Lotus Notes READ & UNREAD emails

Posted on 2007-08-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I'm using Lotus Notes 6.5 on a laptop. The problem is that some of my READ emails comes back as UNREAD
after 20 mins or so and this has just suddenly started to happen.
Question by:Bianchi928
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    1) Close the Notes client and delete the cache.ndk file in the Notes data directory.

    2) Compact the Desktop workspace in Notes. ( double click a TAB on the workspace and choose the advanced tab, COmpact button )

    3) reboot your laptop

    Are you replicating with a server every 20 minutes .


    I hope this helps !

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    I'm working on the server and I also have a local from my replica
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    Does it happen in both ?

    DId you try 1,  2, and 3 ?


    Author Comment

    No...I haven't tried anything as yet..It only happens on the Server one. Will let you know


    Author Comment

    I have tried everything and it's still the same. I even deleted the Cache & refreshed the design & also
    Shift Ctrl  F9 to refresh the view. NO LUCK...Also, there's no automatic replication.
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    by:Sjef Bosman
    It might be a timing issue. Verify that the server's time (and date!) are exactly the same as yours.
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    Do you use more than one workstation? Notes can sometimes get confused when you do this.

    Do you have clustering? The two copies of the mail file sometimes fail to synchronize unread marks.

    You may be able to get better mileage out of this by TURNING ON local replication, then setting an INI variable that forces the local/seevrer copies to resynchronize unread marks at every replication.
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    Just wondering if the ini variable is still valid for 6.5.   See here for a good article:

    To turn this on for R6.5, go to Database>>Properties>>
    Click on the HAT tab, (the last one) and then check the "Replicate Unread Marks" option.  Set it to "All Servers" if it is currently set to none, or "Clustered Servers" if your servers are clustered.

    Do this for your local replica.

    Sometimes stuff that was read off the server that becomes "unread" is also because the:
     1. server was bumped, or restarted, or
     2. or it replicated with the clustered server, or

    as qualetee says, multiple workstations..which happens to me a lot. :)

    I would agree with qwaletee's assessment that the clustered server seems to be the one breaking the unread marks.

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