Setting Up Multiple Mailboxes

R5 has added the ability for a server to use multiple files for
processing mail. The documentation fails to mention a key step and unusual

If you have been running mail with only 1 file and switch to using 2
(or more), Domino creates two new files and However,
Domino does not automatically copy unprocessed messages still remaining in the
old file over to either of the new mail boxes. According to Lotus
Support, you must do this yourself.

The problem with this is that you can't open the old file! R5 for R4
compatibility reasons will automatically open either or
whenever you try to open on the server.

The way around this is to open the locally instead of from the server.

There are three ways I can think of to do this:
1. Copy or move to your workstation, and then open it.
2. Open locally from a server client (which is unsuppported and not
recommended in R5)
3. Create a drive share and open from your workstation client -- Notes
treats the database as local in this case.

Once you have open, copy the remaining messages to the clipboard and
past them into either of the new or files on the server.
This was first published in November 2000

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