iNotes integration support with the IBM Notes Browser Plug-in enables users to access their mail files, and Notes applications and documents, on a browser. Following are the integration scenarios between iNotes 9.0.x and the IBM Notes Browser Plug-in:
- An icon on the Notes Browser Plug-in's menu bar allows you to launch iNotes ( )
- The menu item File -> Open iNotes allows you to launch iNotes
- Use Action -> Forward for the Notes Forward action, available for any application document, to create a memo and open it in iNotes
- Double-clicking the workspace icon for a user's Mail application, or using a Mail bookmark, will launch iNotes to the user's mailfile
- Besides the Action -> Forward option, applications can have their own mechanism to forward a document, like via LotusScript or formula language. A good example of this is the Forward as bookmark action, available in discussion databases. IBM has tried to handle some of the most commonly used ways of creating a Forward mail action, but results could vary, depending on the script used within each application
- iNotes 9.0.x also has a button to launch the Notes Browser Plug-in, if it's installed
Find the iNotes server URL in the Notes Browser Plug-in
In order to have iNotes properly integrated, and to have the iNotes URL properly invoked through the Notes Browser Plug-in, a redirector server must be enabled. For more information, please see Setting up iNotes Redirect
in the Notes and Domino wiki.
Prevent users from trying to access iNotes from the Notes Browser Plug-in
In cases where you do not have iNotes enabled for a user's ID, the Notes Browser Plug-in will still try to form an iNotes URL when the user tries to open their mail file, or clicks the "Open iNotes"
icon, and will display an error message. The below Notes.INI parameter can be used to hide the iNotes icon to prevent users from trying to use iNotes in this case (administrators can push this via policy).
Using https:// or http:// to access iNotes
When iNotes is launched via the Notes Browser Plug-in, by default it is launched with secured protocol (HTTPS://
), for example: https://[iNotes HTTP Server]/mail file
. If you have configured the iNotes HTTP server with non-secured protocol (HTTP://
) then the below variable must be entered in the Notes.INI file of the client: