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How to set up Lotus Notes android phone using lotus launcher

Updated on May 9, 2012

Office mail of most of the companies particularly IT companies is in Lotus notes. Lotus notes is a good mail client developed by IBM. But it cannot be accessed using the default mail client in your android phone. This hub describes how to set up Lotus notes mail in your android phone using a small sized application called Lotus Launcher.

For installing Lotus launcher just go to android market from your android phone and search lotus launcher or for the latest version lotus launcher 2. You can also download it to your computer through the android market link for lotus launcher 2. After installing it you need to configure the lotus launcher to get mail access as it cannot configure by itself.

How to configure

In order to configure your lotus launcher 2, just launch the application. Click on the menu button of your phone select preferences. From preferences select your lotus notes parameter. There are many options that you have to give to configure your lotus launcher.

1. You have to select your connection type whether it is HTTP or HTTPS. If you have any doubt go to a computer browser and go to the mail login page and check the first letters of the URL

2.Next thing that you have to select is the address or url of your mail server. this can also be found from the URL of your login window from your browser. It is the remaining part after https://. It will be like mailserver.com

3.Next is database name. It will be something like mail/name.nsf. that is it will have a .nsf extension. You can found this also from your web browser login window. It is the part that is remaining up to .nsf in the URL after mailserver.com/.

4.Next is username and password. It will be the same that you are using for login in web window.

5.You have to select the authentication type. Usually it is the most secure POST method. Also get method and basic methods are available even though that are not used much in the modern companies for security reasons.

6.Now there is one more question regarding database version whether it is 8.2 or higher. That you can check for both configurations.

These are the necessary configurations that are needed to make a connection with your mail server. There are more additional options like calender import, security lock like pattern lock of android OS.

There is Lotus notes traveler edition which is the co operate edition of Lotus mails provided by IBM. But it is not free and very difficult to setup. Using Lotus launcher 2 you can easily setup lotus notes in android devices without any cost. But this does not provide facility to synchronize contacts. For synchronizing lotus notes contacts and calender, you need IBM Lotus notes traveler which is a product supplied by IBM with charge. But if you need only to check the lotus notes mails Lotus launcher 2 application available in android market free of cost is enough

If you are looking how to configure Lotus notes traveler, it is not the correct place. Here the configuration steps of lotus notes on android phone using free app Lotus Launcher is only described. Current version of Lotus launcher available in Android market is Lotus Launcher 2, which is free of cost and supported by ads

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      sagar thakral 3 years ago

      Hi

      I tried to set the app in my android phone as intructed, i am getting an error - net.- Error_name_not_resolved. I am using lotus notes 7 version. I use lotus application instead of using web browser on pc.

      Please look into the issue....

      Its very urgent

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      Abhishek sharma 4 years ago

      Its working now. I dont know how..

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      Abhishek sharma 4 years ago

      I got the settings correct.But when I tried login,

      I got - 500 INVALID POST EXCEPTION ERROR

      and on refreshing ,the login screen says I am not authorized to access *****.nsf , i.e my id.

      and my access got revoked from webmail as well.

      after sometime it worked on my pc.

      but still not working on my mobile. Every time I try to login on my device, my access is revoked for sometime.

      I am using galxy note 2,Android 4.1.2

      please look into this issue.

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      Abhishek sharma 4 years ago

      I got the settings correct.But when I tried login,

      I got - 500 INVALID POST EXCEPTION ERROR

      and on refreshing ,the login screen says I am not authorized to access *****.nsf , i.e my id.

      and my access got revoked from webmail as well.

      after sometime it worked on my pc.

      but still not working on my mobile. Every time I try to login on my device, my access is revoked for sometime.

      I am using galxy note 2,Android 4.1.2

      please look into this issue.

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      Andorid DEV 4 years ago

      If anyone is looking for Lotus iNotes app for android. then you can find it at : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....

      you need to configure your account only once, and everytime when you open it will get you sign in automatically.

      you just have to provide username, password and your server.

      server you can find from your lotus notes or it is just the hostname of your lotus inotes url.

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      Susheel T 4 years ago

      Thank you very much...the setup steps you provided are really helpful...i got Errro 500 & 404 but finally got connected after changing the Authentication method to GET.... :-)

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      prasad 4 years ago

      I am getting below error after entering username and password -

      Error 404

      file not exist

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      Kent 5 years ago

      Why cant I delete mail ?

      Why can I not see any other mail folders? only inbox

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      Yash 5 years ago

      Any update on error 501 HTTP Web Server:....

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      @Yash - This error is new to me. I will check and update.

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      Yash. 5 years ago

      I am getting error 501 HTTP Web Server: Function not implemented Exception. Pl. help . I have thoroughly checked all parameters and they are correct.

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      Torben 5 years ago

      Have i done. and bought it aswell, and new androide

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      @Torben- Try updating to the latest version of app.

