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Hello

Prevent Copying is a security otpion, so that nobody can print or forward mails.

But when your receive an email which is prevented - you still can forward or print the mail
only when you are in the mail you cannot print or forward is this an error of Notes?

I am not too good in explaining hope you understood.

Regards

Helen
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by:madheeswar
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From what I have understood ur problem, it is the limitation of Notes.
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Limitation of preventing that other people in the company cannot print or forward the mails.
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See, when any user or yourself sent an email to other people enabling prevent Copying, they can't print, forward this mail.

this is security of Lotus Notes.
Hope you got my point.
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Not really cause if you have the incoming mail which has the (prevent copying activated) you still can forward and print it.
So this is an error of Lotus Notes.
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from HELP:
To prevent copying or forwarding of a Notes mail message:

You can prevent Notes mail recipients from copying a Notes mail message that you send. This includes copying with the clipboard, forwarding, replying with history, and printing. However, this option is merely a deterrent to copying. Recipients can still use other means to copy the message.
  1.      Create a message and choose Actions - Delivery Options.
  2.      On the Basic tab, select "Prevent copying" and click OK.
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I am sorry but you dont understand me.
I know how to create an email and prevent copying.

Let me explain differently:

You have your mailbox open - and you see severeal emails (your mailbox)
I send you an email with prevent copying.
You receive it in the inbox, you dont double cklick the mail (you dont open the mail) you print it or you forward it there its working
but when you open the mail you cannot print and cannot forward it.

Understood?
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by:madheeswar
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Yeah. Now I understood. Sorry for my poor understanding.

It seems like it is a bug. But I did not tried.

what is the version of Notes?
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by:hstalder
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ahhhh finally.. perhaps i didnt explain myselve too good, as english is not my mothertongue.

Nots 5.0.11
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by:madheeswar
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lots of Experts mother tounge is not English.
So, no probs.

Enjoy your stay at EE.
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by:hstalder
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well i still dont have an answer is it a bug or not?
how will it be in the version 6?
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forward is not working. But reply is working.Print alson working.

All the above scenario is in ND6 and without opening document.

If I open document, I can reply only.

Looks like a BUG.
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by:p_partha
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This is just a mail feature, it shd not be considered as security option, as it can be easily broken with a simple action formula :

Field $keepprivatefield:=@deletefield;

If you really want to apply security, then encrypt the mail and send

Partha
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and moreover, I believe you cannot do anythign apart from taking printscreen, Irrespective of whether you are in mail mode or message viewing mode

Partha
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Will this bug be also in the version 6.5?

Helen
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Did you read what i said:

"This is just a mail feature, it shd not be considered as security option, as it can be easily broken with a simple action formula :

Field $keepprivatefield:=@deletefield;

If you really want to apply security, then encrypt the mail and send

Partha"

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sorry i didnt ...
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