Squirrel – The Internet Mail Collector for IBM Domino

There is no built-in function in IBM Domino to collect messages from an Internet mail server and to forward them to the user mail database. This server add-in allows the administrator to define the Internet mail servers which are allowed to be used for mail retrieval. The user or the administrator then defines the Internet … Read more

Publish IBM Domino Contact Birthdays in iCalendar Format

Inspired by an article from Mat Newman, I have created a small enhancement for the users mail database. It consists of two Notes design elements (one view and one Java agent) which publishes the contact birthdays in the iCalendar format (RFC 5545). This allows the user to show the birthdays of IBM Notes contacts on any platform which … Read more

Automatic Re-Sync of Domino DAOS Catalog

For a proper operation, the Domino DAOS catalog should always be in „SYNCHRONIZED“ state. If for any reason the state changes to „NEEDS RESYNC“, you need to enter the console command To make sure the DAOS catalog is always synchronized, just create a program document in the Domino Directory as follows: If the DAOS catalog … Read more

Publish IBM Domino Calendar Entries in iCalendar Format

Inspired by an article from Mat Newman, I have created a small enhancement for the users mail database. It consists of two Notes design elements (one view and one Java agent) which publishes the user calendar entries (appointments, anniversaries, all day events, meetings and reminders) in the iCalendar format (RFC 5545). This allows the user to show … Read more

Support SSL/TLS Java connections with RSA >2048 on IBM Domino

When executing Java code on the Domino server to connect to an SSL/TLS site, you may encounter errors, such as The problem is that the IBM Domino server (at least up to 9.0.1 FP3) ships with default Java policies which prevents SSL/TLS connections using certificates with RSA higher than 2048 bits. The solution is simple: … Read more

Create IBM Domino keyring file with SHA-256 signed certificates

The following article my help you with the creation of SHA-256 keyring files for IBM Domino. Step 1: Verify prerequisites IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP2 IF1 or higher (for SHA-256 support) IBM Domino kyrtool installed (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=ibm%7ELotus&product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Domino&release= Access to a Mac OS X or Linux workstation (for OpenSSL command line tool) Step 2: On workstation with Mac … Read more

Troublehooting POP3 Collect connection problems

Problem The Domino server POP3 Collect addin shows the error Cause The POP3 Collect addin Java task is unable to establish a connection to the configured POP3 server. Solution Check if the Domino server running the POP3 Collect task is able to connect to the POP3 server. This can be done by executing the «telnet» … Read more

Manage multiple Java versions in Mac OS X

Apple does no longer provide Java Runtime Environments (JRE) or Java Development Kits (JDK) for Mac OS X. The last JRE from Apple was version 1.6 (Java 6). If you need newer Java versions (e.g. for Eclipse Luna), you can install newer JREs and JDKs from Oracle directly from their website http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html. The Mac OS … Read more

Disable OS X Spotlight indexing for removable medias

The indexing function in OS X called Spotlight does a great job finding things on your workstation. But sometime, you may like to exclude removable medias, such as USB memory sticks from the indexing process. One way to exclude any media or directory is by adding it to the spotlight privacy tab in the control … Read more