Installation overview

Before you install, review the steps that are required to install the HCL Connections™ Mail Plug-in.


  1. Review the software and hardware requirements for the systems that host the HCL Connections Mail Plug-in. For more information, see HCL Connections Mail Plug-in system requirements.
  2. Install and configure HCL Connections. Configure single sign-on between Connections and your mail servers. If you are using Microsoft™ Exchange servers or Domino® servers with self-signed certificates, import SSL certificates. Then verify that your settings are correct. For more information, see Preparing to install the HCL Connections Mail Plug-in.
  3. If you installed a previous version of the Connections Mail Plug-in, uninstall it. See Uninstalling the HCL Connections Mail Plug-in.
  4. Restart all Connections servers.
  5. Download and extract the HCL Connections Mail Plug-in Update package from the HCL License & Delivery Portal.
  6. Enable the mail and calendar icons, the discovery service, and the in-product help. Optionally, change preferences. For more information, see Configuring the HCL Connections Mail Plug-in.
  7. Restart all Connections servers.