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Is there a limit to the number of entries in Recent Contacts view of Notes 8 client?

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The Recent Contacts feature is a view in the personal address book of Lotus Notes 8 client containing a local cache of people that you frequently collaborate with. Names are automatically populated in this view when you read mail from or send mail to a particular user.

Is there a limit to the number of entries that can be populated in this view?


There is a limit of approximately 3000 contacts that can be added to the Recent Contacts view.

In 8.5.2, a notes.ini parameter was introduced to allow users to set a limit on the number of recent contacts that are added to the personal address book. Refer to technote 1430597 "Is it possible to limit the numbers of the recent contact list in the Personal Address Book?".
For more information on the Recent Contacts feature, refer to the wiki article: IBM Lotus Notes 8 Recent Contacts and Type-ahead features: FAQs

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes

Software version: 8.0, 8.5

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Software edition: Edition Independent

Reference #: 1267141

Modified date: 31 August 2010