How to set up Lotus Notes android phone using lotus launcher
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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