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I got a team mail and want to remove the send by field when user use this database to send email, I know lotus get this because is id is different of the owner database but I want to be able to remove this from Lotus domino  designer ..

On my google search people change or add principal field for this kind of problem but not explain at all ..

Need a how to help please !!

Thanks
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The bad news: you cannot do that, using the Designer and change the form. This is how Domino and Notes are constructed, the Sender of a message is always visible.

The good news: there are ways to bypass the problem.

A. You can ask your users to switch id, to the Team id, e.g. using a Location document. It's not a very practical solution, because they might want to switch rapidly back an forth to their own id and that isn't really possible.

B. You can do some programming that writes the mail directly in the "mail.box" database. This is the router's own database, its work queue. The Router process will pick up anything it finds in its queue and then tries to send it out. No need to use the Principal field, and you can set From to the team's mailbox address.

C. You can develop something in C that uses the Extension Manager ... Far too difficult, so try solution B.
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Thanks Sjef

I know already those solution, but I was looking for programming design template to apply to my
user that use this kind database group ..
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There is a mail template on OpenNTF that uses the mail.box approach. See also this question: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28332340/Email-Sent-from-Mailbox-as-Another-Group-or-Person.html
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Thanks again Sjef

I already know this database and have work with but very old database design and miss some
important thing to work with ...

I have mine than I buid my self on 8.5 for the company but only thing I'm looking to solve is this
Send by problem .... I think the problem is from smtp server show the sender and other not ...

The reason why I will like to remove it totally from the original mail !!
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Impossible. The only way is to create and save the mail directly in the mail.box database.
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And? Did you implement some solution?
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No keep going with my database like I build, I will find something for sure !!!
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I once offered to eat my hat in case someone found an "impossible" solution, but after eating it twice I lost my appetite!

But if you find a different solution, I'd love to hear all about it!
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Huh? No result? I told you how it's supposed to be done, and that there's no other (quick) solution. To me, that's a result, isn't it?
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Sometimes, "no" or "not possible" just is the right answer... I would really have liked to help you with a new solution, so I'm wondering what you did to bypass the problem. Did you create the mail directly in the mail.box database? In fact it would only be a new Send button in the group mail database.
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