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Files Plugin for Lotus Notes does not upload documents

If you are using the Files Plugin Lotus Notes from the Greenhouse Solutions Catalog, you may be finding yourself being able to see and download all files in IBM Connections Files repository, but when trying to upload a file though, you might get an error message like that:

A problem with the server was encountered.


To solve that problem you need to add one line to Lotus Notes plugin-customization.ini:


Then save the ini-files, restart the Notes Client and the upload should be working now.

The plugins-customization.ini can be found in your Notes install directory/framework/rcp in Windows.  Mac user right click the Notes.app icon and choose “Show package content”. Then they go to Contents/MacOS/rpc/ .

How to activate Spotlight-Search for Lotus Notes content

One of the greatest thing of Mac OS is the Spotlight-Search (CMD+Leertaste) that gives me instant access to data and information on my computer.  Spotlight can also be used to search and find mails in Lotus Notes – actually even fast than the Notes search itself.  This must be activated first, though.


To do so click on Actions => Desktop Search when you are in your mailbox-view.


Actions / Desktop Search


On the next screen you set the checknark on “Enable idexing of local Lotus Notes databases”:



Now you get a warning that data indexed by Spotlight will not be under Lotus Notes security control anymore (e.g. spotlight may give you a preview of a mails content).  That’s why I leave the checkmark at  “Index encrypted fields” unchecked so encrypted mails do not show up in spotlights index.



Using “Add…” you can also add further databases such as archives to the spotlight search.  I found it harder to find the proper email when all my archives are included, since I usually need recent emails.  Therefore I went back to only adding my mail file.  Once you hit Apply the changes are saved and soon (or later 😉 ) the first results will show up in your spotlight window.