Disabling type-ahead addressing

Type-ahead addressing displays names that match the letters a user types in the To, cc, and bcc fields in a mail message. For example, if a user types Jane D in the To field of a mail memo and Domino® finds a Person document for Jane Doe/Acme in the Domino® Directory, Domino® automatically completes the rest of the recipient's address. The user can change or retype the address as needed.

About this task

To save bandwidth and improve server performance, you can disable type-ahead addressing. If you disable type-ahead addressing on a mail server, users can still use type-ahead addressing to find addresses in their Contacts or mobile directory catalog.


  1. Make sure you already have a Configuration Settings document for the server(s) to be configured.
  2. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Configuration tab and expand the Messaging section.
  3. Click Configurations.
  4. Select the Configuration Settings document for the mail server or servers to administer, and click Edit Configuration.
  5. On the Basics tab, select one of the following for the Type-ahead field:
    • Enabled - (default) - The server checks the Domino® Directory for an address that matches what a user enters in the To, cc, or bcc field of a message.
    • Disabled - The server does not try to match addresses. Matches occur only in the user's Contacts (personal address book) or local directory catalog.
  6. Click Save & Close.