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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”:

EnableIndexing

 

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.

DesktopSearchWarning

 

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.

 

SpotlightNotesMails