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      Torben 5 years ago

      Hi I have the same problem as @Thomas.

      I Have check the Https since it's Https://Sony.xxxx.Se/mail

      Servername: Sony.XXXXXX.se

      database: mail/tmundfel.nsf

      user name: ----

      password: --------

      My url are like this: https://sony.XXXXX.se/mail/tmundfel.nsf/

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      @Thomas, Ashwini - Try updating your version of Lotus launcher app. many updates are coming.

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      Ashwani 5 years ago

      Not sure why there is no provision to reply or send mail

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      Thomas 5 years ago

      I got the error message

      HTTP Web Server: Invalid POST Request Exception

      What does it mean? I use Galaxy SII with Android 4 version.

      Thanks for your help in advance

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      @Thomas- Which is this language my friend. Please ask in English

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      Thomas 5 years ago

      hallo,

      bei mir kommt die Fehlermeldung

      HTTP Web Server: Invalid POST Request Exception

      Was bedeuted das?

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      @Erno- Even in my lotus launcher it will show like Domino web access is not certified to work in this browser. Still it will load, after that.

      @Jinz:-Thanks dude. happy to know that you find it useful.

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      Jinz 5 years ago

      Very useful and working. I am working in IT company in chennai and lotus notes is my office mail. Now I can easily check my mails from my mobile itself. Also I feel like weblite view is the best inbox view for mobiles

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      em01040 5 years ago

      This app does work in my web browser.

      It said that "Domino Web Access has not been certified to work with this browser"

      Android verson 2.3.4

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      @Erno: Friend you are correct, me also think you overlooked some setting. If all settings are correct, your URL will come like http://www.mymail.co.za/erno.nsf. Check your settings once again

      Also try different authentication methods

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      Erno 5 years ago

      Hi Vinner, in the server i have www.mymail.co.za and in the db I have erno.nsf the error remains the same. I get http://username:password@www.mymail.co.za/erno.nsf?openDatabase&ui=dwa ulite might be down. Now from the setup requirements this should be fairly simple but there is must be something else that im overlooking. I removed the mail directory cause I had that in there but no success.

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      @Erno: The values you entered are not correct for your demonstration URL. In your example you should enter www.mymail.co.za as you servername and erno.nsf as database name. Note that in your webmail section there is no /mail/ , so you do not need to enter that anywhere. In short http://servername/database should complete the entire web mail URL

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      Erno 5 years ago

      Hi I have been stuggeling with this for some time now and following the steps above it seems that I have it all right but i still get the "Web Page No Available" error on my mobile device that has been described by Unathi. I can however log on to my email via the internet. I go on the we using for example http://www.mymail.co.za/erno.nsf it asks for username and password then im in. So I have in server for lotus launcher www.mymail.co.za, mail/erno.nsf in the database name. Its still not working.

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      Jibin 5 years ago

      Lotus launcher is really cool app. Now i can check my lotus mail any time from my phone. Thanks a lot for settings.

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      This will open like that only. But while loading it will ask to open in which way. If you select web mail mode, it will open as you open in your internet browser. But there is one Lotus iNotes mode, in which you can get a user interface almost like that of an app

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      nabil 5 years ago

      it opens like in web mail and not as mentione dabove as application with interface and buttons..

      any suggestions??

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      vinner 6 years ago from India

      Hai unnathi:

      First of all you try to login to the mail using your web browser. After entering username and password press submit. Then check the url. It will contain something like *****.com/mail/mail2/374479.nsf/*****

      Open lotus launcher-preferences-Your lotus notes parameters.

      In this under server name enter youraddress.com.

      In the dbName enter /mail/mail2/374479.nsf, as shown in your url

      Then enter user name and password. Then you are done. You will be able to connect

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      unnathi 6 years ago

      I see the following error If you receive an error similar to this: “http://mail/mailfile.nsf:password@broncos.leesummi...

      OpenDocuments&Form=m_MailView&ui=dw_ulite might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address”

      i have tried killing and relaunching the applicatiom and i have also restartedmy xperia arc android phone

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      unnathi 6 years ago

      unable to setup lotus notes on my android , could you please help..it will be very very helpful

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      vinner 6 years ago from India

      I have not tried with calender import in Lotus Launcher as my calender is empty. But I think surely there will be a way to synchronize your calender events. I will tell you later in this hub

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      Stefan 6 years ago

      thanks fpr the tool. But what ist the calender-import. Should it import my lotus-Calender to my google-calender? In my case ist doesn't do anything...

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      vinner 6 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot my friend. But the only problem is that for setting up it initially you will take some time. Also remember to set a lock pattern for opening lotus launcher in your phone from lotus launcher settings. Otherwise you mail can be accessed by any person who uses your phone. If you are the only one using the phone, no problem

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      andro 6 years ago

      Very useful. I am able to set up Lotus notes in my droid. It is much better than installing lotus notes travaller edition