Connecting to Other Messaging Systems

Choose How Notes Doclinks are Represented to Exchange

You can specify how Notes doclinks appear in messages bound for Exchange recipients. A doclink is a link embedded in a Notes document, which a user clicks to jump to a location in the same document, or to another document, folder, or database. A doclink can be converted to an OLE object, an RTF attachment or, in the case of Lotus Notes/Domino servers, a URL shortcut.

To choose how Notes doclinks are represented to Exchange:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to Connectors.


    1. Connectors
  3. Right-click Connector for Lotus Notes (server_name), and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, under Convert Notes DocLinks to, select one of the following options:
  5. OLE Document Link

    The doclink is converted to an OLE object that is represented by an icon in the Exchange message. When clicked, the link starts Notes and opens the target document. In this case, the recipient's Notes user ID must have Reader access to the Notes database associated with the doclink and must have access to Notes client software on the computer from which the link is clicked.

    RTF Attachment

    The doclink is converted to an RTF attachment, which is represented by an icon in the Exchange message. This is the default setting.

    URL Shortcut

    The doclink is converted to a Windows URL shortcut icon in the resulting Exchange message, with the name of the link's originating database. Double-clicking the shortcut starts the default Web browser, which tries to access the Lotus Notes/Domino server and database to which the link points.
  6. Restart the connector service.