Monday, September 8, 2008

Chrome + Lotus Webmail (iNotes), Works Fine

FatGuppy on Twitter and some other people have been ranting the Lotus Notes Client for webmail, sometimes referred to as iNotes or Domino Web Access, doesn't work.

This is far from the truth.

In accessing my server via the Google "front end client" browser, Chrome, all is well. Now we have an R8.0.1 server and an 8.0.2 server in cluster.

If you are checking it out on an older version of Lotus Domino, say R6, it would not be a surprise to me if you had some issues.

Why? Because you are running software which is at least 3-5 years old.

Google, not Lotus, built Chrome with cutting(bleeding) edge software and respective versions of various code(beta java code for one) and it would not be likely that an old server would recognize any of it.

Having said that, when was the last time you updated your server's java code? Or patched all the Microsoft holes/security items? Or for any other operating system you might run?

Many are so quick to condemn but really I did not have to do anything to get it to run aside form enter a URL.

Thought about making thus a FudBuster #5 but decided it wasn't at that level ...yet.

Anyone with other testing or input please advise.