The Internet Mail Collector for HCL Domino

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.

1. Use Cases

  1. Company A - a long-time HCL Domino customer - buys company B, which uses Exchange. During the migration, Squirrel allows the administrator to merge all Exchange/MIME emails from company B into HCL Domino of company A.
  2. In addition to his own HCL Notes email, the HCL Domino administrator is responsible for several external MIME mail boxes he needs to monitor. To be able to process these MIME emails in his HCL Domino in-box, he uses Squirrel to consolidate these messages boxes.

2. Description

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.

3. Features

  • Runs on all server platforms supported by HCL Domino 9.0.1 FP8 or higher
  • Supports multiple HCL Domino servers in a domain
  • Supports IMAPS, IMAP, POP3S and POP3 Internet mail servers
  • HCL Domino password encryption enforced for all mail accounts
  • Experimental Support for OAuth 2.0 authentication with XOAUTH2 login
    (Squirrel Version 1.5+)
  • Freeware version for up to three active mail accounts

4. Freeware / Community Edition

  • Squirrel may be used as a freeware version with a limit of three active mail accounts.
  • You may contact us for a “Community Edition” license.
    This license is restricted to private or non-commercial use only.

5. Authors

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 bodo.wetzel@iota.ch or andy.brunner@abdata.ch.

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