that's the reason traveler not working in WP7. Also WP7 doesn't support Exchange 2003 properly..it needs 2010 and above. Still wondering why active sync support was removed in WP7...I was hoping it will be added back in Mango.

Angie wrote
on Thursday 16 May, 2013 at 09:31:02 UTC
Meanwhile you can try Awesync software (www.awesync.com) to sync WP7 with Notes via Google.

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Amir wrote
on Thursday 23 June, 2011 at 14:13:59 UTC
im new in lotus and domino and looking for good forum

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Rony wrote
on Saturday 18 June, 2011 at 01:37:56 UTC
Hi! one thing I use from Lotus Notes, is the "Follow Up" option:

http://runakay.blogspot.com/2011/06/using-follow-up-in-lotus-notes.html

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Murray wrote
on Thursday 09 June, 2011 at 15:44:35 UTC
Have been working with Notes & Domino since 1997 -- remember the buzz around the 4.6 release !

I/we have developed a small collection of Web enabled "apps" for SME's which some of you may find of interest. We also host them for the SME.

http://oakmont.co.uk/OakmontBusinessServicesSME.htm

http://oakmont.co.uk

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Eddie wrote
on Monday 06 June, 2011 at 15:14:28 UTC
I work with a company that sells solutions for Lotus Notes, and I use it at my station. It has such a charm to it, all the capabilities. For a big company, it still looks like a good bit. I use Google at home, and it encourages me to get in so many bad habits.

http://www.avabiz.com

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Gaurav Daga wrote
on Sunday 29 May, 2011 at 07:16:01 UTC
I could not see a most required feature: For setting default font setting of Emails. Every time I had to choose the font for outgoing mails.. really frustrating.
Can anybody please help?

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Eugene Ishchenko wrote
on Tuesday 13 September, 2011 at 19:16:32 UTC
For Eclipse (Java) interface:
While in your Mail application open "New -> Message". In that window, type a sample word/string and then select. Change it's font settings, so that they meet your default font settings. Then, with that string selected open the "Text" menu and select the "Set Current Font as Mail Default" item. Notes will prompt about the change, where you should answer positively. You're done! :) Hope this helps

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polymorph wrote
on Thursday 26 May, 2011 at 15:37:36 UTC
We are currently recruiting. We are looking for a solid Lotus Notes application developer to be based in Cheshire, UK (permanent role). Any Java / .Net skills an advantage. If you are interested, please email careers@polymorph.co.uk for more info. Many thanks.

http://www.polymorph.co.uk

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The Notesman wrote
on Thursday 26 May, 2011 at 16:49:45 UTC
Fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. Great company and excellent prospects. Pity I'm tied up....

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Wal Webster wrote
on Thursday 26 May, 2011 at 15:18:30 UTC
I'm sold.

With a spare machine, and well and truly over the whole Windows thing, starting from scratch, I set out yesterday (from a position of almost total ignorance about the product) to determine whether Ubuntu Linux was ready for prime time yet. I'd downloaded and burned a 10.10 CD, and it very effectively resuscitated a decidedly-moribund XP machine, in very short order.

From the start, I was very taken with the user interface, "out of the box", and really delighted that it solved the issues I'd been expecting to have with my wireless network adapter card about 20 minutes before I was ready to roll my sleeves up and tackle the problem. That was yesterday.

Today I started thinking "could it be that at last I have an affordable platform for non-profits?", and I seriously think I do. The icing on the cake would be the ability to run a Notes client on it, where I can drive some stand-alone Notes database applications that I built and am already using for my own favourite charity.

Before I could even ask that question, though, Ubuntu refreshed itself (with my consent) because it seems I just got my release 10.10 installed in time for 11.04 ("Natty Narwhal" to 10.10's "Maverick Meerkat", in the style of Ubuntu's offerings) to come along. NOT small -- some 300+Mb of download, but not an issue, either, because in the time it took me to go away and have my lunch, it had been downloaded, installed, and re-started. Sweatlessly. (How cool is this?!?!?)

Well, by this afternoon, I was ready to go looking for a Notes download, and found it quickly enough. To lay my cards on the table, I've been in the game long enough to know that I really don't want to know any more about Linux internals than I ever needed to know about Windows. Don't get me wrong -- I've more than proven myself capable of mastering the technical intricacies of software in the past, and while I know it's a real buzz to be the real boss of the box, I just don't really need that sort of fulfillment these days.

I went looking for some install instructions, and frankly couldn't easily see what I needed on IBM's impenetrable website, though I'm sure it's there somewhere. The few blogs that I skimmed effectively said, "it's dead easy, all you need do is enter this 570-odd-character command string, and Bob's your father's brother!" I wasn't too reassured, either, to see that no-one addressed the specific combination I was interested in, namely the 8.5.2 client for 32-bit Linux on Ubuntu 11.04, but it was at least acknowledged that it was too early for that.

Well, I guess I'm now THE authority, though there's really nothing to know. I downloaded the "tar" (400+Mb) while I was away from my desk feeding the dogs, and came back to find the contents nicely itemized. Wasn't altogether clear what was what, but the 306Mb piece HAD to be the Notes client, so I just did a bit of double-clicking, and the install process launched itself.

AND IT WORKED!!!

(very swiftly, too, compared to a Windows install.)

A bit of setup and validation, and I've already opened and used my primary database, which I'd loaded onto the machine yesterday.

My congratulations to everyone (else) who made my experience so enjoyably possible. And my condolences to everyone who's on an earlier platform. I know I'm the tourist that a former boss of mine had in mind when he said, "You know how you can tell the pioneers from the tourists? They're the ones with the arrows in their backs ..."

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errm ... Wal Webster again wrote
on Tuesday 07 June, 2011 at 02:48:13 UTC
One small reminder of the good ol' days -- next morning, Ubuntu 11.04 "failed to thrive", as they say. In fact, it hung at boot, and couldn't be persuaded to start ("oh, the old frozen-mouse bug", the forums said ...)..

The good news is that a total refresh over the original 10.10 base, re-installed from a standing start, appears to have been a mere formality.

John Dillon wrote
on Tuesday 28 June, 2011 at 07:10:24 UTC
I played with Domino on Ubuntu back around Ubuntu 7.04 on a pre-Y2K Gateway home unit: 256 MB of RAM, P3-900 processor, etc.... you know, OLD hardware.

Ubuntu ran great right out the box. I added Apache as web server. It worked. I added CUPS as a print server. It worked. I added Domino 7. It worked.

Amazing!

More recently I found a great guide to installing Domino on top of Ubuntu and saw that it works even better than when on ancient hardware.

I've got it replicating with a Windows-based Domino box, and all the other usual stuff. It ALL works.

Good work, IBM! I sing your praises in all my classes (I'm an occasional college professor.)

http://searchdomino.techtarget.com/tutorial/Build-a-complete-Lotus-Domino-85-server-for-400?asrc=EM_NLT_9299984&track=NL-598&ad=726826&

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Karen Hooper wrote
on Monday 23 May, 2011 at 13:23:38 UTC
I am a passionate Lotus Notes person, so much so that I wrote a Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide...you can get it on Amazon. There is also a Lite version that includes 3 chapters, Interface, Mail and Mail Tools.

http://www.amazon.com/IBM-Lotus-Notes-User-Guide/dp/1849680205

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pehr L? wrote
on Wednesday 20 July, 2011 at 18:26:29 UTC
Inform me please Psa@city.dk

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treay wrote
on Thursday 19 May, 2011 at 12:40:07 UTC
Another plus - Female Notes admins are usually much hotter then their Exchange counterparts!!!

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Somebody wrote
on Wednesday 01 June, 2011 at 09:38:30 UTC
Show examples;-)!

wrote
on Friday 17 June, 2011 at 00:15:34 UTC
Pics or it didnt happen

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James D wrote
on Thursday 19 May, 2011 at 10:23:27 UTC
Hi There,

I am fairly new to Lotus notes and I know it sounds like a small thing - but I hoping one of you can help

Can you get Lotus notes to remember your previously entered email address' like you can in that microsoft version that we dont mention :)

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Dave S. wrote
on Friday 20 May, 2011 at 12:09:06 UTC
Hi James,

Yes there is, in Lotus Notes we have something called "Recent contacts" in you address book.

You can enable this feature in your Lotus Notes preferences (file --> preferences --> contacts)

Greetz,
Dave

Dik wrote
on Wednesday 22 June, 2011 at 11:49:32 UTC
This is really a comment on the solution given by Dave S...
I'm new to Notes and I find it clunky compared to Outlook. Having to type in commonly used email addresses is just one example, so I was delighted to find a way to avoid this. Unfortunately the Notes implementation at my new employer does not include a Contacts option under File -> Preferences. Are there any other ways to achieve the same thing?

Dave wrote
on Thursday 29 September, 2011 at 21:41:29 UTC
You would need Lotus Notes 8 or greater for this feature.

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Hrushikesh P wrote
on Friday 13 May, 2011 at 15:15:28 UTC
The Lotus notes is an excellent software provided by IBM and perfectly suitable for office environment.
The features are uncountable!!!!!!!!
We can develop almost any type of application in notes within less effort and if the same application tries to build in another technology it take huge number of efforts.
Thanks to IBM Lotus notes

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Dave Hay wrote
on Saturday 07 May, 2011 at 20:56:11 UTC
Lotus Notes 8.5.3 CD4 on Ubuntu 11.04 with the oh-so-nice Unity desktop, looking good, looking VERY good

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Murray Sinclair wrote
on Thursday 05 May, 2011 at 04:44:02 UTC
After 20 years of using and developing in Lotus Notes, I still love it.
It has survived many challenges from dishonest competitors to terrible marketing. It's still one of the best solution platforms around.

