Creating or editing a Location document manually

Locations are a feature that connects you to applications on servers by providing a place to specify such information as the name of your mail server, whether you use a passthru server, or even which Notes® ID to use.

Tip: The easiest way to set up any type of location is to click Tools > Client Reconfiguration Wizard from the main menu, and answer the questions HCL Notes asks, letting Notes automatically create or edit the Location document. The wizard also creates any necessary server Connection or Account documents for the type of connection method you are configuring.

During installation, Notes automatically creates four Location documents: Home, Offline, Online, and Travel. During configuration, Notes populates these Location documents, as well as any necessary Connection or Account documents, based on information you supply.

If you must create or edit a location manually, click File > Preferences and then click Locations (Notes Basic client users:Click File > Locations > Manage Locations).

Additional Help

For popup help on filling in fields in Location documents, click a field name and hold.

If you need more help, see the following topics:

  • To use a LAN (for example, at your office), a cable modem, or a DSL phone line, see Setting up a LAN Notes mail server location manually.
  • To connect to a Domino® server with a dialup modem over a telephone line, using a network server to give you LAN access, see To create a Network Direct Dialup Location document manually.
Tip: If you want to use two identities over the Internet, create two locations with different names, and use different email addresses for each.

Information you will need

You might need to ask your Domino administrator for the following information before you can fill in the fields in the docuemnt:

  • The name of your HCL Domino home (mail) server, for example: MailEast/Acme. This is the hierarchical name of your Domino home server.
  • Whether you can use a network server and the name of that server
  • Whether you use a passthru server and the name of that server
  • Whether you use a Domino directory server and the name of that server
  • Whether you use a domain search server (for searching multiple applications in your organization) and the name of that server
  • Whether your organization uses a proxy server for connection to the Internet, and the settings to specify for that server