Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Is a Lotus Notes local replica still accessible after the mail account is removed from the NAB?

Posted on 2008-11-17
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hello Experts,
I have a Lotus Notes ver. 6.5 mailbox whose owner is about to leave our company. For business continuity purposes, I was asked to create a local replica of his mailbox on another user's PC so this second user will be able to access the local replica. This was done by giving the user id file and the Lotus Notes password of the person resigning to this second person. The latter successfully created the local replica on her PC.
My question is, once I remove the user from the Company's Address Book will this local replica still be accessible? FYI the second user opened successfully his local replica while not connected to the network.
Question by:dinozzo
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Sjef Bosman
ID: 22974128
Yes, but...

Read also this:

The user id of the user leaving the company, are you going to block it in the server's Name and Address book? In a Deny-group? How long will the ID be valid?

If everything stays local, I'm pretty sure there won't be problems until the ID expires. What happens afterwards I really don't know.

Author Comment

ID: 22974270
Hi sjef,
Thank you for your feedback.
We do not use the Deny Access group facility for terminated employees. But the certification issue will definitively be a problem. So I suppose that re-certifying the user id for say 5 years from today should ensure continuous availability of the local replica. What do you think ?
LVL 46

Accepted Solution

Sjef Bosman earned 1000 total points
ID: 22974345
I think so, but I'm not really sure (I'm not a REAL admin ;-)). I suppose it will work, since I opened Notes using an old ID the other day, without problems. I assume that a local database is always accessible, even with an expired ID. I could not find any proof of this on the Internet though.

What if the new user of the old ID also leaves the company? Wouldn't it be better to make a copy of the old mail database, remove encryption (when used), and give that database to the new user? The hassle with ID's would be over. You can always retain a copy of the ID of course.

By the way, adding a Deny Access group won't do any harm...

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31517375
Thanks a lot Sjef Bosman !

Featured Post


Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Problem "Can you help me recover my changes?  I double-clicked the attachment, made changes, and then hit Save before closing it.  But when I try to re-open it, my changes are missing!"    Solution This solution opens the Outlook Secure Temp Fold…
Sometimes clients can lose connectivity with the Lotus Notes Domino Server, but there's not always an obvious answer as to why it happens.   Read this article to follow one of the first experiences I had with Lotus Notes on a client's machine, my…
Loops Section Overview
Whether it be Exchange Server Crash Issues, Dirty Shutdown Errors or Failed to mount error, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery has always got your back. With the help of its easy to understand user interface and 3 simple steps recovery proced…
Suggested Courses

577 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question