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1 Using Lotus iNotes 8.5.1

2 Accessing Your Email Link from University Intranet (Home) Page
Directly by going to When prompted, enter your e-ID (or username) and password and then click ‘Sign In’

3 iNotes Launch Page – iNotes 8.5.1
iNotes either (A) opens your inbox or (B) opens to a customizable Home page If it launches to the Home page, you can click the ‘Edit Layout’ button to customize it

4 iNotes Launch Page – Customize Home Page
To customize the Home page… select the number of frames you want and then select content for each frame. Content Types include your Inbox, Calendar, To-Do list, a web page or a set of quick links

5 iNotes Launch Page – Skipping the Home Page
If you want to keep it simple, you can also go to your preferences and configure iNotes to launch directly to your mail (if it is not already configured to do so).

6 iNotes Launch Page – Skipping the Home Page
Now iNotes launches directly to my inbox

7 Working with Mail Familiar buttons, folders and tools
Create New mail, calendar entries, contacts and more. Self Explanatory Folders… Inbox, Drafts, Sent and user created Folders. The All Documents View contains just that, ALL Documents... all s and calendar entries sent or received. They show up in this view regardless of what other views or folders your documents are located in. The folders you have now will be carried over into Rules allow you to process mail automatically (put mail in folders, forward s, etc). Other Mail allows you to view other user’s calendar and mail (if they have granted you access to do so).

8 Working with Mail Double click an email to open it.
The Back button does not close a window… you will have to click the ‘X’ to close it.

9 Working with Mail You can drag and drop messages from your inbox to other folders.

10 Working with Mail – Email buttons and menus
Opens tabs for mail, calendar, contacts, to-do list and home page

11 Working with Mail You can also right-click on a message to see many of the same options…

12 Working with Mail You can preview mail at the bottom of the screen or on the side…

13 Working with Mail New and Improved type-ahead features allow you to select the recipient or search for the recipient directly from the address fields

14 Working with Mail rich text and attachments including spell-check functions

15 Working with Mail - Rules
Create Rules to process mail – can enable or disable Notice conditions – can have multiple – Also can have multiple actions

16 Working with Mail – Copy Into New
Try using Copy Into New Message or Calendar Entry – This takes the contents of an existing message and puts that content into a new message or calendar entry… similar to forwarding an except that the To: Cc: and Subject fields are retained.

17 Working with the Calendar
Fully functional calendar with multiple views (daily, weekly and monthly). Small Navigation calendar Double-click to open calendar entries The Today button jumps to today Other Calendars opens other users’ calendars

18 Working with the Calendar – Buttons and Menus
Opens tabs for mail, calendar, contacts, to-do list and home page

19 Working with the Calendar – New Meeting
Similar to the appointment entry but this one has invitees Notice date, start time, duration, alarm, subject and category fields

20 Working with the Calendar – New Meeting
Click Invite, Optional and FYI buttons to add invitees (similar to To: Cc: and Bcc: fields in ) Click Room and Resource buttons to add rooms and resources

21 Working with the Calendar – Adding Invitees
Select UHNotes1 Directory Can Search by last name Select invitees, click >> buttons to add them to the list then click ‘OK’ when finished

22 Working with the Calendar – Adding Invitees
Look at the Schedule tab to see if people are available In this example I can see that Marilyn and Johnny both have a conflict from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

23 Working with the Calendar – Repeating Entries
Click the Repeat tab to set up a repeating meeting Select the repeat interval (daily, weekly, monthly) and set the duration

24 Working with the Calendar
Meeting invitation with invitees, rooms and resources Click Save & Send when finished

25 Working with the Calendar – Summary View
Calendar Summary View – Shows a list of all calendar entries

26 Working with the Calendar – Viewing Others’ Calendars
Click Open Calendar for… Select the employees calendar you wish to view

27 Working with the Calendar – Viewing Others’ Calendars
Notice that I’m now viewing Susan’s calendar – it opens in a new window

28 Working with the Calendar – Other Calendar Entries
Appointments – almost identical to meetings except there are no invitees Reminders – similar to appointments but they have no duration… just a start time Anniversaries – repeating, yearly reminders with no start time or duration All day events – similar to appointments but they block your entire day (duration is all day)

29 Working with Contacts Contacts are fairly straight forward and will not be covered in depth Be sure to enter their address so you can them from iNotes

30 Working with Contacts You can address emails to your personal contacts
I can type in their name (even their short name… cdemeyers in this case) or I can select them from my personal contacts

31 Working with To-Do Lists
To-Do lists are fairly straight forward and will not be covered in depth

32 Working with To-Do Lists
To-Dos show up on your calendar

33 Working with Preferences
We’ve already discussed the display (launch) options Do NOT make iNotes your default mail client if you also use Lotus Notes

34 Working with Preferences
You should create an signature if you do not already have one Include your name, phone, cell, etc.

35 Working with Preferences
It’s a good idea to set your default “free/busy” schedule so other users can effectively invite you to meetings. Also, this is where you set your out of office agent when on leave or vacation

36 Working with Preferences
Click the link below to change your internet (iNotes) password

37 Working with Mail – Copy Into New
This calendar entry (a Meeting invite) was created from an existing . The subject and body of the were brought into the invitation along with the recipient.

38 Working with Preferences
This is where you can give others access to view your calendar Be VERY careful when allowing others to view your . It is NOT recommended.

39 Modifying the Signature Select “Preferences”

40 Select “Signature”

41 Enter your information in the Rich text box and save the changes

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