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jhenie wrote
on Friday 15 July, 2011 at 02:12:35 UTC
wow!
Great to to hear!

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Per Andersen wrote
on Saturday 30 April, 2011 at 06:09:40 UTC
Perfect with some advocates for Lotus Notes. Love it - been working since 1991 version 2......What makes Notes great is all the different apps and add-ons you can get. So what about a Signature Solution - get Crossware Mail Signature - come and see us at UKLUG in Manchester. Get a free trial http://www.crossware.co.nz/cmsdownload

http://www.crossware.co.nz

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Akash wrote
on Tuesday 19 April, 2011 at 08:19:16 UTC
Can anyone please help me with installing lotus notes client. Lotus Notes Server has been installed on 10.71.1.10 server IP.

Now I want to install Lotus Notes 8.0.2 on Client PCs. I need to know where to store the .id files (in server or client).

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Stuart McRae wrote
on Tuesday 19 April, 2011 at 14:12:17 UTC
You have multiple choices. The traditional way was to distribute the ID file on a floppy disk (guess that would be a USB key, shared file or web mail, now) for the user to provide at the appropriate point at the install process. The easiest way is to deploy ID Vault in Notes 8.5 - then the client will automatically retrieve it when needed (and you just need to tell the user the password to specify initially).

http://www.smcrae.com

wrote
on Tuesday 19 April, 2011 at 18:04:16 UTC
Thanks for the response Stuart,

But, Is there any place where I can be spoon-fed to install Lotus Notes Client. Any Video or other alternate.

Akash wrote
on Wednesday 20 April, 2011 at 06:25:00 UTC
Hey Stuart, Any update or assistance possible for me!

Murray wrote
on Thursday 05 May, 2011 at 04:40:19 UTC
Hi Akash,
Try this video on YT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n-Ayc8_7h4

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Nigel Dawson wrote
on Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 14:22:28 UTC
Great idea to highlight things Notes does well, particularly with 8.5.2, features such as saving email as eml files which is even better with the File navigator widget so you can drag & drop an email from your inbox to a folder on your C: drive

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Lina Farr wrote
on Thursday 14 April, 2011 at 08:55:05 UTC
Very well organised event today - well done Polymorph! Lotus was proud to be the centre of attention and thanks to all our customers for attending LCTY! Can't wait until the next one...

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TheNotesMan wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 20:45:02 UTC
Lotusphere says it all. What an amazing event. It's like one big family. It is one of the many reasons I LOVE LOTUS NOTES.

The other is you can deliver a full collaborative, workflow enabled and secure business application in a fifth of the time it would take with microsoft !

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James Lovell wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 13:21:40 UTC
A very enjoyable day at LCTY. Lots of exciting new stuff coming from Lotus...

http://www.csiltd.co.uk

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spradders wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 13:19:42 UTC
Having a great day talking to all sorts of organisations about the cool way they're using Lotus software.... fantastic stuff at the Polymorph LCTY event.

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Bob Naismith wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 13:18:04 UTC
Notes supports our business and helps my customers get real return from their investment.

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TheNotesMan wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 12:39:48 UTC
Brilliant event, same again next year !
Well done Polymorph !!

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Emma wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 11:38:32 UTC
J'adore Lotus Notes xxx mmmwwwa

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Mary Kelly wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 11:30:53 UTC
I love lotus and it nice to see so many people agree with me here at LCTY in Warrington

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Gill Nunn wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 11:29:07 UTC
Great event - LCTY 2011 - thanks Polymorph

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Dip Patel wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 11:27:31 UTC
Great event at LCTY in Warrington, UK. Well organised by Polymorph, thank you

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Kathryn Payne wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 11:10:44 UTC
having an amazing time an Lotusphere Comes to You - brilliant event - follow the tweets for more feedback and looking forward to seeing you there next year!

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jhen wrote
on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 at 08:29:55 UTC
Sad sad.. Microsoft is really fighting again Lotus Notes.... Please promote Lotus notes more!!!

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ACT! for Lotus Notes wrote
on Friday 08 April, 2011 at 18:38:05 UTC
An example of the new and improved search capabilities in ACT for Lotus Notes

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Andrzej Szmyt (Epacta SI) wrote
on Friday 08 April, 2011 at 10:51:19 UTC
KANBAN board in IBM Lotus Notes.
Easy way to manage your tasks.
Powered by xpages.

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Trisha Hazarika wrote
on Thursday 07 April, 2011 at 14:49:25 UTC
Lotus Notes is so cool - only when you use it - you know it !! :)

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Erich Geissbuehler wrote
on Tuesday 05 April, 2011 at 09:53:45 UTC
Greetings to all Lotus Notes users and lovers.

I am Working with Lotus Notes since 1999 from version 3.x. I am a great lover of Lotus Notes. I can't really understand why people are saying it sucks, SharePoint should be better and faster. I believe because they have less knowledge of lotus notes and no idea for groupware.

Love You :-)

http://www.btag.ch

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Abdul Raheem wrote
on Friday 01 April, 2011 at 19:42:05 UTC
Lotus Notes is a very simplified application development platform that can fullfill all IT needs of any small to medium size organisation. As well as fullfill at least 30% of IT needs of any large size organisation.

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Joe Singer wrote
on Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 13:49:22 UTC
New version of ACT! for Notes...phase 2 coming this summer will be done in Xpages

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Jyotiprakash Mohanty wrote
on Saturday 26 March, 2011 at 02:39:16 UTC
I love Lotus Notes because of it's Rapid Application Development capabilities. Develop once and runs everywhere.

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Thursday 17 March, 2011 at 23:24:56 UTC
We will be at the UK's premier post Lotusphere event, Lotusphere Comes to You on 13th April 2011 - if you are going come see us & post live on to I Love Lotus Notes at the event!

Hope to see you there..!

http://www.LCTY.co.uk

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Episode 3 - training is a MUST when deploying ACT for Lotus Notes wrote
on Monday 28 February, 2011 at 17:58:43 UTC
The most important aspect of deploying software is user adoption. User Adoption can only happen when the users are given direction on how to use the application and are trained as to how to use the system in a uniform way

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Episode 2 - Now that you have purchased ACT for NOtes....what now? wrote
on Wednesday 16 February, 2011 at 19:22:47 UTC
There are many items to consider when you deploy ACT for Lotus Notes....enjoy!!!!

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Epacta SI wrote
on Tuesday 15 February, 2011 at 13:37:04 UTC
IBM Lotus Notes & Siemens phone central office integrated...

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Joe Singer wrote
on Friday 11 February, 2011 at 14:37:04 UTC
Is ACT! for Lotus Notes right for your organization?

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Jeni wrote
on Friday 11 February, 2011 at 08:34:20 UTC
I'm also a lotus developer--just 1 year...Please promote lotus notes more....!

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Jens wrote
on Wednesday 02 March, 2011 at 13:43:39 UTC
Great .... new people in the communitiy are fresh blood for an excellent environment

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Pat Sawyer wrote
on Tuesday 08 February, 2011 at 19:07:01 UTC
Thanks to the ilovelotusnotes.net guys. We need more evangelists like you. Also thanks to the ilovelotusnotes.net guys for the t-Shirt. Yes I did wear it on the Wed night party.

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Tuesday 08 February, 2011 at 19:18:28 UTC
thank Pat! much appreciated. glad you like the t-shirt!

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friend of alan wrote
on Saturday 05 February, 2011 at 12:23:25 UTC
does anyone know if alan found any single IT girls at lotusphere?!

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polymorph wrote
on Saturday 29 January, 2011 at 21:19:21 UTC
we've created a video showing the salvation army's use of our lotus notes based help desk product across the world. we love lotus notes...and it looks like the salvation army does too!!

http://www.helpdeskpro.co.uk

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Thomas Kuchenbrod wrote
on Sunday 06 February, 2011 at 13:28:52 UTC
Is this really Sarah Palin ? =;-)

Pettrie @ ilionx wrote
on Thursday 26 May, 2011 at 20:42:53 UTC
Yes they use Lotus Notes, see this link also: (it is in dutch)
Leger Des Heils en ilionx winnaar IBM Company Challenge

http://www.ilionx.com/nieuws/9852/

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Friday 28 January, 2011 at 17:43:53 UTC
Are you going to Lotusphere 2011..? If so, follow us on twitter and pick up your free I Love Lotus Notes T-shirt...!!

See you in Orlando..!!

http://twitter.com/ILoveLotusNotes

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Mike P wrote
on Wednesday 26 January, 2011 at 08:46:45 UTC
I'm a web developer by training but when I started using Notes (with R5 training, then progressed to R7) everything changed. Where else can you get a fully-functional web application with an enterprise database backend in under a few hours? Sweet.

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Julian wrote
on Tuesday 25 January, 2011 at 17:22:09 UTC
Hello Guys
I need to take lot 952 exam certification, I was browsing on internet and I found too many test guide preparation. I need to chose the best one, any recommendations ? thanks a lot

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Cal wrote
on Wednesday 26 January, 2011 at 14:49:06 UTC
We've always used 'CertFX' for practice questions and found them to be a very close reflection of the actual tests in almost all exams!

http://www.certfx.com/p-221-lot-952-ibm-lotus-notes-domino-85-application-development-fundamentals.aspx

Kittie wrote
on Thursday 31 March, 2011 at 21:43:08 UTC
I had used the CertFX tests in the past and they were fine. However the 8.x and 8.5 tests were awful. Both SysAdmin and Dev tests were 'off', had wrong answers, etc. Both myself and our developer ended up purchasing practice tests from examsheets and other vendors that were much more helpful. Very disappointed in CertFX.

Anyone else have similar issues?

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steve wrote
on Monday 24 January, 2011 at 10:37:26 UTC
Short clip from Lotusphere 2010 opening session - just a few people there!!!

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Victor wrote
on Monday 24 January, 2011 at 07:43:45 UTC
Well I really like Lotus Notes. I been with 5 different Multi National company and all of them use Lotus Notes :P I can't really understand why people are saying it sucks?? But for the point of view as desk worker, I really love it!!!

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Jhenie wrote
on Friday 11 February, 2011 at 09:25:15 UTC
I agree with you.. Some people say it sucks..i believe because they have less knowledge of lotus notes

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IT support wrote
on Friday 21 January, 2011 at 00:31:53 UTC
Lotusphere starts in 10 days!

http://www.affordableseofl.com

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Mobile Admin is Now on SALE !!! wrote
on Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 16:52:37 UTC
I love Lotus Notes so much. And also I love my BlackBerry with Lotus Notes Mails :))

So I developed an application for both of them and waiting for you my friends ... I hope, you like it ...

For most Lotus Domino Admin & Developers, life saver, Mobile A

http://www.blackberrytool.com

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Ken Haggman wrote
on Friday 07 January, 2011 at 07:57:16 UTC
For all the Lotus Notes developers out there - NotesHound is now free!
You get 18 tools absolutely free.
Some of the tools are really useful to administrators as well.

http://noteshound.com

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steve wrote
on Thursday 06 January, 2011 at 14:07:58 UTC
IBM have added full colour images for Notes workspace icons in Lotus Notes version 8.5.2 (finally) - thanks IBM, you took your time, but I'm glad you've done it!

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Rocky Bevins wrote
on Thursday 06 January, 2011 at 06:54:52 UTC
I've been a lotus developer since v6, and it is a very capable platform. The real issues tend to be poor development and design. Most complaints concern the GUI, and those issues are nearly gone thanks to 8.5 -- and with web access could be avoided in the first place.

Doclinks, speed of development, better email, a vBasic subset, JAVA, xpages, backed by IBM, replication, test of time, security! I love lotus notes.

http://www.lexingtondesigner.com

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Nagarajan PV wrote
on Saturday 01 January, 2011 at 12:15:17 UTC
Seasons Greetings to all Lotus Notes users and lovers.

I am Working with Lotus Notes since 1999 from version 4.x. I am a great lover of Lotus Notes especially for its capability in terms of coming up with an application quickly.

http://www.csscorp.com

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Oliver wrote
on Wednesday 29 December, 2010 at 18:33:05 UTC
Hello there!
I am very split concerning Lotus Notes and the whole stuff besides, but if it comes to web techs Notes is still a great product. Though i am currently struggeling with C&S this platform offers a lot more than only just mail & stuff.
Why do not check out our company driven website jNotes, featuring topics all around Notes and Java and a lot more. Sorry, this is in German only, but driven by a CMS on Lotus Notes - which I developed myself ;-)
Hope to see you!
Wish you a wonderful start to 2011!
p.s.: please do not use fireworks, only watch others wasting their money ;-)

http://www.jnotes.de

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Philippe Abadie wrote
on Wednesday 29 December, 2010 at 12:49:44 UTC
Hi, I worked on Lotus Notes version 2.0 since late 1991 in Monterrey - Mexico. Since then I love to date him, because of its speed, simplicity and harmony, to develop simple or complex applications thereby delivering critical applications and remarkable customer they have on the lot of satisfaction because they can meet their objectives and concerns. During these years I have developed in different technologies such as J2EE,. Net, Sharepoint and IT architecture, but still prefer for everything I've mentioned Lotus Notes. Today I have my own company in Santiago de Chile, I service all of these technologies and I am happy to have one of Chile's most important customers in the financial area and has won awards for Innovation, and still using Lotus Notes from 1995, thanks to our efforts and overall strategic partnership with them, with 10,500 users! Thanks for making a product like this, with so many applications for business and add each year enabling technologies and integrate with all new technological trends!

http://www.philippeabadie.com

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AD wrote
on Tuesday 28 December, 2010 at 02:08:03 UTC
Seasons Greetings to all Lotus Notes fans..!!

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Scott Sullivan wrote
on Wednesday 22 December, 2010 at 13:54:42 UTC
Lotusphere says it all. What an amazing event. It's like one big family. It is one of the many reasons I LOVE LOTUS NOTES. If your budget won't allow you to go this year, Notes Code and gracious sponsors are giving away a trip to LS11.

http://notescode.net/2010/12/525/

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Gayathri Viswanathan wrote
on Wednesday 22 December, 2010 at 06:23:09 UTC
Lotus Notes Enthusiast and Developer since 1994 - I love the backwards compatibility and the new capabilities which are increasing day by day

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Feri wrote
on Friday 17 December, 2010 at 21:39:44 UTC
Lotus Notes developer since 1994: it rules more and more with every new version.

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The Notesadvocate wrote
on Friday 17 December, 2010 at 12:14:53 UTC
Rapid Application Development (RAD) - I know it wouldn't be glamorous but I can (via a template) build a Lotus Notes database and have it posted on a server and be doing Collaboration with coworkers via doclinks in under 30 mins. Shoot it would even be web enabled via the Domino server. Nobody else can say that.

http://www.famcomp.net

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The Notesadvocate wrote
on Thursday 09 December, 2010 at 12:45:24 UTC
Doclinks Microsoft people don't get doclinks. Doclinks were the precursor to URL links long before the web was all the rage.

Another thing is reusing e-mails you have already sent. You can sort of do it in Outlook mail but it is far from the same and not near as easy.

http://www.famcomp.net

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Vaughan Rivett wrote
on Thursday 09 December, 2010 at 04:58:06 UTC
I have been using Lotus Notes for about 15 years and still like it a lot. I have been a fan for a long time......wish I could say it has been 21 years!

http://www.vaughanrivett.co.nz

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NewNotesUser wrote
on Tuesday 07 December, 2010 at 19:11:50 UTC
I have 8.5.2 basic (-sa) Lotus Notes and a coworker changed her name. I cannot figure out how to remove name from recent contacts so it doesnt auto populate.... Any assistance would be great as I have searched atleast 6 different search term combinations.

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Ryan wrote
on Wednesday 08 December, 2010 at 10:33:05 UTC
Go into your personal address book, "recent contacts" - and remove the email address you don't want.

Also, go into 'More/Preferences' (from the same view) and tick the 'Do not Automatically Add'...if you want to.

There you go!

Denny Russell wrote
on Monday 24 January, 2011 at 16:45:24 UTC
You can also Right-click the mouse on the entry when it appears and choose "Delete".

http://www.lotusdr.com

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ray wrote
on Tuesday 07 December, 2010 at 10:12:51 UTC
Happy Birthday Lotus Notes - 21 today!!!

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Andy wrote
on Friday 03 December, 2010 at 18:54:22 UTC
Love the new site model. Makes me think back to "I am superman" from R5

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Mike wrote
on Friday 14 January, 2011 at 16:50:47 UTC
Love that ad.

Great times

Pettrie @ilionx wrote
on Thursday 26 May, 2011 at 20:46:53 UTC
Does anybody have this video in HD format? It is the best Lotus Notes video of all time, really love it!

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Megan Moyer wrote
on Friday 03 December, 2010 at 16:08:28 UTC
Today's the last day for early bird pricing for Lotusphere 2011. Who's going?

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/events/lotusphere2011/

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Friday 03 December, 2010 at 16:22:35 UTC
We're definitely going! See you there!

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Wednesday 01 December, 2010 at 16:08:14 UTC
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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Wednesday 01 December, 2010 at 15:16:55 UTC
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Myriah wrote
on Monday 29 November, 2010 at 19:36:39 UTC
I love lotus notes because our junior Lotus Notes developer wrote an application in 18 hours, that would have taken our .NET developer 5 weeks.
I love the trans log back ups, and clustering that has been available for years.
Now having said that I am at a client site where they have decided to convert Lotus Notes mail to Exchange and applications to .NET.
This is a done deal and there is nothing I can do. It is political as far as I am concerned. Are there support groups for people like me? Feel free to email me at misswind@gmail.com as I don't want to clutter this wonderful site with negativity.

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dave wrote
on Friday 26 November, 2010 at 18:32:12 UTC
i've just knocked together an online survey for our employees using lotus notes. took me 2 hours. that's one example of why i love lotus notes!

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chas wrote
on Thursday 18 November, 2010 at 15:21:16 UTC
Albert wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:23:02 UTC
One would hope IBM marketing would be as good as product is.

Lotus Notes is not an email product.

i agree completely!!!!

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jumbo wrote
on Thursday 18 November, 2010 at 15:32:40 UTC
exactly - it's SO much more than that!

