By default, Lotus Notes Traveler maintains a HTTP or HTTPS connection between a device and server that allows both to stay in sync with each other. Depending on several factors (such as network provider, Network Address Translation (NAT) timeouts, and device characteristics maintaining this connection can burden the battery of the device. Using SMS mode for auto sync can decrease the burden on the battery and increase the amount of time between battery recharges.
Attention: Do not perform these steps unless you know that you have an unlimited SMS plan. Otherwise this can result in an expensive phone bill.
To conserve battery life with SMS mode for auto sync on Windows™ Mobile, Nokia and Android devices:
Select Enable SMS notifications.
On the device, go into the Lotus Notes Traveler settings and select Auto Sync.
Enter the SMS email address information. This is usually your phone number, followed by the @ symbol, and then a carrier-specific domain, for example:
For Nokia and Android devices:
Set SMS notifications to On.
After following these steps, Lotus Notes Traveler stops maintaining a constant connection to the server. It also starts using SMS to notify the device of server-side changes. These SMS messages are received in silent mode by Lotus Notes Traveler on the device so that they do not interfere with your use of SMS messaging.
Note: The "Auto Sync" setting should remain "Always connected" if you want to immediately sync when an SMS comes in.
Setting the SMS message sender address
If your mobile devices are not receiving SMS messages sent by the Lotus Notes
Traveler server, it may be because the mobile carrier for the device is ignoring the SMS message. By default, the email address set in the outgoing message FROM field is set to the same address as the TO field. Some carriers treat this as an invalid SMS email message. To make this work, tell the Lotus Notes
Traveler server to use a different FROM address by setting an internal configuration value. The Lotus Notes
Traveler server administrator must edit the NTS_SMS_SENDER_ADDRESS
entry in the notes.ini
file and add the new address.
Use a valid email address as the NTS_SMS_SENDER_ADDRESS
value (not the example given above). Save the file and restart the Lotus Notes
Traveler server. This procedure is only required if you are having problems receiving SMS messages. On Android, the status when connected will be "Connected to server via SMS."
Parent topic: Setting auto sync options