IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5

With Lotus Notes / Domino 8.5, a new version of Lotus Notes Travel(l)er will also be available. Here is a list new features for the IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.

Mobile device security policies

An administrator can now define mobile device security policies, along with other Lotus Notes Traveler application settings. The Lotus Notes Traveler client will monitor the device security settings, and if they are not compliant with the policy, an administrator defined action is taken.

Remote wipe

If a mobile device is lost or stolen, an administrator can issue a remote wipe command to remove all sensitive data from the device. You have the option to remove the Lotus Notes Traveler application and data or restore the device to the factory default.

Improved web server configuration support

The Lotus Notes Traveler server no longer requires the use of Internet Site documents for the Domino HTTP server configuration. This will eliminate a number of integration problems with other web applications that reside on the same Domino web server and that could not support Internet Site documents. Lotus Notes Traveler server will continue to support Internet Site Documents if they are already in use on the Domino Server.

Name Lookup

The name lookup feature of Lotus Notes® Traveler allows mobile users to search for and find information about users in the Domino® directory, or remote directories if directory assistance is configured. The name lookup feature can be accessed by selecting Lookup Name on the tools menu of the Lotus Notes Traveler client. By default, name lookup returns the first 25 results for a given query and returns names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. You do have the option to customize the name lookup feature to best fit your needs.

Rich Text mail support

Rich text email can now be displayed on Window Mobile 6 devices, including support for fonts, tables and text color.

Lotus Traveler Access

It is now possible to explicitly limit who can and cannot access the Lotus Notes Traveler service on the Domino server. An administrator can define which users or groups of users that are allowed to use the service and which ones cannot.

Device management

A new Domino application database, LotusTraveler.nsf, shows information about the users and their devices that are using the Lotus Traveler service within the Domino Administration client for the current Domino server.

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9 thoughts on “IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5

  1. The URL to IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5 says S50 3rd edition Nokia Symbian and it really should say Nokia S60 3rd edition. Has anyone tried it yet ? If so can you put in a link?


  2. What about support for encryption?

    Yes it supports it by adding your to your mail file. So far I like what I see in the Travler and its Symbian Client.

    Dr. G

  3. Why is it difficult to find any info about this product. “note traveller”….
    If you go to IBMs main site

    It basicaly has very little information and then you click on Technical resources and it takes you to a page with very little information.

    How does it work technically current device support and planned support.. Is it push technology… etc

  4. @Nick: Yes it is push technology. Traveler runs as a server task on Domino 8.0.1 on Windows,but this does not necessarily means that your mailfiles must be stored on this server. Traveler can access a linux server as well but the task itself is Windows only. Perhaps this will change in the future.
    With Traveler 8 your device has to be a Windows Mobile 5 or 6 device, but Traveler 8.5 will support Nokia devices as well. See this post for further information

  5. Hi,

    You were just saying that traveler 8.5 supports “lookup” function as you were using Blackberry. i have just tested the traveler 8.5 but by doing the lookup none of the lookup works. Ive red in ibm lotus traveler forum, the lookup is only supported by iPhone on 8.5.1. i dont know which statement is correct.

    or i did configured my traveler wrongly? pls comment. Thanks..

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