How can I find contacts or Internet email addresses?

You can search your Contacts (Notes® application directories on Domino® servers), or Internet directories for contact names or Internet email addresses. Once you find a contact name (except for in an Internet directory), you can view detailed information about the contact, and add it to your Contacts list.

To find a contact

Procedure

  1. In the tool bar, click the search drop-down arrow and click More Searches > Find People (Notes Basic client users: Open Contacts, then click View > Search This View > More).
  2. Select a Contacts list or directory from the Directory field.
  3. Select List by name in the View by field.
  4. Enter a name in the Find names starting with field, or use the scroll bar to scroll through the directory.
  5. Select the name in the list by clicking it.
    Tip: You can control the way names (and other resources) are listed by making selections in the View by field located at the top of the Find People dialog box:
    • List by name is the default setting.
    • Notes name hierarchy sorts names by domains within your organization.
    • Corporate hierarchy lists entries by corporate structure (determined by the Domino administrator).
    • Categorized by language, intended for multi-lingual organizations, categorizes by language, and by the first letter of the last, or alternate name. People with names in several languages are listed under each language.
  6. Optional: Click Details to see detailed information on the selected person.
  7. Optional: Add the person to your list of contacts.

To find Internet email addresses or other data in Internet directories

About this task

If your organization gives you access to the Internet through Notes, you can search Internet directories for email addresses of people whose names you know. By default, Notes includes accounts for two Internet directories: BigFoot and Verisign. If the Internet directory you use includes more information, you may also be able to determine a person's company, city, phone number, and so on.

Internet directories may also include other data, such as group names, printer names, or even applications. You can perform conditional searches on directories.

When the search completes, matches to your search, if any, are returned listed in a dialog box. For example, if you search for Pat Wilkins, depending how many exist in the directory, you may receive multiple entries that include full names or perhaps consist of just an email address, like this:

Pat Wilkins (wilkins@company1.com)

Patricia M Wilkins (p_wilkins@company2.com)

Patty Wilkinson (patty@company3.com)

pat_wilkins@company4.com

To use an Internet directory that's not provided in your Contacts list by default (several are), you must create an account for the directory.

Procedure

  1. In the tool bar, click the search drop-down arrow and click More Searches > Find People (Notes Basic client users: Open Contacts, then click View > Search This View > More).
  2. Select an Internet (LDAP) directory from the Directory list.
  3. Enter a person's name in the Find names starting with field.
  4. Optional: Refine your search by clicking Detailed Search and adding search conditions. For example, if you want to search for Ivan, select First Name in the first Search for field and Is in the second field. Enter Ivan in the third field.

    You can further narrow your search by specifying conditions as AND or OR statements in the additional search fields provided.