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Jim Ryan wrote
on Sunday 14 November, 2010 at 19:41:13 UTC
They get everywhere those ILoveLotusNotes.net people...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/idonotes/5163882474/in/set-72157625224032311/

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Sunday 14 November, 2010 at 21:42:32 UTC
Ha ha - fantastic...well spotted!!

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RTG wrote
on Wednesday 10 November, 2010 at 05:27:44 UTC
Wednesday nights at Lotusphere. That's why I love Lotus Notes.

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hi from Lotus Notes fan wrote
on Saturday 06 November, 2010 at 21:50:59 UTC
I just came across your blog and glad that there are some people that still like/love Lotus Notes!

http://www.ibsi-us.com

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Michael Sobczak wrote
on Friday 05 November, 2010 at 20:48:25 UTC
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Michael M wrote
on Friday 05 November, 2010 at 15:12:28 UTC
I've just started getting to grips with the joys of Live Text with surprisingly good results. Next stop, XPages. MM

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Graeme Gilbertson wrote
on Wednesday 03 November, 2010 at 20:02:06 UTC
Working my way through the MS Access apps in the office and re-writing them all using the power of Lotus Notes.

The users never knew we could do so much with it - and they all say it makes their life so much easier!!!

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Graeme Gilbertson wrote
on Wednesday 03 November, 2010 at 19:51:45 UTC
Just got my T-Shirt - A huge thx to you!!!!!

I can wear it in the office proudly!!!!

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Wednesday 03 November, 2010 at 19:56:45 UTC
You're welcome!...where's the photo now?!

Graeme wrote
on Wednesday 03 November, 2010 at 19:59:52 UTC
Photo to be taken in the office tomorrow - will post it on FB tomorrow night!

Cheers again!!!!!!!!

lotus notes support wrote
on Saturday 06 November, 2010 at 21:55:53 UTC
how do i get a i-shirt?

http://www.ibsi-us.com

ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Saturday 06 November, 2010 at 22:43:11 UTC
Send us an email (link on the right) with your name and address...preference over medium and large, and whether you want semi naked girl logo or semi-naked man! We've got a few t-shirts left, happy to send them to a good home!

Alan Scott wrote
on Thursday 11 November, 2010 at 10:19:49 UTC
sad git :o)

ok, i admit it, i want one too...

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Cedros wrote
on Wednesday 03 November, 2010 at 09:33:30 UTC
We just finished our Quickr Connector for the Lotus Notes Basic Client. All poor customers who are forced to use Xitrix or whatever, now can continue loving lotus notes :-)

http://www.cedros.com

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Mr Porter wrote
on Tuesday 02 November, 2010 at 13:10:43 UTC
It's official. Lotus Notes is cool.

http://www.notesiscool.com/

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Darren wrote
on Tuesday 02 November, 2010 at 10:41:44 UTC
Love it that you're loving Lotus Notes on ilovelotusnotes.net - now come and get an extra big hug at notesiscool.com

http://www.notesiscool.com

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Friday 29 October, 2010 at 16:32:25 UTC
If you are attending the Irish Lotus User Group (ILUG) in November this year, be sure to pick up your free ilovelotusnotes.net t-shirt (limited stocks). Even better - there's a prize for the most 'interesting' photo of you in one of the t-shirts! please email your photo to info@ilovelotusnotes.net

http://www.ilug2010.org

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Sean Cull wrote
on Friday 29 October, 2010 at 11:47:16 UTC
I Love Lotus Notes because my boring old Lotus Notes databases can look like this

http://www.deliverytoolkit.com/moc

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Darren wrote
on Saturday 30 October, 2010 at 01:02:40 UTC
And you can smarten up your old Lotus Notes applications, and integrate them with other solutions, web pages... and Symphony. See this link, no coding required to graph your Lotus Notes data.

http://www.dadams.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/employeerecs.png

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Benoit Dubuc wrote
on Wednesday 27 October, 2010 at 20:46:39 UTC
Lotus Notes/Domino is a lot faster to produce small, medium and large web applications. I have been into .Net a lot lately as I thought I would go with that technology for an upcoming web project, but Lotus Notes is so much faster and so much easier to deploy that I came back to my first love!

If you need RADD (rapid application development and deployment) then Lotus Notes is the way to go.

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how to get started with lotus notes web development? wrote
on Thursday 28 October, 2010 at 13:52:50 UTC
I can make a database or two (non-eclipse development) but how can a guy like me learn how to get into web creation? very wet behind the ears with web dev?

Sean Cull wrote
on Friday 29 October, 2010 at 20:13:11 UTC
The best place to get started is here

http://xpages.info

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Bernd Blue wrote
on Sunday 24 October, 2010 at 17:25:19 UTC
The manchester airport used also Lotus Notes as Webserver:

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/manweb.nsf#247

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Piyush Mathur wrote
on Tuesday 30 November, 2010 at 09:47:33 UTC
So Does Indian Farmer Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO)

http://www.iffco.nic.in/applications/iffcowebr5.nsf/?Open

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Mika Heinonen wrote
on Friday 22 October, 2010 at 21:55:35 UTC
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Mika Heinonen wrote
on Friday 22 October, 2010 at 18:44:10 UTC
Lotus Notes is the only Web Server which allows drag and drop of attachments (comes in XPages 8.5.2+).

http://www.siipi.com/mika

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Gayle Elgort wrote
on Friday 22 October, 2010 at 14:53:56 UTC
This is also Lotus Notes:

http://linkjam.elguji.com

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Bruce Elgort wrote
on Friday 22 October, 2010 at 01:39:40 UTC
This too is Lotus Notes

http://iqjam.net

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Johnny Castro wrote
on Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 23:20:26 UTC
I have 11 years developing applications in lotus notes, and for me is the best platform to make solutions. It is really easy. You can make great solutions in a short time. johcasal@hotmail.com

johcasal@hotmail.com

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Dougie wrote
on Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 20:55:26 UTC
Love the new pic is that ray Ozzie back in the day??

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Bruce Elgort wrote
on Thursday 21 October, 2010 at 17:05:17 UTC
This is Lotus Notes...

http://ideajam.net

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Andy DZ wrote
on Wednesday 20 October, 2010 at 08:48:20 UTC
It is still Super Human Software.!

http://www.lotusmuseum.com/files/I_Am_Sign.JPG

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Frank Cseh wrote
on Monday 18 October, 2010 at 19:45:20 UTC
Is it a dying beauty, or just blame the recession. Less known as it would deserve.
I'm with Lotus Notes since 1991

http://tinyurl.com/FrankCseh

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Guido Fischer wrote
on Friday 15 October, 2010 at 15:17:22 UTC
try to build an application like this in a few days and behind all you got a webserver, a full text engine, a mail server and a lot of integration tools.

http://www.rocad.de/rememberme.nsf/home?Openpage

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Patrick Sawyer wrote
on Tuesday 19 October, 2010 at 20:26:24 UTC
Wow, that really looks great!

Hope to see it when its completed.

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Ivan Petruv wrote
on Thursday 14 October, 2010 at 19:44:30 UTC
I found great videos on youtube from David Allen

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Ryan Heathers wrote
on Friday 22 October, 2010 at 01:56:43 UTC
Thanks for posting that video of David. He's a huge Lotus Notes fan. After all, he's been using Notes for over 15+ years! Maybe IBM Lotus should work with him to bring visibility to Lotus Notes...

You can see other clips from our conversation with David about Notes & more

- Ryan @ eProductivity (the people behind this video)

http://www.eproductivity.com/medialibrary

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Anthony Harris wrote
on Thursday 14 October, 2010 at 08:38:24 UTC
We all love lotus notes, no doubt about it. I've seen a big shift toward intones this year, anyone else noticed that?

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Joe Singer wrote
on Wednesday 13 October, 2010 at 23:45:24 UTC
I am an owner of Vigilus LLC the developer of ACT! for Lotus Notes CRM.

This is a great site and I am really happy to have found it.

http://vigilus.net/Website/index.html

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Darren wrote
on Thursday 14 October, 2010 at 21:02:40 UTC
Fantastically shameless self-promotion... good for you Joe ;o)

Thanks for providing applications that run on Lotus Notes. I know that a great many businesses get a lot of value from your solution.

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Fabietto wrote
on Wednesday 13 October, 2010 at 09:33:33 UTC
Working with Lotus Notes since version 2.x (don't remember the year..) Really happy , a lot of challenges succesfully won with Lotus Notes. I'd like to see more new installation here in Italy.

http://brontolio.blogspot.com/

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polymorph wrote
on Tuesday 12 October, 2010 at 19:30:32 UTC
Lotus / Lotus Notes very alive in the UK. We (Polymorph) hosted a very busy 'Lotusphere Comes To You' earlier this year, here's the video:

http://www.polymorph.co.uk

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Bruce Elgort wrote
on Thursday 14 October, 2010 at 02:15:49 UTC
love the video. Good stuff.

http://Www.elguji.com

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Carl Goos wrote
on Tuesday 12 October, 2010 at 11:49:29 UTC
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David Vasta wrote
on Wednesday 27 October, 2010 at 16:13:07 UTC
Very nice Carl. Good to see you online here.

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Cristian D'Aloisio wrote
on Tuesday 12 October, 2010 at 11:31:37 UTC
I work with Lotus Notes / Domino since 1997!
Still an amazing product, and getting better.

http://www.dominobaloney.com

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Krishna wrote
on Tuesday 12 October, 2010 at 10:50:25 UTC
I am using Lotus Notes from past 6.5 years. Its best software product from IBM.

