Notes as mail client for (ISP) Internet mail

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I recently upgraded to Notes Rel 6 on my home PC and decided to use it as my internet mail client to migrate away from Outlook Express. I have (I think) followed all the instructions in the Help file in setting this up. I am able to receive my (ISP) internet mail, however, I cannot send. The message I get on the replicator page is that my message is deleted and an error was detected in contacting my ISP. When I look in, my message is still there and no further information is presented for me to determine what the problem is. Nothing is being logged to log.nsf either. What am I missing? If you require more information, please contact me.

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Have you got a Connection Document for your ISP as well as a pair of Accounts. 1 for incoming mail and 2 for outgoing mail.

The Second Account should have settings like -:-
a) Account name e.g. POugoing Internet mail
b) Account server name
c) Password
d) Protocol this should be set to SMTP
e)Only from Location(s) e.g. Home or * for all


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  • BFischer
    You might need to setup your outgoing e-mail as secure. Not sure how to do this in Notes though.
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  • MatNewman
    Hi Bob, As indicated by Spud, you will need 2 account documents in your local address book. 1. Account for inbound POP 2. Account for outbound SMTP Make sure the account names are NOT the same, eg call one "Mail POP" and the other "Mail SMTP" You DO NOT need a connection document for your ISP, connection documents tell Lotus Notes how to connect to Domino Servers, not "Foreign" (ie, NON Notes) systems. BFischer's advice is required if your ISP requires an SSL connection to authenticate before sending email. If you did not have to configure SSL in your Outlook Account's, you do not have to do this for Notes. The other important setting is in your location document, which tells Notes how outbound mail is directed. Choose "Advanced" -> "Locations", and open the Location document that you use in your Address Book. Go to the "Mail" Tab, and make sure the "Send outgoing Mail" option is "Directly to Internet". While you are there, you may also want to check that scheduled replication is enabled to automatically check mail in the background for you without having to manually replicate. Once this is all set up, check for a file called "", which is where outgoing Internet mail is held if you have followed the instructions above for sending mail "Directly to the Internet", rather than "" which is for Domino server directed mail. Finally, you might also want to migrate your outlook mail and contacts across to Notes, to do this - go "Start"-"Run", browse for a file called "nupgrade.exe" (which should be in your Lotus Notes program directory) and include the number 4 in the Command line, eg: "c:program fileslotusnotesnupgrade.exe" 4 Follow the prompts to migrate your data from outlook to Notes. HTH Regards, Mat
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