Clients accessing the Domino® server

Users who have mail files on the IBM® Domino® server can use either the IBM® Notes® client or an Internet mail client to access their mail.

By default, Notes® clients use Notes® protocols to send and access mail on a Domino® server, but a Notes® client can also act as an Internet mail client. Internet mail clients access mail files through the Domino® POP3, IMAP, or HTTP servers. POP3 and IMAP clients send mail using SMTP.

When deciding how to route local mail, keep in mind what types of mail clients you support. For example, if users have Internet mail clients, such as POP3 or IMAP, you'll need servers that can receive mail over SMTP. On the other hand, if most users send mail from the Notes® mail client, you'll want to implement Notes® routing to ensure support for Notes® public key security and features such as Notes® Document links and workflow applications.