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Baron Greenback wrote
on Tuesday 12 October, 2010 at 09:00:47 UTC
What other enterprise messaging platform has well designed, complete webmail support for the iPhone and iPad within months of their release?
Absolutely none, years if you're lucky with competitors!

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Lisa Whitsell wrote
on Tuesday 12 October, 2010 at 01:12:20 UTC
My company has been creating applications using Lotus Notes / Domino for over 12 years. So far there is not an application we have not been able to build using the software.

http://www.whitsellconsulting.com

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Paul Farrow wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 22:47:41 UTC
Lotus Notes Traveler on Windows Phone 7....anyone?

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Bryan wrote
on Friday 15 October, 2010 at 15:58:26 UTC
I'd like to know this myself but haven't found any information on it. Left a blog note with Ed Brill as well, still nothing noted.

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Jim Engle wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 21:17:27 UTC
Keep the cupid man. It adds an edgyness to the site, besides I have seen him in the labs at Lotusphere.

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Jim Engle wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 21:07:49 UTC
We have been asked to do a lot of custom Lotus Notes development of late and we have been able to keep the customer cost low and the application functionality high because of the ease development within Lotus Notes / Domino.

Eleven years ago we made Lotus Notes / Domino our strategic focus and our clients reinforce the correctness of that decision every day.

http://www.rprwyatt.com

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Ed Brill wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 19:06:25 UTC
I've spent most of my adult life working in and around Lotus Notes. My colleagues and I have brought the product a long way since the days of OS/2, NetBIOS, and stacks of floppy disks. My current mission is to help the current marketplace learn, understand, and succeed with Notes 8.5 and beyond for messaging and collaboration. Looking forward to the next 20 years of Lotus Notes.

--Ed

http://www.edbrill.com

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Tasos Christidis wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 17:26:50 UTC
Back in 2002 another Lotus Notes developer (!) said to me: "you are crazy thinking that you can create an accounting system on lotus notes".
Well, I did, and now our small Greek Company is taking its "inexistent" software to USA!

http://tchristidis.blogspot.com

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Roy Rumaner wrote
on Tuesday 26 October, 2010 at 22:11:36 UTC
I am proud to be involved in this endeavorer. It shows that Lotus Notes/Domino can be used to build incredibly complex and detailed applications that are easy to use and deploy.

Roy Rumaner wrote
on Tuesday 26 October, 2010 at 23:00:09 UTC
I am proud to be involved in bringing this amazing software to the US. People are finally going to realize that Domino can do anything if you put enough thought behind and work into developing it.

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Roland Reddekop wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 16:33:19 UTC
That cupid man is well "repulsive". Please change :-)

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 16:40:25 UTC
watch this space! new imagery coming in next few weeks (just for you!)

PS Be careful what you wish for!!

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Add link to LotusKnows wrote
on Sunday 10 October, 2010 at 16:07:50 UTC
You should add a link to Lotus Knows, its an IBM initiative and is gaining momentum.

Andrew Broxholme

http://www.lotusknows.com

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Monday 11 October, 2010 at 16:48:31 UTC
ta-da!

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Doug M wrote
on Friday 08 October, 2010 at 19:37:25 UTC
Lotus Notes is great it has kept me in the lifestyle I have become accustomed to by developing 'great' products

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HelterSkelter wrote
on Friday 08 October, 2010 at 23:05:50 UTC
Lotus Notes is an Essential Bit of Software when used correctly and by the right people - long live Lotus Notes & Lotus Domino

Rayd wrote
on Saturday 16 October, 2010 at 13:43:05 UTC
Essential! Get it! Good one Doug!

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Alan Forbes wrote
on Thursday 07 October, 2010 at 17:40:30 UTC
I love the fact that IBM is putting on FREE xPages seminars to help us leverage this new technology. (at IBM Waltham MA USA today)

http://www.rprwyatt.com

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Andy Higgins wrote
on Thursday 07 October, 2010 at 17:38:29 UTC
Lotus Notes/Domino rocks as does Sametime.
An incredibly versatile product matched only by Microsoft Office, Exchange, OCS, Sharepoint, Active Directory in combination....
Small business take note - it's still your best choice!

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Brian O'Curran wrote
on Thursday 07 October, 2010 at 16:28:07 UTC
LOL! that picture is AWESOME!

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Eric Jewett wrote
on Thursday 07 October, 2010 at 15:35:26 UTC
I've been at it for a few years. I was "sold" from our first very basic discussion database reporting back on site visits, conferences, news articles, and sales contacts, back in v3.0 -- who knew we were doing BI before it was cool?
Even though my role has primarily been as an admin, there were tools enough to build more sophisticated tools to solve problems like divestitures, external directory synchronization, and records retention - quickly built to our specific needs and tweaked as we went.
What I have always seen as one of Lotus Notes/Domino's chief values is the ability to quickly develop and then evolve an application as your understanding of the problem changes. Another that was rather unique (though maybe others have caught up) is the ability to take a collection of semi-structured data and look at it from multiple perspectives, to coax out the maximum understanding.

Thanks to those "giants" who have been leading the way.

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Frank Paolino wrote
on Thursday 07 October, 2010 at 14:03:31 UTC
Lotus Notes Floats My Boat!

Besides expressing my personal love for the product, I of course want to share the NotesAppStore site with everyone so they can see the vibrant apps built by Lotus Notes professionals and sold worldwide.

This third party ecosystem shows that many companies love Lotus Notes and believe in it enough to make it their main business, providing products and services to Lotus Notes users.

http://www.notesappstore.com

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LongLiveLotus wrote
on Thursday 07 October, 2010 at 11:26:55 UTC
Richard Moy has it spot on -
1. Lotus Notes / Domino is one of the best software products not only for large corporations, but small businesses.
2. There is no other product that even comes close to matching the ability and versatility of Domino.
3. I have always called it the Swiss Army Knife of applications servers.
4. The total cost of ownership is incredible. I

Versatile, secure, mobile, simple, reliable, cheap, futureproof, proven over 20 years - what more do you want as CEO/CIO that this product (not 28 products to a simple job Mr Gates) does not deliver?????

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Notesadvocate wrote
on Thursday 09 December, 2010 at 13:52:13 UTC
unfortunately they want Outlook and have no clue about Notes or it's capabilities nor do they ever care.

http://www.famcomp.net

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Don wrote
on Thursday 07 October, 2010 at 08:46:17 UTC
nice pic I love lotus notes!

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Julian Buss wrote
on Wednesday 06 October, 2010 at 10:42:36 UTC
I like Lotus Notes because it let me solve a wide range of business problems with exactly ONE client and ONE server - no need to jump around between different tools.

http://www.juliusbuss.de

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Jens Bruntt wrote
on Saturday 09 October, 2010 at 19:31:26 UTC
Spot on!
Lotus Notes is the IT Swiss Army knife.

http://www.jens.bruntt.dk

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Liam S wrote
on Tuesday 05 October, 2010 at 23:32:01 UTC
I have been working with Lotus Notes 8.5 for almost 6 months now and I am impressed with the functionality and features It has all in a single application.

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JB wrote
on Tuesday 05 October, 2010 at 10:29:17 UTC
I love double click to close documents. Try it, I'm sure you'll love it too!!!

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Scotty_Dog wrote
on Tuesday 05 October, 2010 at 11:30:23 UTC
Yep, really catches me out when I use someone else's client and they've not turned it on!
:-)

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Bolek wrote
on Tuesday 05 October, 2010 at 09:56:53 UTC
DOMINO IST HAMMER!

Oh Domino du bist so genial,
Oh Domino wir lieben dich total.

Mein Lotus ist so heiss,
Mein Lotus ist doch echt kein scheiss.

Dein Design das ist so lecker,
Auch v?

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RichM wrote
on Tuesday 05 October, 2010 at 13:32:03 UTC
Translation courtesy of Google Translate. (I take no responsibility for expletives!)

DOMINO IS AWESOME!

Domino Oh you are so awesome,
Domino Oh we love you totally.

My Lotus is so hot
Lotus is my shit but not really.

Your design is so delicious
Also v?

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Michel Jacks wrote
on Monday 04 October, 2010 at 22:35:25 UTC
I love Lotus Notes & Domino but not Websphere

Looking forward to R9..!

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Andrzej wrote
on Monday 04 October, 2010 at 13:21:13 UTC
Miracles in Lotus Domino - part 1

An example of Lotus Domino - Flash integration.
Domino application showing data stored in a Notes db on an interactive map of Poland in web browser.
Raports titles translated to english. The rest in polish (now).

This is only a demo of course...

http://www.epacta.com.pl/epacta/mapa.nsf/mapa

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Andrzej wrote
on Monday 04 October, 2010 at 12:47:22 UTC
I am in love with Lotus Notes since 16 years!

http://www.epacta.com.pl

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Pedro Sola wrote
on Monday 04 October, 2010 at 10:40:14 UTC
just three words: "I love u"

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Axel wrote
on Monday 04 October, 2010 at 10:33:11 UTC
I like Lotus Notes better than Rational Synergy ;-)

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Trond-Martin wrote
on Monday 04 October, 2010 at 10:32:39 UTC
Lotus Traveler 8.52 work's now with meeting calendar, to call a meeting from my mobile divice bring this to a absolutely perfect travel companion!

