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If Lotus Notes users are complaining about delayed e-mail, the problem might be their incorrect use of "Local mail file" instead of "Office." SearchDomino.com member Peder Koed explains and provides a code snippet that will resolve the issue.

My users frequently complain that their e-mails are delayed. They also complain that they receive a "New mail warning," but e-mails don't appear in their inboxes until an hour later. This is because they were using their "Local mail file" even though their location is "Office."

I solved the problem by restricting my users to two different Locationdoc's: "Office" and "Travel." I know that "Office" is the wrong when using Mailfile on Local( db.Server is "blank" ).

  
Sub Postopen(Source As Notesuidatabase) 
' ******* Test for local mail file - Begin ********
 Dim session As New NotesSession
 Dim db As NotesDatabase
 Set db = session.CurrentDatabase
 Dim loca As String
 Dim comma As String
 Dim lname As String
 If ( db.Server = "" ) Then
  loca = session.GetEnvironmentString
( "Location", True )
  comma = Instr ( loca , "," )
  lname = Left ( loca, comma -1)
  If lname = "Office" Then
   Messagebox "
You are now using your LOCALE mailfile" , 
MB_ICONEXCLAMATION, " 
******* WARNING ********* "
  Else
  End If
 Else
 End If  
' ******* Test for local mail file - End ******** 
End Sub

I know that not all Administrators are allowed the luxury of restricting their users to two locations. So here is some extended code to check the actual value in the location used.

Sub Postopen(Source As Notesuidatabase) 
' *******  Test for local mail file ******** 
        Dim session As New NotesSession 
        Dim db As NotesDatabase 
        Set db = session.CurrentDatabase 
        Dim lok As String 
        Dim komma As String 
        Dim lname As String 
        ' ** Server = _blank then file is on local,
so now find name on Location used 
        If ( db.Server = "" ) Then 
                lok = session.GetEnvironmentString
( "Location", True ) 
                komma = Instr ( lok , "," ) 
                lname = Left ( lok, komma -1) 
                
                ' ** The Find path to local mail file 
                Dim sTemp As String, sNab As String 
                Dim view As NotesView 
                
                '** Get and parse the 
NAB setting stored in INI file 
                sTemp = 
session.GetEnvironmentString("NAMES", True) 
                
                ' ** Allow for the possibility 
of multiple NABs being specified 
- if so, take only the first one 
                If Instr(sTemp, ",") Then 
                        sNab = Trim(Strleft(sTemp, ",")) 
                End If 
                If Instr(sTemp, ";") Then 
                        sNab = Trim(Strleft(sTemp, ";")) 
                End If 
                
                ' ** Get only Names.nsf 
                If sNab = "" Then 
                        sNab = "Names.nsf" 
                End If 
                Set db = New NotesDatabase("",sNab) 
                Set view = db.GetView("Locations") 
                
                ' ** Now get "Mail file location" 
[Field=MailType ( on Server=0 Local=1 ) ] 
                Dim doc As NotesDocument 
                Set doc = view.Getdocumentbykey (lname) 
                If Not (doc Is Nothing) Then 
                        If doc.GetItemValue( "MailType" ) 
(0) = "0" Then 
                '        Messagebox " Mail-type " 
& doc.GetItemValue( "MailType" ) (0) 
                                Messagebox 
"You are now using 
your LOCALE mailfile" , MB_ICONEXCLAMATION, 
"******* Warning *********" 
                        Else 
                        End If 
                Else 
                End If                 
        Else 
        End If                 
' *******  Test for local mail file ********         
End Sub

 


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This was last published in January 2006

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