I’m switching companies and from Lotus Notes to Outlook. How can I save and view my LN emails?

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I've got a large archive of emails from my current company which I want to keep and view in the future. Do I need to buy a personal LN licence?
ASKED: November 18, 2010  5:22 PM
UPDATED: November 23, 2010  11:36 PM

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There are several ways to do such kind of job. Microsoft does not have an updated Notes Connector and does not plan to release one.

The export procedure as email conversion or Notes migration or export Lotus Notes to Outlook. Every item of Notes file is exported to Outlook file as emails, calendars, images, attachments, journals, appointments, alarms, schedules, to do list, favorites and documents, presentations, spreadsheets, contacts, drafts, sent emails, existing folders with sub folders.
I am providing the procedure to export Notes to Outlook:
1. List the .NSF file in the software.
2. Scan and Preview the file before saving them
3. Define the save option: PST or Exchange Server any one
4. Define the Text type format: Text or RTF
Imp. NOTE: Save emails in text format- fastest speed and save emails in rtf format- Low Quality- Medium Speed, Save emails in rtf format – best Quality – Lowest Speed.
5. Selected folders get saved at the defined location
6. View the converted .NSF file with MS Outlook.
The versions support are :
a) Lotus Notes – 8.0, 7.0, 6.5
b) MS Outlook – 97, 98, 2000, 2003, 2007
c) Lotus Domino Server – 8.0, 7.0, 6.5

There is a another way, but this requires bit of experience ….
For this u need to use the DAMO connector.
The Lotus Notes MAPI service provider (or NOTES MAPI support) is a .dll file provided with Lotus Notes. It allows programs that require a MAPI interface, including the Microsoft Outlook to access LOTUS NOTES e-mail.So it is now possible to use the File > Send command within 32-bit Microsoft Offfice applications (which do not support Lotus’ VIM messaging standard) to send mail via Lotus Notes.
When u install Lotus Notes, if the setup program finds MAPI support installed, it will add NOTES to the list of MAPI services available to Outlook profile. Before applications can use Notes MAPI support, u must include Lotus Notes as a service in ur Outlook profile.

OR u may try out for a 3rd party SW also.

Hope this info may help u !

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  • Ledlincoln
    The original poster may not want to have his old Notes mail in his Outlook client. If that is the case, I would suggest just taking the whole mail file (xxxx.nsf) on a CD and installing a Notes client on the new computer to view it. I don't think IBM cares about licensing a client that does not connect to a Domino server, but I could be wrong. I wouldn't go out of my way to broadcast to the world that I have an unlicensed client, anyway.
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  • Tuscan1
    Many thanks for the answers guys - will probably go with the option of installing a LN client and accessing old emails that way. Many thanks again
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  • Tuscan1
    Tuscan1 - Be very careful that you are not violating corporate policy by taking a copy of your emails with you. You should carefully review your corporate policy before doing so. Often, e-mail generated on and received by company computers, on company time, and using company resources, is considered company property.
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  • Tuscan1
    TedNYC - good point and noted. I was using my work email address for personal emails also and was looking for the best way of managing those. Thanks for the input
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