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Manfred Dillmann wrote
on Monday 04 October, 2010 at 09:37:34 UTC
Lotus Notes / Domino is getting better with every new release. An that is true for over 20 years now!

My biggest wish: Administrator and Designer Client for the Mac! :-)

http://www.madicon.de

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Scotty_Dog wrote
on Tuesday 05 October, 2010 at 11:36:34 UTC
That would be excellent - a Linux/Mac Admin & Designer client would be the nads

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Fredrik wrote
on Sunday 03 October, 2010 at 15:50:22 UTC
Can you imagine any other system that can be upgraded from one version to another so simple 8.5.1 to 8.5.2 in 15 minutes and then Traveler is also upgraded.

http://everythinglotus.blogspot.com/2010/10/cant-imagine-that-any-other-system-is.html

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Roland Reddekop wrote
on Saturday 02 October, 2010 at 01:54:31 UTC
I cannot think of a development platform that enables useful business applications to be built so quickly and economically as in Lotus Notes. As a business user in a hectic constantly changing environment Lotus Notes gives me the resources I need and the ability to all organize all my "stuff" so that I can get my job done. For the insatiably curious and power users like me, Lotus Notes has depths of capabilities that are worth plumbing.

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Lindsey wrote
on Friday 01 October, 2010 at 16:42:35 UTC
I have worked with Lotus Notes as a developer since version 3 and it has kept me employed for 14 years. I hear all the time "Lotus Notes is over move to something else - bla bla bla!". To me every year I attend a Lotus event I just see it getting bigger and better. I LOVE LOTUS NOTES!

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Amanda wrote
on Thursday 30 September, 2010 at 23:30:46 UTC
Even just for email, Lotus Notes 8.5 is HOT. And for those end users that don't want a client, the web browser version is almost as HOT (and way better than GMAIL or Outlook Web Access). Trust me, we looked at them all and battled our own MS Bigots (and won!)

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chris wrote
on Friday 01 October, 2010 at 12:55:21 UTC
not sure I would use hot as a descriptive word for Lotus Notes. While I find it fustrating at times and resource intesive it is better in my opinion than any MS offering. I am curious as to how to patch it and upgarde to the latest 8.5.2 client. If anyone can hekp it would be much appreciated.

Darren wrote
on Friday 01 October, 2010 at 17:46:02 UTC
My personal experience (and that's my caveat, this is what I've found) is that Lotus Notes 8.5.2 is a lot faster than 8.5.1, loads quicker and takes less memory. Shouldn't really be a surprise as development focus on performance as well as new features in point releases.

JP Liggett wrote
on Saturday 02 October, 2010 at 00:22:44 UTC
8.5.2 is one of the best releases ever!! Get the installation file, its easy to upgrade. The installer found my existing installation, and updated my files to the new template versions and ODS (on disk structure) 51.

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David Schiffer wrote
on Thursday 30 September, 2010 at 21:16:30 UTC
My heart is yellow ;-)

http://www.atbits.de

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Darren Adams wrote
on Thursday 30 September, 2010 at 12:36:34 UTC
Loving the comments here, thanks everyone.

I agree with many of the points. Lotus Notes is not just about e-mail, far from it... secure business applications are the true differentiator, and they can be built quickly in many circumstances with Lotus Notes / Domino providing everything required.

Negative comments tend to come from users of older versions. New Lotus Notes versions are adding capabilities with each point release... not always big things, sometimes small valuable additions which make the difference.

Another key point is that Lotus Notes is proving itself to be extendible with other collaborative tools plugging in... again, proving that Lotus Notes is more than e-mail and ready for how people will collaborative in the future. Enjoy the journey.

http://www.dadams.co.uk

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Mary Beth Raven wrote
on Thursday 30 September, 2010 at 02:37:49 UTC
Whether you love or hate Lotus Notes, our design team is ready to listen.
Please follow our design blog at
www.NotesDesignBlog.com

http://www.NotesDesignBlog.com

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Robert Galati wrote
on Thursday 30 September, 2010 at 00:19:18 UTC
I love everything about Lotus Notes. Even a beginner developer like me can make some great applications on the fly.

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Scott Sullivan wrote
on Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 20:19:01 UTC
Pre-registration is now open for LTAP - a virtual conference for Lotus Technical and Professional users!

http://www.ltap2010.com

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Jim Engle wrote
on Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 20:03:23 UTC
One of the reasons I believe so strongly in Lotus Notes has been the comittment to reverse compatability.
I work with enterprise solutions all the time and the avoidance of the pain and cost associated with the alternative philosophy of 'Rip & Replace' is almost priceless.

http://www.rprwyatt.com

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Friso E.C. van den Berg wrote
on Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 19:54:06 UTC
Lotus Notes is great, a lot of great applications and functionality wich provide a lot for my organisation. It's better, cheaper and......then MS....I love it.

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Alan Forbes wrote
on Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 18:41:58 UTC
Over the years I've built several dozens of Lotus Notes applications and browser applications-- I shudder to think of how hard they would be using other technologies. Lotus Notes is awesome!

http://www.rprwyatt.com

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Paul Mooney wrote
on Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 12:03:16 UTC
Judging the product at its merits from a business stand point, I wrote a post here a few months back. My "love" for the product is based on what it can do. I respect the fact the client is improving since Mary Beth Raven has been on this scene.

http://www.pmooney.net

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ADZ wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 21:15:21 UTC
Would be good to see ILoveLotusNotes.net at Lotusphere 2011 - I presume you're attending?

and maybe these guys too...

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 21:31:13 UTC
We've been for many years now - but not as 'ilovelotusnotes.net' obviously. We'll be there...

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RichM wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 18:41:56 UTC
I remember reading this article a few years back. It epitomises the ignorance of hardened Microsoft users that "it's not as user friendly as Outlook", blah blah blah! Not user friendly, not intuitive, they most be holding it wrong!
Thankfully, we come across only a smattering of individuals with this attitude, but are able to seduce them with all the good stuff Lotus Notes delivers.
Long live Domino!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2006/feb/09/guardianweeklytechnologysection

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DrFierce wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 21:05:30 UTC
If we had to use a car analogy for the Outlook vs. Lotus Notes debate, it would go like this...

You'd have an Outlook user that would pull next to you in his Outlook car look at your Lotus Notes "car" and say: "Pffff... what a lame design: It doesn't have a steering wheel, but some kind of two hand controller... Pffff... It has those two big fins and the wheels are in a weird configuration... Pffff it's also wider and it can't be easy to drive on the highway as with my car"

Upon which you would grin, look down with pity at the Outlook user, then close the window of your plane, take off and fly in the sky instead of being stuck in traffic on the ground.

That's the difference between Outlook and Lotus Notes. One is a mail system and the other is so, so, so much more.

Pity there are so many people who think it is cool to be in a car that can do 200 miles an hour (yeah, it is cool, but dangerous...) without realizing they could be in a plane that does Mach 2 and gives you an amazing view of the world. Worse, some do realize but refuse to take a ride because they don't want to make the effort to learn about the Lotus Notes "car".

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Mark Barton wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 16:28:21 UTC
Lotus Notes & Domino has been the tried and tested platform for delivering real business value and continues to lead the pack. Your costs go down and your business performance goes up.

It amazes me in the current financial situation that more business haven't realised that certain other software companies have led them up the garden path with regards to cost and features.

The problem seems that in many large organisations the tail(IT) is wagging the dog. As soon as the business demand service levels and cost benefits its surprising how fast IT Directors fall back in love with Lotus Notes.

http://markbarton.com

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Lotus Museum... wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 16:22:47 UTC
To supplement the Lotus history to 2002 video, here is the link to the virtual Lotus museum... Ah, those were good times and with everything right that Lotus is doing these days, it seems that there are still good times to be had, now and in the foreseeable future.

http://lotusmuseum.com/

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Brian O'Curran wrote
on Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 01:42:29 UTC
What a blast that was, thanks for sharing all that stuff. It's amazing how much of it I remember.

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Danny Lawrence wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 15:45:16 UTC
Here's an article I wrote about a catastrophic failure I had in a Domino server (hardware related, not Domino's fault). User impact -- basically zero.

This happened to me in 2000 or so, with Lotus Notes/Domino version 5 (that's 10 years and 3 major releases ago for those of you keeping track), and you know what? Exchanged STILL can't handle this sort of problem with no user impact!

http://tinyurl.com/387xhs2

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Brian Moore wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 14:05:40 UTC
I started in R3 as a user making my own little apps and I've never looked back. The product is easy and complete. It amazes me that more isn't made of a platform that can do so much for so little - heck, there is a reason why Lotus Notes Developers are so often alone: with Domino, a single person outperforms a team of .netter or Javanese (platform, not islanders)

http://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/DominoHerald/?lang=en

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Mike wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 13:40:01 UTC
Let's see ...

- Build a complex, completely customizable work-flow engine for an international chemical company that approves BILLIONS of dollars a year in capital expenditures (check)

- Build a Domino social networking website for a 125k employee financial institution years before MySpace and Facebook become popular (check)

- Build an interactive Flash website with a Domino back-end to celebrate the 100+ year history of an international candy manufacturer (check)

- Build a Lotus Notes application to convert a small manufacturing shop from a paper based process and almost double revenue due to increased productivity (check)

- Build an XPages shopping cart application for a chemical company that allows their distributors to login securely and order products (check)

Yeah, I think Lotus Notes is pretty cool.

http://www.magnitudesolutions.com

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Jean wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 12:43:41 UTC
I have been working with Notes since 5.0 and it is amazing as to what it can do. In reading all of the other blogs as everyone has noticed, Lotus Notes does a lot.

