Automatically Run An Agent When Server Starts

SnTTYou want an agent to automatically run each time a Lotus® Domino® server starts up. How can this be accomplished?
In version 7.x or earlier you can create a Program document set to run “at startup” in the Domino Directory. For example, on a Windows® platform, the Basics tab of such a Program document would look like:

Program name: nserver
Command line: -c “tell amgr run ‘database_name.nsf’ ‘agent_name'”

Note that both the database name and agent name must be in single quotes.

In Notes 8 there is a new feature in the agent properties.

Notes.ini Preferences Plug-In For Lotus Notes 8

Notes.ini preferences plug-in (sreenshot) is the Eclipse 3.2 compatible plug-in integrated into Lotus Notes 8 client’s File/Preferences area, which allows you perform such tasks as:

– view all settings of your local Lotus Notes 8 client’s notes.ini file in sorted way
– quick lookup of each setting via the type ahead control
– add/edit/remove any setting
– request each setting description from configured description repositories via WebServices (one of such WebServices enabled repositories is provided by company called Kalechi Design, USA, which hosts Notes.ini database prepared by Rudi Knegt from RKJ-Soft)

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ND8 – Using SMTP Outbound Authentication To Relay Hosts

One of the new features in the brand new release 8 of IBM’s Lotus Notes an Domino is the SMTP outbound authentication (SMTP AUTH) to relay hosts. Most of the ISPs only allow authenticated users / server to relay mail thru their server.
To setup this new feature follow these simple steps:

  • 1. Make sure you already have a Configuration Settings document for the server(s) to be configured.
  • 2. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab and expand the Messaging section.
  • 3. Click Configurations.
  • 4. Select the Configuration Settings document for the mail server or servers you want to administer, and click Edit Configuration.
  • 5. Click the Router/SMTP – Basics tab.
  • 6. In the field “Use authentication when sending messages to the relay host,” choose one of these:
    • Required – Checks whether the server can authenticate. If the server cannot authenticate, no attempt is made to try a non-authenticated session.
    • Enabled – Checks whether the server can authenticate. If the server cannot authenticate, an attempt is made to try a non-authenticated session.
    • Disabled – The SMTP Authentication feature is disabled. Authentication is not attempted.
  • 7. Specify the SMTP account name in the Name field, and the SMTP password in the Password field.
  • 8. Type the host name into the field “Relay host for messages leaving the local internet domain”.
  • 9.Click Save and Close.

I’ve only tested with maybe there are problems with other ISPs as in the past with 1&1.

SMTP Outbout Authentication

I would like to say thank you to Ramon Bisswanger who invented and developed the SMTP AUTH tool. I’ve used his great tool to send mail via my Domino server without any problems for the past 3 years.