Accessing Mail from a Web Browser

What do you do when you are not in the office and the only computer available to you does not have Lotus Notes on it? Don't panic. As long as your Domino administrator has set up the mail server to allow you access to your mail via the Web, all you need is a computer with an Internet connection. Just make sure before you leave town that you ask your administrator for the following information:

  • Your user name. This may be the same user name as you use in Lotus Notes, or it could be a shortened version of your name.

  • Your Internet password. This is only used when you need web access to a Notes database.

  • The URL you must enter to access your mail file. This is usually in this format:

Your Internet password is automatically assigned to you by your Domino administrator. Depending on policy settings established by your system administrator, you will initially have either no Internet password or your password will be the same as your Notes password. To change your Internet password, enter the URL for your Mail with ?changepassword added to the end, such as When the Change Password dialog box appears, enter you old password and then your new password, and then confirm your new password by typing it again. Click Submit. Your old and your new passwords are both usable for the next two days. Keep in mind that if you are changing your Lotus Notes password you might also be changing your Internet password, depending upon the choices your system administrator made when setting up Lotus Notes.

When you need to access your mail, open the web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) for the computer you are using and enter the URL in the address field. A login dialog box appears where you enter your user name and password. That will authenticate you with the server and identify you as having access to your mail file.

How your mail looks and works after you open it depends on whether you are set up to use WebMail or Domino Web Access.

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