Your administrator can manage upgrades so that your mail file template is automatically upgraded after you upgrade your IBM
® Lotus Notes
® client. When you first start the Lotus Notes
client after upgrading, Lotus Notes
begins upgrading the design of local application templates, such as Contacts.
If your administrator chose not to automatically upgrade mail templates, you will see the Upgrade Mail File Design dialog box the first time you log in to Lotus Notes
after you have upgraded to a new release.
Upgrading your mail template does not delete existing mail messages, personal folders or categories, document links, or any other standard Lotus Notes
features. However, upgrading deletes any personal agents and any custom forms or views. You can protect customized forms or views in your mail file from changing during the upgrade process by setting them to be unaffected by design changes. If you do not protect them in this way, upgrade only if you didn't customize any features or don't want to keep those you created. Refusing to upgrade means that you may not be able to see new Lotus Notes
features in the mail messages you receive from users who have upgraded, and in your mail view.
If you are using Microsoft
®, installing Lotus Notes
8.x from the installation media kit will, by default, upgrade your Lotus Notes
installation from Lotus Notes
6.5.x or 7.x to the Lotus Notes
8.x release. If you install Lotus Notes
8.x in this manner, you will need to upgrade your mail and contact templates to their Notes
® 8.x equivalent. See the Lotus Notes
installation and upgrade section of the Domino
® Administrator help for complete details on the mail and contacts template upgrade process. The Domino
Administrator help is available at www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/documentation/domino and publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/domhelp/v8r0/index.jsp.
What you can do
When prompted to upgrade, do one of the following:
- To upgrade your mail template, click Upgrade.
- To keep your custom features and keep using your current mail application design, click Don't show this message again and click Cancel.
- To upgrade your mail template later, click Cancel. The Upgrade Mail File Design dialog box will appear the next time you log in to Lotus Notes.