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Allow easier use of multiple eMail addresses/accounts

In Outlook, it's relatively easy to send and receive email as different users.  In Notes, you can fudge this with Location documents, but location docs are rarely used these days by users, so this is awkward for them and requires additional, manual setup by a Notes admin or super-user.

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    July 20, 2018 14:52

    Different lokations will Workaround thi issue...

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    October 20, 2018 20:06

    Saying you can "fudge this with Location documents" is being kind.  Anyone with a basic understanding of the Notes client understands why using location documents is not a viable work-around.  The analogy I would use is it's like telling someone "driving your car on rims is a work-around for having tires."  Yes, you can do it but it is ugly and no one would put up with the associated limitations and failings..

    Notes does support a number of standard mail protocols and you can create and manage accounts where you provide the Notes client with e-mail authentication detail and protocol and then the Notes client will replicate mail by accessing a given mail server (POPx, smtp, imap, etc.).

    It is very easy to configure a Notes client to replicate and support multiple e-mail servers (and multiple inbound e-mail addresses/accounts) although it seems like this doesn't receive much attention.

    Where Notes fails is in allowing the sending of e-mail messages within this context (meaning from the e-mail address you choose rather than the e-mail address associated with the current location document and mail db).  Outlook handles this surprisingly well.  Notes should, too.

    Additionally, Notes should allow a user to choose from signature options or automatically select a signature based upon the "current account context" (meaning when you work with a given e-mail account in your mail db that isn't your specific Notes e-mail account address).  Outlook "tracks" this context simply based upon the currently selected "server and folder."  I am sure a more elegant and sophisticated set of options could be implemented within the Notes client to support the current accounts option to replicate from additional/alternate mail servers.

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    December 11, 2018 01:59

    I have to switch IDs all the time as I work for different organizations.  The client seems to choke on this.  Just really flaky.  I think we don't need new functionality for this; we just need to fix the existing functionality.