Special thanks to James Buzek at Procter & Gamble for supplying this notes.ini setting.
The Notes client "Preferences=" variable has been an enigma value. Discussions with Lotus have not provided any insight into the contents of this variable.
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UNTIL NOW... With a bit of digging and number conversions, the secret is out... This value is simply a DECIMAL REPRESENTATION of a SIGNED 32-BIT WORD where each bit represents a different preference setting.
NOTE: Data gathered using R4.6x. Actual values in earlier versions of the Notes client may differ from that presented here.
If anyone can provide information on the
Bit Place = User Preference Selection
0 = <Unknown? >
1 = Scan for unread
2 = <Unknown? >
3 = Large fonts
4 = <Unknown? >
5 = Make Internet URLs (http//:) into hotspots
6 = <Unknown? >
7 = Typewriter fonts only
8 = Monochrome display
9 = Scandinavian collation
10 = <Unknown? >
11 = Save sent mail (Always prompt(0)/Don't keep a copy(0)/Always
keep a copy(1))
12 = Sign sent mail (Enabled(1))
13 = Encrypt sent mail
14 = Metric(1)/Imperial(0) measurements
15 = Numbers last collation
16 = French casing
17 = <Unknown? >
18 = Check for new mail every x minutes
19 = Enable local background indexing
20 = Encrypt saved mail
21 = <Unknown? >
22 = <Unknown? >
23 = Right double-click closes window
24 = Prompt for location
25 = <Unknown? >
26 = Mark documents read when opened in the preview pane
27 = Enable local scheduled agents
28 = <Unknown? >
29 = Visible new mail notification
30 = Audible new mail notification
31 = <Unknown?>