How can I compress network data for a faster connection?

If you have a slow connection to an IBM Domino server, you may be able to improve IBM Notes performance by compressing the data that passes between Notes® and the server, if the server administrator also turns data compression on for the server.


  1. Ask your Domino® administrator to turn on data compression for the server.
  2. Click File > Preferences.

    Notes Basic client users: Click File > Preferences > User Preferences.

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  3. Click the plus sign, then click Communication Ports (Notes Basic client users: click Ports).
  4. Select the port you want to compress data on.
  5. Select the Compress network data option, and click OK.