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SwiftFile 4.2 for IBM Notes 9.0

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Question

What is SwiftFile 4.2?

Note: SwiftFile 4.2 works with IBM Notes 9.x client.

For information on the version of SwiftFile that works with Notes 7.x refer to the document, "SwiftFile Mail Assistant 3.0 for Notes Client 7.x" (#1240395).
For information on the version of SwiftFile that works with Notes 8.x refer to the document, "SwiftFile Mail Assistant 4.0 for Notes Client 8.x" (#1305206).


Answer


I. What Is SwiftFile?
II. How to obtain SwiftFile for IBM Notes
III. How to install SwiftFile
IV. How to enable SwiftFile in the Mail file.
V. Information regarding SwiftFile in Notes/Domino 9.0 Release Notes
VI. SwiftFile Readme file



I. What Is SwiftFile?

SwiftFile is an intelligent assistant for IBM Notes that helps users organize their e-mail into folders. SwiftFile uses a text classifier to learn each user's mail-filing habits. SwiftFile learns to predict the three folders into which the user is most likely to place each incoming message. The predictions are presented to the user as three shortcut buttons that allow the user to quickly file each message into one of the predicted folders. When one of SwiftFile's predictions is correct, the effort required to file a message is reduced to a single button click.

When you install SwiftFile it is integrated into the Mail template for IBM Notes client.



II. How to Obtain SwiftFile for IBM Notes.

The Notes 9.x CD includes the SwiftFile version 4.2 program in the Apps directory.

Note:
- SwiftFile works on Windows operating systems only. There is no Macintosh version.
- No separate international version exists. SwiftFile supports all languages that Notes supports. It is localized for some languages, and users see a language that matches to the Windows system locale.

SwiftFile 4.2 for IBM Notes 9.0 English is also available via the document, "Download Swiftfile for IBM Notes 9.x " (#4034409).



III. How to Install SwiftFile

SwiftFile can be installed from the Notes CD by running CII29EN.exe in the Apps\SwiftFile directory. Refer to the Readme file below for step-by-step instructions. Or, if you downloaded the application at the URL in section II above, refer to the url for install instructions.



IV. How to Enable SwiftFile in the Notes Mail File

After the SwiftFile installation, IBM Notes 9.0 enables SwiftFile automatically. Users can find the "SwiftFile" tab in the Preferences in their mail database. With the mail file open, select Actions > More > Preferences, then select the SwiftFile tab and select the "Enable SwiftFile" checkbox.

Once you select OK to exit Preferences, you will see three folder options when you open each email.



V. Information regarding SwiftFile in Notes/Domino 9.x Release Notes

Additional items on Notes and Domino Designer DVDs
SwiftFile 4.2 for IBM Notes
SwiftFile is an add-on to the Notes client that helps users file their e-mail into folders. SwiftFile learns to predict where the user is likely to file each incoming message. Based on its predictions, SwiftFile adds three shortcut buttons to the top of each message that can be used to quickly file a message into one of the suggested folders. When one of SwiftFile’s predictions is correct, the effort required to file a message is reduced to a single button click.

Installation
SwiftFile can be installed from the Notes CD by running CII29EN.exe in the Apps\SwiftFile directory. After the SwiftFile installer completes, follow the directions in the SwiftFile ReadMe file to enable SwiftFile for your mail application.

International Support
SwiftFile supports all languages supported by IBM Notes. Multiple languages can be mixed within the same application and even within the same document without adversely affecting SwiftFile's prediction ability.

System Requirements
Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows 8.
32 MB RAM
10 MB free disk space
IBM Notes client



VI. SwiftFile 4.2 Readme file

SwiftFile 4.2 for IBM Notes 9.0
Installation and Usage Instructions

Copyright (c) 1999, 2013 International Business Machines. All rights reserved.


Overview
--------

SwiftFile is an intelligent assistant for IBM Notes that helps users
organize their e-mail into folders. SwiftFile uses a text classifier to
learn each user's mail-filing habits. SwiftFile uses the model it learns
to predict the three folders into which the user is most likely to place each
incoming message. The predictions are presented to the user as three
shortcut buttons that allow the user to quickly file each message into one
of the predicted folders. When one of SwiftFile's predictions is correct,
the effort required to file a message is reduced to a single button
click. This file contains instructions for installing and using SwiftFile.

