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Old 04-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Location: NJ
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Over the last 15 years I have worked for several large companies. Oddly enough, all those companies use Lotus Notes as the email client instead of MS Outlook, even though we had all the other MS Office applications. I had heard that it was maybe due to Lotus Notes being "more secure", but that just seemed to be rumor rather than any hard facts. Plus you would think Outlook would be up to snuff after all these years if security was the real issue. Does your employer favor Notes over Outlook, and do you know why?
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Location: Southern California
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Notes being more secure is security through obscurity. Notes is a database system which is extended to handle communications and email. Outlook is a mail client. Companies will uses notes for more than just email. Outlook may offer more integration with other applications but that always brings up other software and support issues. Notes won't integrate so there is no support issues, "You just can't do it." To get the benefit of Outlook, you'd need to implement new back end Microsoft Exchange servers. If you want to get rid of Notes completely, you'd probably then have to rewrite applications, you'll need a Notes programmer and possible .NET or any other target technology expert cost your company $$$. When I was supporting a Notes shop, it required far less end user support that an Outlook environment.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yep. What he said. Notes is more customizable to the corporation because there isn't as much back end stuff that it needs to rely on.
Personaly I hate Notes. I haven't seen it since R6 though.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:08 AM
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Conversion from Outlook to Lotus Notes is common need of Outlook users, as it can come across while an Outlook user facing some problem using Outlook emailing client or he/she needed to use Outlook PST data into Notes environment. When users needed to so they think ‘how to convert PST to NSF effortlessly and safely’.

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Old 01-04-2018, 06:01 AM
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Notes, wow, that's a 90's blast from the past. Haven't used it in over 20 years.
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