in reply to Store Lotus Notes Email

Source Code? What do i do with it?! I need to store or convert all of my Lotus Notes (R5) email so I can read it in Outlook or otherwise text. If this will do it -- what do I do with this code? Please help!

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Re: Re: Store Lotus Notes Email
by buckaduck (Chaplain) on May 27, 2004 at 22:50 UTC
    To use this program as written you need a PC with Perl and Lotus Notes installed, and it should already be configured so that you are able to login to Lotus Notes and read your mail.

    You don't need to compile the source code, or anything like that. Just save this code to a file (e.g. "") and run it from a Windows command prompt: perl . Some command line options are described in the source code comments.

    If Lotus Notes isn't already running, it will launch automatically.


      Can I store emails in html version?
        That code exports copies of your email. It doesn't change anything about your Domino mail file so your email is still stored in Domino. There is no (good) way to "teach" Domino to access your mail from these exported HTML files instead of its own internal data store.
        I'm not sure what you are asking. The code does not really "store" emails; it exports them from your server to a series of individual files on your local drive.

        All email attachments are exported properly. An HTML attachment would be saved as an HTML document. The email message itself would be saved as a plain text file.

        If your email client renders email plain text with a default style (font, color, etc.) and you want to export the email text as HTML files with the same style, it wouldn't be that hard for you to do. (I don't really see why you would want to do it, but you could.)


      Hello to all of you, I'm trying to extract my notes messages to txt files before migrating to outlook. However,Perl is not installed on my machine. I would like to know if there's a solution for people like me who only have Lotus on their desktop.
        What is preventing you from installing perl on your machine?
Re^2: Store Lotus Notes Email
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 19, 2010 at 20:01 UTC
    Export the email and save it as a *.eml - that should save it into a format that can be opened in Outlook.
Re: Re: Store Lotus Notes Email
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 18, 2004 at 20:25 UTC
    Does this work on LN .nsf files?