How can I edit an account using preferences?

You can edit an existing account using an HCL Notes® preferences panel.

About this task

Typical accounts that an administrator might have already established for you include Instant Messaging, Activities, and Document Management.


  1. Click File > Preferences.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click an existing account name in the list.
  4. Click Edit Account.
  5. To change the account name, type a new name in the Account Name field.
  6. To change the description, type a new description in the Description field.
  7. To change the account type, click the Type field arrow and select an account type such a HTTP.
    Note: Account types include HTTP, LDAP, IMAP Offline, IMAP Online, NNTP, POP, SMTP and all of the above with TLS-enablement.
  8. To change the server name to which the account is associated, type a new URL in the Sever field, such as You can also include a port value in the URL name.
  9. Choose whether to use a new name and password for this account or use an existing name and password from another account by clicking either Use direct log in or single sign-on or Use name and password of an existing account.
    • If you choose Use direct log in or single sign-on, type a new name and password in the Name and Password fields now.

      (Option) Enable Use Domino single sign-on if available to specify that a Domino® LPTA token be used for authentication. If an LPTA token (single sign-on or SSO token) is not available, the name and password values are used. Also specify the name of the Domino single sign-on server.

      (Option) Enable Allow other accounts to use this login information, which allow other accounts to use this name and password.


    • If you choose Use name and password of an existing account, select the name of the account from the list.
  10. Click Advanced properties to view and set available properties and values.
  11. Click Notes Locations to view and set locations from which the account is to be available.
    Note: This option requires that you have already created a Notes® connection document for each location - for example Home, Office, and Travel.
  12. Click OK.


See Locations and accounts for field value details.