iPhone - Lotus Notes webmail capability

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gildo4realdo, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. gildo4realdo macrumors newbie

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    My work has their Lotus Notes locked up pretty tight. I can't set rules (or else I would have been forwarding everything to my gmail account by now) but one thing they have enabled lately was the webmail feature. I thought for sure I'd simply be able to use Safari to access this capability but the page loads uncomplete with the following message

    "Cannot Open Page, Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid."

    Basically everything loads up fine accept it stops and gives me the above error message and none of the mail in my inbox is shown like it normally is. All the folders in the sidebar are visible and everything in the header bar is there, just no mail.

    I've seen the Martin Scott software but I'm trying to stay away from this since it's obvious my company doesn't want us doing anything with our mail outside lotus notes.

    Why in the world won't safari load my mail? The really weird thing is when I go to my calendar, it gives me the same message and my calendar doesn't load (calendar content area empty) but then after some time (~ 1 min) it eventually loads and my calendar appears. I waited to see if my inbox would do the same but it didn't.

    Thanks in advance for help.

    iPhone version - 3.0
    Carrier - AT&T
     
  2. gildo4realdo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BTW, I'm using the following address to access my companies webmail:

    http://us-mail-21.XXXXX.com/Mail8/XXXXXXXXXX.nsf/iNotes/Mail/
     
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I can't really help you directly because I don't know about the inner workings of Lotus Notes, but I also must use it for work. IBM has a web-based application called iNotes that I am using. It runs through Safari and is acceptable, although it doesn't do push or even notices of new mail. You have to log on.

    It works fine for reading and answering email. It accesses the address book properly if it is stored on the server instead of locally. It lets you view today's calendar and move from there to other days one day at a time. You cannot edit or add events, though.

    It isn't perfect, but since OS 3.0 came along and improved Safari page loading speeds and allowed users to permit remembering usernames and passwords, I've been reasonably satisfied with it.

    There were server side modification that IT had to make, the nature of which I don't understand, but if your IT people will let you take this approach, perhaps you too can get along with Notes on the iPhone.
     
  4. gildo4realdo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply iFerd.

    I found my answer out by the way and figured I'd document it here so anyone else looking for an answer would see.

    I was going through the Safari browser trying to use iNotes. It was almost working but the reason it didn't totally work is because I had Lotus Notes 7.x.x. I've since upgraded to Lotus Notes 8.x.x and it works like a charm going through Safari to iNotes. Of course this won't work for those who don't have iNotes enabled on the server side. I'm just lucky enough our IT department enabled this not long ago. (It's very useful, I'd encourage your IT to try it if they aren't, works with Firefox, IE on PC's too)

    BTW iFerd, you can see more than 1 day in your calendar, just use the "Calendar" pull-down in the top menu bar to change this.

    Hope this helps someone in the future.
     

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