Lotus Notes does not validate email addresses before sending
Posted on 2007-04-05
We are running Lotus Notes 6.5 on the client and server. We have multiple Address lists. The clients are set up to search all the address lists on the server so that when a user chooses to address an email to say Mike Smith and there are multiple Mike Smith`s within the enterprise a notes popup window appears on the screen and the user chooses which one to address the email to. This works fine for us however we got a call from the CFO yesterday complaining that he sent a confidential information to another Mike Smith in another Address list. So he sent it to mike.smith/companyA instead of mike.smith/CompanyB.
So i tested this on my computer and notes validates only when a comma or semi-colon or enter is pressed after typing the name. However if i enter the name and move my cursor to write an email and then click on send, Notes sends it to the first match in alphabetical order in any address list without validating.
This is a problem for us. Is there a patch or workaround for this? Changing usernames is not an option. We would like a window to open when there are duplicate names in multiple address lists without typing comma, semi-colon or enter after the name is written in the To box.