IBM Notes Connector 

IBM Notes, (formerly IBM Lotus Notes) is how a modern business connects using enterprise email.

The IBM Notes enterprise email client integrates messaging, business applications, and social collaboration into one easier-to-use workspace. IBM Notes goes wherever you go, helping you work smarter and faster to provide better business results.

With the IBM Notes Email Connector, users have the ability to search Notes emails directly from within SharePoint or another portal.  Security defined within IBM Notes is automatically reflected in the search experience, so users will see search results from their own mailbox, public mailboxes, and other mailboxes for which they have been granted access.

Connectors for SharePoint

The connector supports both full crawls and incremental crawls:

  • Full crawls request and index all desired content from Notes databases
  • Incremental crawls request and index only content which has changed since the last crawl

Our IBM Notes Email Connector addresses key requirements that are challenging to implement through custom solutions:

  • 1
    Crawls both emails and attachments.
  • 2
    Indexes every desired item with a very high throughput. Many BA Insight customers have millions of documents or even hundreds of millions. Just 1 million documents indexed at 1 document/second would take over 11 days for a full crawl!
  • 3
    Is light touch, minimizing the impact on the source system without impacting the performance of the source system.
  • 4
    Only retrieves emails that each user is authorized to see.


Future-proof Your Investment

As new versions of Azure Search, Elasticsearch, and SharePoint Search are released, new features and functionality are introduced, and the same is true of new releases of Lotus Notes. BA Insight takes on the burden of keeping the connector up to date for both Lotus Notes and the respective search engines. The upgrades are easy to do and can be done by your IT organization. It is simply a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release, and installing and configuring it. If desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive Productivity

By connecting Lotus Notes to your preferred search engine, you increase adoption of your intranet, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.