Corporate Lotus Notes access for iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by scotty1024, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. scotty1024 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Lotus Notes supports a secure reliable web mail server for corporations.

    I tested it this morning and it works 100% for me with my iPhone.

    A Microsoftie told me Sunday that the word has been passed to Microsoft employees: even if you can get Exchange support on your iPhone, you won't get corporate Microsoft email, they're blocking it.
  2. vbvr macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    I use Lotus Notes at work too.

    If its not too much trouble, could you list down the steps you took to make Lotus Notes work with your iphone.

  3. TydalForce macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2003
    Philly, PA
    Lotus Notes has a web-based interface, I believe it's called "iNotes" (at least that's what my company calls it). I was able to log into it with no problem and check some mail.

    basically, the trick is, not Notes support for the iPhone, but rather than the iPhone is compatible with Notes' webmail interface.
  4. CyberGreg macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2004
    Yup... and to make it an even better experience you use the Domino Web Mail (or something similar) mail template so the web interface is very close to OWA (Outlook Web Access).

    My problem, wait not really a problem is that corporate doesn't allow access to the Domino environment except through VPN, plus I have a corp Blackberry for my Lotus Notes ;-)
  5. nydoofus macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2003
    There's an OWA template for Domino Web Mail? Where?
  6. CyberGreg macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2004
    It's part of Domino server. It's not OWA, it just makes your mail file work better through a web browser.

    If you know how to "replace the design" of your mail file then you're all set.

  7. scotty1024 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    You can also secure the Domino web mail with SSL based encryption and put an SSL accelerator from Cisco or F5 at the edge of the corporate network. The iPhone works fine with those as well, and requires no configuration to use them.
  8. jamiemagee macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    You can also use this solution for Lotus Notes to iPhone...

    "WirelessMail for Notes" ( will push-redirect copies of Lotus Notes email to any other email address you specify, such as a Yahoo or GMail account. Then the iPhone can get it directly from there. The emails in your Inbox will show up in the iPhone inbox automatically, appearing to be sent from the original sender, including the other names in the cc and sendto lists.

    There is nothing to install on the server or on the iPhone; you install WirelessMail to your mailfile through the installer. Yet you don't have to leave your computer on; it runs as an agent in your mailfile on the server.

    There's a 30 day free trial, and it installs easily as long as you have at least "Designer" level access to your mail box. Most users do, but if you don't, your email administrator can install it for you.

    One problem currently with iPhone (using any email solution) is that replies you send from the iPhone will appear to come from your Yahoo/gmail account. This is unlike other handhelds let you change the From address to that of your corporate email. I've heard a lot of complaints about this, and trust that Apple is listening and will address in an over-the-air fix for the iPhone.

    Another more direct way available in some organizations is to set the iPhone's IMAP settings to get mail directly from the Domino mail server, if the IMAP server task is running on that server. However, some organizations don't like to leave this running. Most don't.
  9. acrafton macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Just set up a rule to redirect

    A simple (and free) why to do this and get around any VPN issues is to just set up a rule in Notes to send all mail to another address. Looks like this:

    WHEN all documents THEN send Full Copy to

    Works fine.
  10. jamiemagee macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    some advantages over a mail rule...

    That's true. Some companies disable mail rules centrally, but they probably do work for most companies. WirelessMail does offer some additional features over a mail rule that might be useful for business users...

    • emails sent from the handheld can be bcc'd to your Notes address for permanent record, and WirelessMail will recognize these and move them to your Sent folder as if you had sent them from Notes.
    • You can control which sizes and types of attachments are included on the redirected message copies
    • You can set filters for whether to redirect an email (based on date/time/sender/content) with more control and ease than the mail rules interface in Notes.
    • Remote control commands can be emailed from your handheld back to your Notes address to adjust settings, full text search your mail, query your calendar, and lookup addresses
    • WirelessMail sends you daily summaries of your calendar entries for that day, as well as reminders before meetings
  11. scotty1024 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    Might as well just use IMAP to Notes at that point, almost no security at all with copying email into a public email server.
  12. CyberGreg macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2004
    Very true except my companies acceptable use policy prohibits blind forwarding. :cool:
  13. acrafton macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2006
    Agreed . . .but not sure the tool above complies with corporate policies either. . .their website goes out of the way to mention you don't need to work with corporate IT which I read as a wink-wink to circumvent them.
  14. sting0r macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007

    What template are you using? Can you post it by any chance or point me in the right direction?
  15. Packman macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    I would need a VPN client to access iNotes inside our organization. In order to sync messages, calendars, and to do lists from Domino to the iPhone using IMAP the following mobile gateway looks very promising:

    I have requested pricing from resellers listed at this site but both claim they are listed by mistake. I contacted Synchronica directly yesterday for pricing information but have not heard back yet. Does anyone know of another mobile gateway that works with Domino Notes using IMAP? :confused:

  16. b257177 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2007
    Wow... people still use Notes. I guess that's not too surprising, people are probably still using CC mail too. I remember getting my developer certification at the R5 release in Florida... oh the promises of glory and greatness. ::cough::

    That was what, almost ten years ago? How far has Notes/Domino come?
  17. Packman macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2007
    Many government agencies use Domino Notes because the security is better. Currently running version 7 which is certainly an improvement over version 5. Still trying to find a mobile gateway though. Synchronica still has not replied to my request....:rolleyes: vaporware?
  18. schwali macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
    Help with inotes on iphone

    I see many of you crossed this bridge some months ago. I just got my iphone and also am a victim to Notes at work. I attempted to access inotes on my iphone, but upon attempting to login received an error message that the extraweb/inotes only uses internet explorer because it uses Active X controls. And iphone obviously is not running explorer.

    Has anyone succesfully used inotes and if so, please share with me how.
    thank you!
  19. mdhanel macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    Redirect problems?

    Did you have any problems getting stuck on the redirect page of the webmail application (inotes)? I have tried access lotus notes through the inotes and my iphone keeps getting stuck. Any ideas?
  20. toddcastle macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2008
    an Expert Q&A on this at this week

    I had questions on this too and found that, for the week of September 8 - 12, 2008 has an expert moderated Q&A on iPhone and Lotus . I've found these forums super helpful in the past.
  21. him303 macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2008
    Lotus mail on iphone

    Can you please list down the steps to make lotus mail work on iphone
  22. doug0365 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    yes please I also would like to know how you managed to get notes email working on the iphone.
  23. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    It starts with installing the server side software. It's software in addition to the standard iNotes software. I am sure there are detailed instructions at the IBM web site.
  24. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
  25. doug0365 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008

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