Configuration features

Domino 12.0.2 provides the following features and enhancements related to configuring users and servers.


Control the default font in the Notes mail text editor
Use the notes.ini setting MailEditorFontAsDefault=<fontname,fontsize> in a Desktop policy to apply a default font to be used for the Notes client mail text editor.

For more information, see Controlling the default font in the Notes mail text editor.

Enable the alternate from feature in mail-in databases
Use a Mail Settings policy to allow users of any mail-in database (shared mail file) to which the policy applies to send messages from alternate addresses.

From a Mail Settings policy, click Access and Delegation > Access to Your Mail & Calendar. In the Mail file delegation section, select Enable Alternate From Feature. Optionally, to allow internet addresses to be used automatically, select Automatically use internet address of Mail-in database as sender.

For related information, see Creating a mail policy settings document.

Revert the V12.0.2 Notes Workspace design
HCL Notes V12.0.2 provides a new Workspace design. If you'd prefer not to use it, a notes.ini setting is available to revert to the V12.0.1 design.

For related information, see Reverting the V12.0.2 Notes Workspace design.

Choose Microsoft Edge as Basic client internet browser option
When specifying an embedded internet browser for the Basic client in a Desktop policy, Internet Explorer is replaced with Microsoft Edge. This feature requires the V12.0.2 pubnames.ntf design.

For related information, see Specifying Basic settings for a desktop policy.

User registration

Mail file design refresh property ON by default
In the mail application, the property "Refresh design from admin server only" is newly ON by default. Now, during user registration, the user's mail file and any replicas specified during that time has have this option turned on. This is true whether the mail file and replicas are created in the foreground (by the admin client) or the background by AdminP.
The option for an individual application can always be deselected by using the menu command File > Application > Properties and then the Design tab.

For more information on properties in user registration, see Using default settings when registering users.

Calendars and scheduling:

Free time lookups on Microsoft 365 users
The Exchange Busytime Connector task (ExConn) performs searches and returns results so that HCL Notes, Verse, iNotes, and Traveler users can do free time lookups of Microsoft 365 users. For more information, see Setting up free time lookups for Microsoft 365.

Directory services

Active Directory Password Sync installation
Improvements to Active Directory Password Sync installation are added, including providing an install option as the method of performing the install.


Virus scanning (ICAP protocol)
On systems that route mail, you can set up Domino to work with an ICAP protocol server to scan attachments in mail messages for viruses. A third-party ICAP protocol server such as Trend Micro web security or McAfee web gateway is required to do the virus scanning.
A new domain-wide Domino database, cscancfg.nsf, defines your virus scanning configurations. You can define the actions that Domino takes when it finds messages that contain viruses. There is also a separate database to store logs of messages and attachments that contain viruses. You can optionally choose to save messages with viruses to a quarantine database. New statistics are provided to help you monitor how many messages are scanned and how many have viruses.
The functionality includes a new Domino task, mailscan, that performs the actual scanning. It works in cooperation with the Domino router task. Messages that contain attachments must be processed by mailscan before they can be routed. Messages that do not contain attachments, as well as any encrypted messages, are not processed by mailscan and are directly routed.
For more information, see Scanning message attachments for viruses.
Domino SMTP server configuration to reduce spam
Domino servers which receive SMTP messages directly from the internet can be configured to use the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) protocols to reduce spam. For more information, see Configuring the Domino SMTP server to reduce spam This feature is supported Domino SMTP servers which run on Windows and Linux only.
Messages deemed to be untrusted as a result of spam reduction checks can optionally be sent to the recipient's Junk folder. See Delivering untrusted mail to the Junk folder.