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Traveler 9/Apple issue – “mails from other people appear to come from me”

An issue was reported by multiple users on a customer site recently.   Since a Traveler 9.0.1 upgrade :- mails coming into user’s inbox that are from external Internet senders are showing up in the “who” column as being from the recipient’s name rather than the sender. This is only for some mails though, not… Read the full article

Domino 9 – DBMT in program documents

The Database Maintenance Tool in R9, promises an awful lot; essentially, that it does everything compact, fixup and updall does, with more options including: controls on number of threads for each task conditional options such as running a fixup if compact doesn’t run a certain number of times all from one single command/program document. However,… Read the full article

FLASH: Some users stop receiving updates after upgrade to Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 IF3 (2013.07.23)

IBM have sent out an update today, about 8.5.3 UP2 IF3 where users stop receiving mail. In short the fix is to upgrade to 8.5.3 UP2 IF4. The details are documented here Cormac McCarthy – Domino People Ltd  

Domino Fix Packs on Virtual Windows 2008 R2 (Windows Instrumentation Service problems)

This is an addendum to an earlier blog post  but I found it so common on sites this year it’s worth it’s own blog post. As per my earlier post, it is often “difficult” to install 8.5.3 fix packs on Windows 2008 R2,  (there’s a couple of work arounds already listed, namely “run as administrator”, uninstalling… Read the full article

New Traveler 9 Console Commands

There’s a couple of new commands available when you issue a “tell traveler” from the Domino console in Traveler 9, that I haven’t seen documented elsewhere, namely: tell traveler cleanup and tell traveler netaddr  “tell traveler cleanup” is designed to force the removal of users that haven’t connected since the allocated cleanup period, [based on… Read the full article

Interesting Note on Windows Installation during Domino 8.5.3 FP4 upgrade

It has already been noted that there is an Interim Fix available for the “early” release version of 8.5.3 FP 4. What is also of note is what is actually installed either with the interim fix or with the “new” version of 8.5.3 FP4. The Domino fix pack installs Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005.  What… Read the full article

New iNotes 9.0 Undocumented Security Feature.

In iNotes on a Domino 8.x server you can view encrypted mail over http, once you’ve uploaded your ID. In iNotes on a Domino 9.0 server you get this message: It’s an interesting that this is now forced, I haven’t seen it documented anywhere. Not that we’d recommend that anyone use HTTP for any production… Read the full article

Debugging SMTP in Domino

These are some really useful notes.ini variables, if you’re changing any SMTP settings in Domino (in particular if you’re setting up or changing a TLS connection). SMTPClientDebug, SMTPDebug and SMTPDebugIO – Description and usage here TraceSSLHandshake – Description and usage here SmtpSaveOutboundToFile – Description and usage here  SMTPSaveImportErrors – Description and usage here Every time I’ve… Read the full article

Installing Domino Fix Packs on Windows 2008 R2

I’ve come across few “gotchas”  in recent months that seem to be catching customers over and over again.  Particularly when it comes to installing Domino Fix packs on 8.5.X on Windows 2008 R2, I’ve heard the following scenarios multiple times: 1. You get an error saying you don’t have a valid version of 8.5.x installed.  You will probably need… Read the full article

Traveler capacity planning and NOTES.INI settings.

IBM have recently published a series of new articles on the Domino Wiki site.  Two articles that really caught my eye were on:- Capacity Planning on Traveler – haven’t seen as detailed and specific guide as this before and Traveler notes.ini settings – it’s great that Traveler customisations are now published and this is a brilliant reference to bookmark.… Read the full article