Here at our company we are using Lotus Notes in every possible manner. Our manufacturing floor uses it to report missing items to the warehouse instead of tracking it down by phone calls. We use it for our application site, for all of our workflow applications. I believe we are close to 1000 different types of databases. New ideas keep evolving within our company to make things better and Lotus Notes has been the answer.

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Giulio wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 12:08:10 UTC
Hi everybody!
I work with lotus domino/notes since 1997 and i'm administrator. I worked for many customers with domino tecnology and i live this job.
I'm happy that IBM continue to develop new versions for us.
See you!

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Femke wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 11:38:31 UTC
Ten years ago I criticized a support application saying it wasn't user friendly.

The reply: "If you think Lotus Notes can do better then proof it!" I bought a book spent a summer discovering Lotus Notes... and have been ever since!

Lotus Loves People and I love Lotus!

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Scottie_Dog wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 09:39:43 UTC
I've been 'in' Lotus Notes since 1997 and used all versions from 3 to 8.5
It really annoys me seeing comments on other sites saying that Lotus Notes is this-and-that when all they need to do is use it properly or stop comparing Lotus Notes 5 with Outlook2010, we've moved on!
It's way more powerful than anything else, it has no more quirks than any other dev environment but gives you much more in return.
No other environment allows you to create powerful applications in the same (short) timescales and my clients are always wowed with what they have.
Outlook/Sharepoint/.NET all have their place, and some of those places overlap Lotus Notes, but nothing comes as 'complete' in my opinion.

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Dave W wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 14:10:21 UTC
Our Outlook enthusiasts say that Outlook can easily send a link to a file-system file (rather than attaching it) and Lotus Notes can't.

Help me answer this one coz I can't see how to do it - we're on Lotus Notes 7

Scottie_Dog wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 14:30:06 UTC
Hi Dave,

Are you programatically creating the link?
If so, you can just use the usual 'file' format as follows:

file:///c:\blah\myfile.xls
OR
file:///192.168.0.1\share\files\myfile.xls

Either put that in a hotspot or directly in the email - I'm in Lotus Notes 8 and it parses the text as a clickable link when that is emailed.
It does go via your default browser which is a little strange but works.

Either that or add a button to your form to launch the file with the following script behind it:

dim pathName as string
pathName = "c:\test.txt"
dim thirtythree as integer
thirtyThree = Shell(|cmd /C "start "ATitleWithNoSpaces" "| & pathName & |""|, 3)

Give that a whirl!

Pete wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 14:35:28 UTC
Thought about Quickr?

DrFierce wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 15:41:30 UTC
"...and Lotus Notes can't".

I am actually thankful for this snippet of phrase, because I make a really good living as a consultant showing how untrue that is.

1. From the Notes pull-down menu: Create - Hypelink
2. Provide the path and file name (example: d:\dct_report.txt)
3. Type a bit of text for the link
4. Click Ok.

Notes will convert the path into a proper URL, i.e., file:///d:/dct_report.txt and when clicked, the recipient of the e-mail will have access to the file...

...Provided he too has access to that shared drive. Seems we're back to "put everything on the shared drive and somehow ignore the mess that this generally degenerates into". But's that's an observation best left for another post.

For now, as show, it's easy to do it in Lotus Notes and Lotus Notes indeed can.

'nuff said

Dave W wrote
on Friday 15 October, 2010 at 14:17:59 UTC
There is no "Create Hyperlink" in Lotus Notes 7

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Deborah wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 09:36:30 UTC
We use a Lotus Notes database to track external training requests. It has a workflow which automates all the PO generation, joining instructions and invoicing. It has cut the dross from our workload by two days a week so we can get on with more meaningful work. We have tried to do this with other systems without any success until we discovered Lotus Notes.

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Breaker Breaker One Nine wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 09:05:21 UTC
Just found a link to here from Ed Brill's site.
I have to compliment who ever set this up. It's about time the people of the world realised that Lotus Notes is still very much alive. I've been using and developing in Lotus Notes since 1993 and still get a thrill out of developing great applications.
Now, where's my mug? ;-)

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Peter May wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 06:22:39 UTC
I love Lotus Notes because:

It makes me look good when I am able to consistently deliver development projects on time, within budget, exceeding expectations.

Lotus Knows what we need, and keeps making their products better.

Five years of Lotus Notes projects paid for my house.

What a top site !

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Keith Brooks wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 02:23:46 UTC
What is there not to love about a solution that lets you not only review data from 20 years ago but still actively use it!
Try that with ANY other mail or database solution. Still running Foxpro? No. Db3+? no. Access 95, 97,2000, to today, not without some conversion process.
It...Just....WORKS!

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Marty Buckley wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 00:19:17 UTC
Here's my contribution to the FUTURE!

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Alan Lepofsky wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 23:23:44 UTC
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Peter Presnell wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 22:17:30 UTC
I don't understand all the hype about Lotus Notes! Sure it lets developers create applications for a fraction of the cost in a fraction of the time of alternatives and deploy then them in minutes. OK, so it has a total cost of ownership much less than Exchange. ummm IBM make new releases of the software available much more frequently, and provides backward compatibility. But does it really matter that it doesn't lock you in to a single operating system, or web browser?

OK... So it's a cheaper, faster, more effective way of building collaboration solutions and it supports open standards? But apart from that, what else does it have? That's right... It doesn't have the hype that Microsoft can generate for its products that sucks in all those CEO's and CIO's who have somehow forgotten to protect their company's bottom line.

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Nathan T. Freeman wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 04:32:21 UTC
What have the Romans ever done for us? [link removed for censorship reasons - sorry!]

Chris Boote wrote
on Thursday 07 February, 2013 at 12:19:47 UTC
This should be emailed to every CIO/CTO/IT Director bamboozled by the microsoft lies and fud

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DrFierce wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 22:12:54 UTC
Insipired from a deodorant commercial...

Hello users...
Now look at Exchange, now look at Notes,
Now back at Exchange now back to me,
Sadly, Exchange isn't Notes.
But if you stopped using inferior one-OS software
You could be as productive as a Notes user.
Look down, back up.
You're at a conference that everyone wants to attend
What's in your hand? back to me.
I have in my hand an oyster with a ticket to Lotusphere
The ticket is now diamonds.
Anything is possible when you use Lotus Notes,
I'll see you in Florida.

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 22:28:26 UTC
more please!! (more of the comic genius as opposed to semi-naked men) ;)

Ali wrote
on Tuesday 28 September, 2010 at 12:24:20 UTC
Hey! Why not both? :-)

ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Saturday 09 October, 2010 at 18:22:00 UTC
Male image added at top of page just for you!

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Gordon Uszkay wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 22:04:00 UTC
I co-founded a consulting company in 1993 to provide Lotus Notes (v2 !) services. We delivered hundreds of applications to dozens of clients and I can say that overall it was an incredible platform. I too am perplexed by IBM's practice of unmarketing (demarketing? exmarketing?) Domino and their other software products, but after 20 years of observing it have ceased to question it).

I would say that you can do a lot of the same things now by cobbling together 5 - 7 nearly incompatible, flaky, expensive to maintain competitive or open source platforms. I just don't know why you would.

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Alan Lepofsky wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 23:21:19 UTC
Hey Gord. How are Adam, Armand, Jeff and the gang?

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Richard Moy wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 21:40:44 UTC
Lotus Notes / Domino is one of the best software products not only for large corporations, but small businesses. There is no other product that even comes close to matching the ability and versatility of Domino. I have always called it the Swiss Army Knife of applications servers. The total cost of ownership is incredible. I hope IBM can focus on investing even more marketing into Domino and especially the small business market. A number of our customers run all their mission critical applications on Domino and we intend to grow that significantly in 2011.

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Alan D wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 21:39:59 UTC
Worked on a few "migrations" to Exchange, some many years ago. To this day, all sites are still running Domino because they can't rewrite the apps using .net/SQL/Sharepoint/Oracle/SAP etc.
Lotus Notes/Domino is the pre-eminent RAD platform for businesses of ANY size, but loses to Google and M$ thanks to the old "marketing beats quality" adage.
It's. More. Than. Email.

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Mark R. wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 21:20:27 UTC
Great product, poor marketing, just can't understand the way IBM hiding it from the public.

Domino server is one of the best software products ever, so many features, so easy to run and to maintain, but most people will never know because IBM just don't know what to do with it.

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Daniel Theo wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 20:44:41 UTC
I started my career as a ccMail Administrator, and then became a Lotus Notes Administrator, and have used Lotus Domino since those days. The strength of the product has been proven through the years, in security, scaleabily, and now the look and feel and embedded UC capabilites have outshone any other offering on the market. Those that put their faith in the product originally, would have had a significant ROI.

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Roger rowan wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 20:31:40 UTC
I've used Lotus Notes since version 4.5 and have NEVER had to consider how I would upgrade my servers and preserve my users mail files. IT JUST WORKS!No changes are needed to continue using the mail file until you want to replace the design and that happens without user disruption or lose of email.

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John Turnbow wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 19:56:58 UTC
LiveText - Makes everyone more productive with automatic links with recognizers in my email or Lotus Notes application and provides links to any Lotus Notes Database, Web Application, or other Apps. I can bring up an individual link or a full panel of multiple links/applications

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Tim Paque wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 19:29:09 UTC
Why I love Lotus Notes:
1) I can do the work of a dozen dot-net developers
2) My apps are secure, replicated, enterprise available, and web capable, with no extra effort on my part.
3) I can usually fix a code problem and implement the fix in less time than it takes to describe the problem.
4) I can easily interface with any other type of database, making it to have the best of many worlds.
5) Lotus Traveler Is free and does a beautiful job connecting Lotus Notes to your Smartphones!

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Gerry wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 18:46:05 UTC
Clustering just works.... Nice

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Jan wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 19:27:35 UTC
Not only that, but you can use it to upgrade a cluster member while the other(s) keep serving users. When you bring that member back up, the cluster works with mixed versions (and that is by design and supported). Then you can upgrade the other member(s). All without user disruption !
You can even mix OSes within a cluster. Talk about flexibility ...

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Raj wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 17:01:37 UTC
Outlook search sucks

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Ian Mannion wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:41:14 UTC
Have been working with Lotus Notes for 8 years now and it's brilliant.

It's harder to think of the things you can't do with Lotus Notes rather than what is possible and all done in a blink of an eye lid, or two.

It's only bad when you're using a poorly designed system, using an insufficiently powered workstation or using < 8.5.

Good on this site for something positive for once!

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BrianB wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:31:22 UTC
I've been using and administering Lotus Notes / Domino for 15 years or so. Only once have I seen a virus come in and it only affected 4 people out of 1500. I also love the face that I normally make far more than an Exchange admin :-)

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Albert wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:23:02 UTC
One would hope IBM marketing would be as good as product is.

Lotus Notes is not an email product. There are hundreds of them and, although I haven't seen something better there is no very much to add on email landscape.

I've seen large Lotus Notes deployments and, unfortunately, some CIOs do not understand the product potential either.

One would hope IBM would improve its efforts on value creation across Lotus Lotus Notes deployments. Notes value is beyond email.

Again, unfortunately, only users on organizations where this value has been created will understand how deep this message is.

Since nothing is perfect, I would also like to raise a concern. One would like Lotus Notes developpers to use 'common performance' PCs. Lotus Notes client always does perform well on next year hardware.

Lotus 4ever!

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Piyush Mathur wrote
on Wednesday 29 September, 2010 at 08:23:09 UTC
I completely agree with you on this Albert..
I have seen only few organizations using notes to the fullest, rest use it just for messaging & that too without using the best of the capabilities of the product.

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Steve wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:09:34 UTC
I have used Lotus Notes for email for years. Before that I used ccMail. Two years ago I was moved to Outlook. I have to say that whilst for me the differences between two different mail clients are trivial the one thing that REALLY annoys me is the search facility in Outlook. Lotus Notes seemed to have this sorted - I could find any email in seconds...all documents view, full text search. Outlook - I'm forever trying to find the damn things!

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Abel wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:08:30 UTC
On the west coast, being on lotus notes is like being a 2pac fan in NY, lonely and misunderstood. Thank you for the opportunity to say, its more than email, its a solution platform.

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Rob wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:18:00 UTC
Great analogy.

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Mark wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 16:00:45 UTC
When will the Outlookers get it? Lotus Notes is about so much more than Email?

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Keith wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 15:38:26 UTC
Married to the product. Couldn't be happier.

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Andy wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 15:32:50 UTC
I have used Lotus Notes for 15 years. In all that time I have never had a single virus. Unlike a certain virus delivery system I could name. (Yes I'm looking at you Outlook).

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Mike wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 15:28:17 UTC
Been developing with Lotus Notes/Domino since '95 and still love it as much today as I did then as a wide-eyed youth

Sure we've had our ups and downs like any marriage, but we have grown together which makes our love even stronger!

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Chris Boote wrote
on Thursday 07 February, 2013 at 12:15:56 UTC
8-)
<3 <3 <3

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Love is not all I need wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 15:08:38 UTC
Will Lotus Notes become sexier in Notes 9?

http://quintessens.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lovelotus.jpg

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Andy_DZ wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 15:14:49 UTC
Isn't it already... cant wait for R9!

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Bob Balfe wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 14:57:34 UTC
I have used Lotus Notes since 1993 and was a customer up until 2000 when I joined Iris. I can say I do love Lotus Notes and I blog about software development at Lotus all of the time.

So why do I love it? Well, I have been using the same address book (contacts) for over 10 years now and even when I get a new phone the contacts just copy over. I think its funny when people around me have to back their contacts up, re-type them all in etc. Even on their PC's, when I set up a new PC, I just copy the DB's or replicate! With the introduction of Notes 8.x and the support for Eclipse and XPages I do think its the most advanced development platform for the enterprise today - both client and server.

http://blog.balfes.net/

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Nick Halliwell wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 14:35:50 UTC
I have been using and selling Lotus Notes since 1990. It is an amazing product. Lotus keeps on updateing for new things like the Web, Social networking etc. Its easy to create a basic app in Lotus Notes that can be used by many people in your organisation. You can also create very complex apps as well, use by 100's of people across the world.

You just cant do that in .net and other such apps.
Lotus Notes has everything in 1 box and they keep adding more, like Sametime Symphony, these are free with the staandard Notes licence. Unlike MS where you sometimes have to buy 4 liceces to use 1 app.

Notes Rocks.

http://www.comware.net

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Graham wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 14:28:36 UTC
Nice to find somewhere to praise Lotus Notes/Domino. As a developer in a company where Lotus Notes e-mail is being replaced by Outlook and Exchange because we were never allowed to upgrade from a v6 client, it's going to be nice to hear from people who appreciate it's diverse capabilities and can see behind the FUD that is thrown up.

http://lotusnotesrocks.wordpress.com/

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Phil wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 13:12:59 UTC
It's great giving Lotus Notes some love but let's not forget Domino. Release after release it gets better and better. Things that Microsoft have only just started to get right (like clustering) have been stable and consistent in Domino for years. In 8.5.x DAOS allows you to halve your e-mail storage space - Exchange 2010 will require more disk space than older versions. But it's end user who complain and don't know about how good the back end is. With Lotus Notes 8.5.2 they shouldn't have any cause to complain, it rocks!

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Stevie_B wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 09:55:20 UTC
Most of the whinges on other sites are about older versions, like 5 and 6. Those people need to get a grip and look at what's here today. Lotus Notes 8.5.2 is the d's b's.

Nice site, guys!

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ilovelotusnotes.net wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 10:02:42 UTC
thanks ;)

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Paul in NZ wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 01:20:47 UTC
If you need an email enabled Database with easy customisation no other products can touch it. We use Lotus Notes to run our customer service and order entry tracking systems very successfully.
We can handle huge spikes in activity from email with confidence that nothing will be missed.

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Notesdev wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 23:37:36 UTC
I've developed with Lotus Notes since R3 as well with a whole variety of competitive platforms and I can honestly say that it's the best RAD environment I've used. I can literally get working applications in front of business users within days if not hours; if properly planned and implemented you can avoid all the performance problems that Lotus Notes-bashers routinely harp on about. OK, so you're not going to run a bank on Domino, but for the vast majority of our mid-sized customers it's opened the door to the kind of applications they can only dream of affording in other technologies.

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MDot wrote
on Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 15:28:03 UTC
The Federal Reserve runs on Lotus Domino/Notes...

http://www.federalreserve.gov/oig/lotus_notes_security_201006.htm

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Dan wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 22:31:00 UTC
Anyone who whines about Lotus Notes probably hasn't seen an up to date version. I'm running 8.5.2 - it's fast, it has more features than 8.5.1 (which has more features than 8.5.0), and there's loads of ways to customize it and integrate with other collaboration tools. Okay, the UI did lag behind Outlook in versions before Notes 8, but not any more. It looks better than Outlook, and you can do more with it.

Whiners - get your IT guys to upgrade you.

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ADZ wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 22:00:08 UTC
its just a really great product!

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Sam wrote
on Sunday 26 September, 2010 at 16:58:17 UTC
Not just good but awesome

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john wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 21:33:40 UTC
We use Lotus Notes to run our sales system (orders, invoices, purchases etc). Seems to do the trick to me - can't see why we would want to change it for something else.

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jd wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 20:44:30 UTC
i've been creating apps in lotus notes for over 10 years now - and i still impress my 'customers' every time...thanks lotus!

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Steve wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 18:59:51 UTC
Thought a little history of Lotus Notes may help...!

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jesslovesyou wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 21:35:58 UTC
ha - i love those yellow form backgrounds! - haven't seen one of them for a few years!

wkd wrote
on Monday 27 September, 2010 at 14:01:27 UTC
haven't seen this for a couple of years. those shoulderpads get bigger and bigger :)

Paulaye wrote
on Friday 08 October, 2010 at 19:58:37 UTC
not seen this before - awesome!

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Steve wrote
on Saturday 25 September, 2010 at 14:47:12 UTC
Excellent idea! Can I just say to all those M$ Outlook users who migrate to Lotus Notes and don't seem to be able to cope with the switch from CTRL+N to CTRL+M for creating a new email - GET OVER IT!!! (Am I the first post?!) ;)

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