How can I enable or disable a port?

You can enable or disable a port for your computer. HCL Notes® displays a check mark next to enabled ports. Before you enable a network port, make sure the appropriate network software is installed. Before you enable a modem port, make sure a modem is installed and you know the physical port it is connected to.


  1. Click File > Preferences.

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

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  2. Click the plus sign, and then click Communication Ports (Notes Basic client users: click Ports).
  3. Select the port you want to enable or to disable.
  4. Select or deselect the Port Enabled option.


Tip: After you enable a port, you can specify whether to use the port at specific locations. After you disable a port, you cannot use the port at any locations.