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Why am I even surprised anymore?

As nobody probably missed, my trust in Lotus Notes is below the freezing point. The quality is so low, the usability is a sad story and having used Outlook with Exchange, the lack of basic functionality in e-mail and calendar functionality amazes me. I shouldn’t be surprised anymore, but still….
Lotus Notes has two passwords, one for the Windows client and one for the web client. Today, I wanted to change the password for the web client. I looked in the horror story of Lotus Notes preferences and found nothing. Finally, I looked in the help section and I couldn’t believe my eyes. This is how you do it:

To change your Internet password manually, enter the URL for a Web application and add “?changepassword” after the database name at the end of the URL. For example, http://serverName.acme.com/databasename.nsf?changepassword.

In the Change Password screen, enter your old Internet password, enter a new Internet password, and then confirm your new Internet password by entering it again in the corresponding fields. The password quality guidelines are the same as the Lotus Notes password guidelines.

Click Submit.

Are they crazy? I couldn’t find that you could change the settings using the Windows client, perhaps you can, but in that case the help section does not include the correct information which is really bad. But I don’t know if that is worse than leaving the suggested solution the only one for us poor Lotus Notes users.

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  1. 2010/03/11 at 3:46 pm

    Out of curiousity: What version of Notes are you on?
    Do you use Notes for Scrum / Agile stuff, if so which template do you use?

    • Anna Forss
      2010/03/11 at 4:42 pm

      we have version 8, perhaps 8.5. I’m not sure.
      I don’t use Notes for my projects. To be frank I try to lessen my exposure to it since I lack all faith in it. Currently we’re using TFS with the Conchango Scrum for team system template and a web interface (Scrum dashboard)

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