GFI FaxMaker can be installed in a Lotus Domino/Notes 4/5/6/6.5 environment, either directly on the server or on a separate machine. For larger networks, it is recommended to install GFI FaxMaker on a separate machine than Lotus Notes/Domino.
This article provides the steps to configure Lotus Notes 4 and 5 to send and receive faxes with GFI FaxMaker.
For information regarding how it works, refer to Lotus Domino/Notes Configuration.
This guide refers to GFI FaxMaker working with Lotus Notes versions 4 and 5.
The setup process involves four main steps:
- Creating a dedicated database for GFI FaxMaker.
- Defining the database as a POP Mailbox.
- Setting up forwarding of the Domain.
- Modifying the GFI FaxMaker Notes mailbox views.
- In the Notes Workspace select File > Database > New. The following window is displayed:
Figure 1: Creating a Notes Fax database
- In the New Database dialog (screenshot above), set the following options:
Option Setting Server Local Title
Template Server Local Template Mail (R5.0/6.0)
- Click OK.
- Right-click on the new database and select Access Control.
- In Manager rights, enable the Delete document option.
- From the Notes Workspace, navigate to Server and open the server Address book.
- Click Add Person.
- From the Basics tab, enter a Name and Password for the Mailbox and set the user name
- From the Mail tab, set the Mail system to POP or IMAP.
Figure 2: Setting up the POP mailbox for GFI FaxMaker
- From the Internet message storage option, set the Mail section to Notes and Internet Mail.
- Click Save and Close.
- From the Lotus workspace, open the address book and navigate to Server > Domains.
- Click Add domain.
Figure 3: Setting up a Foreign Domain in Lotus Notes
- In the Basics section, set the Domain type to Foreign Domain.
- In the Foreign Domain Name field, enter the name of the domain you want to set up (for example,
- Select the Mail information tab and set the following options:
Gateway server name: key in the name of the server where the GFI FaxMaker mailbox is found (for example,
Gateway mail file name: key in the name of the GFI FaxMaker mailbox (for example,
Figure 4: Foreign Domain options
- Gateway server name: key in the name of the server where the GFI FaxMaker mailbox is found (for example,
- Click Save and close.
Set up the GFI FaxMaker mailbox views to allow the GFI FaxMaker MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) to see the forwarded mail.
- Log on to the GFI FaxMaker mailbox client from a Notes client.
- Select Design > Views.
- Double-click ($POP3).
Figure 5: Modifying the mailbox views
- Delete all the entries in the script windows (lower window).
Figure 6: The ($POP3) view
- Save and close.