® Lotus Notes
® Traveler 8.5.3 delivers new features for its supported devices and for Lotus Notes
Android device support
Android installation improvements
Android mail enhancements
- Lotus® Mobile Installer is no longer a separate application. The features provided by Lotus Mobile Installer, such as automatic client updates, have been consolidated within the Lotus Notes Traveler client application.
- If you use the default browser on the Android device to connect and then download the Lotus Notes Traveler client for Android, the server and user ID fields will automatically be filled out during Lotus Notes Traveler installation. The Lotus Notes Traveler for Android client is now able to reuse the same information that was previously entered in your browser to prefill this connection information.
Android calendar enhancements
- A Select Text option has been added to the menu when viewing mail. By choosing this option, you can select text within the mail item and copy it to the device clipboard. This text can then be pasted into new Lotus Traveler mail messages or other applications that support the clipboard paste function.
- Android devices can now read and send Domino® encrypted mail.
- As you enter names or addresses in a new mail message, Lotus Notes Traveler generates a list of possible contacts that match the entered characters. At any time, you can select one of the options to fill in the field. Both contact and group matches display. If this is done from the mail compose editor, the resulting matches will additionally display an icon that distinguishes contacts and groups.
- The maximum file size options for auto-downloading mail attachments on an Android device have been raised to 25k, 100k, 500k, 2M, or 10M.
- A Send button has been added to the compose mail form. Now you no longer need to access the device menu to send mail.
- Signatures for mail messages can now have multiple lines.
- Actions like Send, Save as Draft, and Discard are now buttons in the compose mail form. The Cc and Bcc fields are now hidden by default, and can be toggled using Hide Cc/Bcc or Show Cc/Bccwithin the Message Options dialog.
- The user interface in the compose mail editor has been improved. Send, Save as Draft and Discard actions are now available directly from the primary compose screen instead of the context menu.
Android home page widgets for mail and calendar
- A Select Text option has been added to the menu when viewing calendar entries. By choosing this option, you can select text within the entry and copy it to the device clipboard. This text can then be pasted into new Lotus Notes Traveler mail messages or other applications that support the clipboard paste function.
- When in the calendar week view, calendar events now display as much of the subject text as can fit within the view.
- You can now schedule, reschedule, modify or cancel meetings with attendees from your Android device.
- Lotus Notes Traveler for Android now recognizes and highlights telephone numbers and conference call access codes in the Subject, Location and Description fields of calendar entries and enables the user to dial them by simply tapping the number.
- Performance for changing days or the week when using the swipe gesture has been enhanced.
- As you enter names or addresses in a new calendar entry, as you type, Lotus Notes Traveler generates a list of possible contacts that match the entered characters. At any time, you can select one of the options to fill in the field. Both contact and group matches display. If this is done from the calendar event editor, the resulting matches will additionally display an icon that distinguishes contacts and groups.
Android 3.0.x tablet menus
Home page widgets for Lotus Notes
Traveler mail and calendar can now be added to your Android home screen. If you press and hold the home screen icon, then select to add a widget, you will now see the following widgets in the list:
- Traveler Calendar
- Traveler Mail
There are small and large versions of the mail and calendar widgets.
The new Android home page widgets for Mail allow for a scroll bar to cycle through messages, an unread mail count, and a shortcut button for creating a new message. The new Android home page widgets for Calendar implement a scroll bar to cycle through calendar entries, today's date information, and a shortcut button for creating a new calendar entry. Both types take advantage of the smooth scrolling feature available for Android OS 3.0 and later.
The Lotus Notes Traveler menus within each of the Traveler applications have been revised to better align with the navigation experience expected for Android 3.0.x tablets.
Apple device support
Selective application sync for Apple devices
Selective wipe on Apple devices
Administrators using Lotus Notes
Traveler settings as part of Domino
policies can now use the Enforce in child
policies feature to prevent Apple iOS devices from syncing certain applications. For example, if you deselect the Mail application sync
option and the Enforce in child
policies option is selected, then users of Apple devices with this policy will no longer be able to synchronize mail to their device. This option can be used for each application that is supported by iOS devices, which includes mail, calendar and contacts.
Locking the device settings in this manner is only available as part of Domino
policies. This feature is not available if you are using the default device settings that are defined in the LotusTraveler.nsf
For more detailed information, see Default device preference and security setting values
Notes® ID password caching on Apple devices
The capability to wipe only Lotus Notes
Traveler Mail, Calendar and Contact data from an Apple iOS device is now available. For more detailed information, see Remote wipe
Apple devices now respect the security policy settings with respect to caching the user's Notes ID password. The Notes ID password will be cached securely on the device and the user will not have to re-enter their password until the "Auto lock period" (from the Administrator settings) expires or the device is locked. This feature requires the 2.0.3 version or later of Traveler Companion from the iOS App Store. Mail enhancements
- When Apple iOS devices reply to or forward a Notes Domino mail from the device, the reply and forward indicators are now properly set on the server side mail database.
Note: Apple devices do not sync these indicators from the server. If you forward or reply with a device other than the Apple device, this indicator will not sync to the Apple device's mail.
- You can now flag mail for follow up purposes. Flags can be set on both the server and device side, and will sync both ways.
Previously, folder management functions were only available on the server side. Now, you can create, rename, move, and delete mail folders from your Apple device.
Nokia device support
Nokia Symbian^3 support
Lotus Notes Traveler client is now available for Symbian^3 devices in addition to S60 3rd and 5th edition devices.Nokia Symbian^3 device encryption enforcement
HTML mail support on Nokia Symbian^3 devices
Support for device encryption enforcement is now available for devices using Symbian Anna level software. If encryption is enforced on the Lotus Notes
Traveler server, and the client detects that the device is not encrypted, it will be blocked from syncing until it is encrypted. If your device is not encrypted, a window will display prompting you to begin the encryption.
For more detailed information, see How do I encrypt my Nokia Symbian^3 device?
Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 adds support for HTML mail viewing on Symbian^3 devices.
Lotus Notes Traveler server
Device level access control for new devices
Corporate lookup improvements
A new security policy option called Device Access is now available with Lotus Notes
Traveler. This policy is disabled by default, but administrators can use it to require approval for new devices registering on the Lotus Notes
Traveler server. See the Device Access
tab on the default settings document.
For more detailed information, see Default device preference and security setting values
Mail routing configuration no longer needed on the Lotus Notes Traveler server
- For name lookup searches that result in a return of more than 30 records, Lotus Notes Traveler for Android and Windows™ Mobile now indicates that some results were not returned and that the search should be refined.
- When using the Name Lookup feature on your mobile device, group names on your corporate directory will also be returned in the search results. When using the Name Lookup feature on your mobile device, Domino mail-in database names will also be returned in the search results.
- In previous versions, when a mobile device did a search for a user using the Name Lookup application, that search was executed against the Domino directory on the Traveler server. This sometimes led to different results than a lookup search executed form the Notes client. Lookup now uses the user's mail server instead. This can configured using a notes.ini parameter.
Previous versions of the Lotus Notes Traveler server required that mail routing was configured and working in order for the server to process SMS push messages and meeting notices originating from the mobile device. In deployment scenarios where the Lotus Notes Traveler server is not running on the same Domino server as mail services, this is no longer required. The Lotus Notes Traveler server now uses the user's mail server's mail.box for all outgoing messages. Meeting notices sent from mobile devices
Previously, meeting notices, such as new meeting requests from the device or meeting acceptance notices, had their "Sent By" field as the Lotus Notes Traveler server address. This has been fixed so that calendar notices are now processed in a similar path to outgoing email and the notices now all originate from the mobile device user's identity.