Showing posts with label plugin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plugin. Show all posts


Running mail rules over previous mail messages?

Some new Notes users, when they approach the client for the first time, are surprised that it's not possible to run a mail rule over previous,old messages.

You can write a new rule but it will be applied to new messages only...
In my opinion that feature should be standard in Notes, it would be handy.

Just yesterday I downloaded Mail Rule Utilities, a plugin from Bob Balfe, that will install a button on the Lotus Notes toolbar and allows the users to select and run Notes mail rules (defined in the users mailbox) over a folder (usually Inbox). Great tool!

Moreover you can read Bob's article about his developing of the mail plug-in.

By the way, I installed the plugin on my Notes 8.5.2 beta and it works.


SnTT: a helpful policy for Notes R8 plug-in installation

I was getting mad trying to install some third-party plug-ins for my Notes R8.02 beta 2 ! e.g. see

Because I could not even see the usual File > Application > Install menu item to start the plug-in installation!

That's should be very easy indeed, I already did it with previous Notes 8 installation, just adding line:
inside the text file named PLUGIN_CUSTOMIZATION.INI .

Of course I relaunched my Notes client to see the hidden menu item, I even rebooted my laptop! ;-)

No way.

Then, I even took a look inside the names.nsf hosted on my Domino mail server: no policies were assigned to my Notes user or organization.

So what?

After some searching on the web I found out that it's possible for a Domino administrators to setup a Desktop Policy to allow Notes users to install plug-ins: see IBM Infocenter .

"User-initiated install or update of Notes features and plug-ins is not allowed by default but can be enabled by setting a provisioning policy (Allow user to do user-initiated updates) or PLUGIN_CUSTOMIZATION.INI file preference ("

So I defined a policy for my Notes user, setting up a Desktop Policy with the cited "provisioning policy":


and at the bottom of the Basic section:

Then I assigned that policy to my Notes user inside the Person document within names.nsf :

I restarted my Notes client and FINALLY I could see the usual Install menu item for plug-ins: