Does anyone use lotus notes and spotlight for search?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bottomsup, May 21, 2011.

  1. Bottomsup macrumors regular

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    I've heard it can be buggy for email search and not display the "last accessed date" for archived emails correctly. I'm thinking of buying a Mac and email search is of the utmost importance to me. The internal notes search stinks and I don't like it.

    On windows I use X1.

    Thanks
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    When I saw this thread I thought "Are you serious?" The software I hate the most on Windows is Slotus Bloats so why in the heck would I run such a thing on my Mac? :eek:

    As for searching email in spotlight, I suppose if Notes was set up as your default ...
    < hold on a second while I hyperventilate >
    ... email client on OS X...
    < Someone get the paddles! CLEAR!!! >
    Ok, I'm better now... (I think...)

    I suppose if Notes was your default OS X email client then Spotlight would look there.

    I use Mail.app routinely and while it is a known universe better than notes, I'm really not totally happy with even with Mail.app. When I want to do something a little more involved, I use Thunderbird. I won't go near Entourage or Outlook but it's just a matter of personal preference. If you are on a good rapport with your IT guy, I would think you could ask him to set up your company Notes "domino" server to allow mail.app to come in as a client and then you would know for sure that Spotlight search of Notes email would work. I can say that on my Mac, Spotlight doesn't see inside Thunderbird and I've never bothered investigating why. I just assume that if Thunderbird was the default mail app, Spotlight could see inside it. Perhaps this is something I could tweak in Spotlight settings if I wanted to.
     
  3. Bottomsup thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trust me I don't lust over notes either but I work for IBM so I have to use it :)

    Its overall note that bad but is a little slow running inside eclipse
     

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