Similar to squirrels gathering food like nuts, seeds, acorns and berries, this server program collects email messages from Internet mail servers and forwards them to the HCL Domino server.
There is no built-in function in HCL Domino to collect messages from an Internet mail server and to forward them to the user mail database. This server add-in allows the administrator to define the Internet mail servers which are allowed to be used for mail retrieval. The user or the administrator then defines the mail account subscriptions based on these connections. Squirrel works completely in background while periodically connecting to the Internet mail servers and processing the messages for the users.
Squirrel reads the POP3 and IMAP mail servers through standard Java Mail API calls. After processing the message, Squirrel creates a Notes mail document and stores it in the mailbox of the HCL Domino server it is running on without accessing the users mail database. All further processing and delivery of the mail message is handled by the HCL Domino mail router.
Squirrel is a joint development of iota systems GmbH, Bodo Wetzel (IBM Notes Front-End) and ABdata, Andy Brunner (IBM Domino Back-End). They both cooperate in the future development, maintenance and support. If you encounter any issue or if you have a suggestion, please let us know.
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.