Knowledge Collection: IBM Notes and Domino mail rules
This Knowledge Collection serves as a source of key documents regarding IBM Notes and Domino mail rules. This includes Block Sender rules, Server mail rules, and Domino Web Access mail rules.
|Server mail rules|
|Notes mail rules|
Mail templates 6.5.4/6.0.5 and later 6.5.x, 7.x, 8.x
Starting in the Notes/Domino 6.5.4/6.0.5 (and 7.0) mail templates, the mail rule functionality was improved such that the mail rule entries within a user's calendar profile were re-written after various operations. If you enable or disable a rule, move a rule, or create or delete a rule, then the calendar profile's existing rules are removed and re-populated with the relative enabled rules. This improvement avoids many issues but there are still some minor flaws.
Discussed in both of the following technotes is one of the last minor issues to exist, where a rule created using earlier templates could continue to run once you deleted them, or run twice. The technotes include a template revision which allows you to avoid the issue.
6.5.4/6.0.5 and later 6.5.x: Mail rules not executing as expected in Notes 6.5.4/6.0.5 (#1216891)
7.x/8.x: Mail rule issues with Notes/Domino mail template (#1217940)
Mail templates 5.x, and 6.x prior to 6.5.4/6.0.5
The following document details common issues and template revisions, which will correct and allow you to avoid these issues. The technote also includes LotusScript code that can be used to create an agent to remove current rule entries from the mail file's calendar profile.
Deleted mail rules still run and/or enabled mail rules do not run (#1088058)
The above technote includes numerous suggested revisions, some of which are dependent on the current mail template version in use. It may be easier to simply upgrade to a 6.5.4/6.0.5 or later design. The mail rule feature was improved in the 6.5.4/6.0.5 mail template, and the majority of the issues that existed earlier are avoided. There are a few minor issues which can be avoided by minor template revisions. You should upgrade to the later design if possible.
|Domino Web Access mail rules|
Mail rules in Domino Web Access become disabled after upgrading to Domino 7.x (#1260708)
|Block Sender rules|
The following issues were resolved in mail template revisions introduced in Notes/Domino 7.0.3 and 8.0:
The following issue was introduced in the mail templates in Notes/Domino 7.0.3 and 8.0:
The internal formula(s) used for the Block Sender rule were originally allowed to grow to a length which was not compatible with other Notes/Domino limits, and this caused undesired errors and even crashes or hangs. This was addressed in the 6.5.4/6.0.5 and later mail templates. In some cases if you are using the later templates the formula may need to be edited to correct the earlier issue. Refer to the following documents for more information:
|Additional mail rule references|
Cannot create mail rule that determines if sender is group member (#1207479)
NOTE: Template revisions discussed in the reference documents are considered supported revisions, as the majority of them are taken directly from revisions made in later template releases.
|Messaging Applications||IBM Domino||Administration||AIX, i5/OS, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS||9.0, 8.5, 8.0, 7.0, 6.5, 6.0|
More support for:
Software version: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0
Operating system(s): Linux, Windows, iOS
Software edition: All Editions
Reference #: 7012234
Modified date: 13 July 2011
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