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Lotus Address Book

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Last Modified: 2013-12-18
   I am using Lotus Domino 7.0 and Lotus client 7.0.Some of the clients are having local copies of the databases and synchronize every time in order to get updates from the original DB from server. Address book contacts are manually copied to their personal address books but when any address is deleted from the server so those who are having local copies of DB and addresses copied to their local address book still use the old contacts when they send emails to groups. So my question is Is there any way to synchronize address book with server so whatever is deleted at server must get cleaned at user address book.
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Have 2 local address book. One is the normal personal address book and another will be a local replica copy of the server address book.
Now, in the User Preferences from the users Notes client, in the Mail tab->Local address books, add additional another address book using browse. This will now shows multiple address books in the Memo form when user uses Address button.

Hope it helps.


well first browse section can only browse the names.nsf file and second if that server entry is available there it will still take bandwidth to get the required addresses from the server.

In Lotus 8 i know address book can be synchronized. But please tell me what is the (Action -> syncronyze address book) option is for??

It is for iNotes purpose.


when i clicked the option it says that 115 addresses inserted , it inserted  where (Location)???
it is internal to your mail database and iNotes.
I think you cannot view them....
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From version 6, this provision is available....please check Notes help for more information.
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You can not synchronize personal contacts with the global address book ( Domino directory ).

In general it is NOT a good idea to put corporate contacts in your personal address book.  That is why there is a DOmino directory.

Some options are to use the Deny access groups for all people termed, and remind users to check the list and update there local / personal contacts accordingly.

I hope this helps !


yes i am doing the same , instructing the users to check the domino directory for the latest updates of contacts and then copy then to personal address book.


Hi madheeswar:
I have been searching for this option as you mentioned that address book sync is available since version 6. Please provide me a document link or any instruction guide so i can enable the same facility.

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