System Requirements
-------------------

OS: Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows 8.
Memory: 32 MB RAM.
Disk: 10 MB free disk space.
IBM Notes 9.0
Lotus Notes 6.0 or later mail template.
Administrative privileges are required to install SwiftFile


Installation & Configuration Instructions
-----------------------------------------

To install SwiftFile, perform the following steps:

1. Run CII29EN.exe to start the SwiftFile installer. The SwiftFile
installer wizard will help you copy the SwiftFile system files to
your local hard drive.

2. Activate SwiftFile

1. Start IBM Notes if it is not already running.
2. Open your mail database.
3. Select the menu item "Actions / More / Preferences...".
4. Select the SwiftFile preferences tab.
5. Place a check in the "Enable SwiftFile" check box.
6. [Optional] Enable SwiftFile logging by placing a check in
the "Enable SwiftFile logging" check box. This will turn on
a log of all SwiftFile activity that is useful in
diagnosing SwiftFile problems and bug reports.
7. Press OK.

NOTE: SwiftFile must be activated for each replica in which you
would like to use SwiftFile. In particular, if you are
using a local replica of your mail database, you may want
to enable SwiftFile for both the local and server copies
of your mail database.

To install SwiftFile silently, the following command line should be used:

CII29EN.exe /s /v"/qb+"

The "/qb+" will provide a progress bar and indicator when the installation completes. The /qn can be used for a completely silent install.


Using SwiftFile
---------------

Using SwiftFile is straightforward. Whenever you open a message, SwiftFile
will add three shortcut buttons to the top of the message that represent
SwiftFile's best guesses as to where to file the message. If one of these
buttons is correct, click on that button and SwiftFile will move the
message into the selected folder. If none of SwiftFile suggestions are
correct, simply file the message using the regular Notes interface for
filing messages.

SwiftFile learns about your mail-filing habits by analyzing your
previously-filed documents and by watching over your shoulder as you file
new messages. This learning takes place in the background and starts as
soon as you enable SwiftFile for the current mail database. SwiftFile's
learning algorithm is very quick. For most users, SwiftFile can learn to
predict where you would like to file the messages in your Inbox after just
a few seconds of training. For some users, SwiftFile may take a few
minutes of learning before it can make reasonable predictions. Please give
SwiftFile a few minutes if you find that its initial predictions are not
useful.


Supported Languages
-------------------

SwiftFile supports all languages supported by IBM Notes. Multiple
languages can be mixed within the same database and even within the same
document without adversely affecting SwiftFile's prediction ability.


Limitations and Known Problems
------------------------------

SwiftFile creates a separate preferences profile for each replica of a
user's mail database. The separate preference profiles allow the user to
set his or her SwiftFile preferences on a replica-by-replica basis.
However, this may cause confusion when using clustered servers. When
a mail database first fails over to a second mail server, the SwiftFile
buttons will disappear because SwiftFile has not been explicitly enabled
for this second server. The SwiftFile buttons can be brought back by
enabling SwiftFile in the SwiftFile tab of the mail preferences dialog.

SwiftFile cannot read desktop private folders. If there are desktop
private folders in a mail database, SwiftFile will not suggest filing
messages into these folders even if the choice of folder appears obvious.
Private folders that are not stored on the desktop work as expected.

The SwiftFile buttons are part of the mail header that is displayed with
each mail message. If the sender of a message requests that the mail
headers be hidden, then the SwiftFile buttons will also not be visible.

SwiftFile is continuously building a model of how the user files e-mail.
In rare instances, this model may become out-of-sync with the user's recent
mail-filing habits. The "Rebuild Index" button on the SwiftFile
preferences dialog requests SwiftFile to rebuild its user model from
scratch and therefore can be used to resync SwiftFile's user model with
recent user activity. The "Rebuild Index" button can also be used to
repair SwiftFile's data files in the unlikely event that they are
corrupted.


Uninstalling SwiftFile
----------------------

SwiftFile should be uninstalled using the Windows Add/Remove Programs
dialog. You may also want to remove the SwiftFile folder in your Notes
data directory because its contents are not needed after SwiftFile
has been removed.

Document information

More support for: IBM Notes
Mail

Software version: 9.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1626030

Modified date: 11 February 2016


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