Sync Contacts Between Lotus Notes, Traveler and iNotes

Lotus Notes has four main functions: email, calendar, address book, and to-do. Of these functions, the address book is the only piece that is stored locally on whatever computer you added the entries. Thus, if you need to have access to your address book when you are at a different computer, or when you are using a iNotes on the web, or a smart phone with Traveler you can set up the address book sync via the iNotes webmail client.

INotes is the newest version of Lotus Notes webmail. It lets you sync your address book contacts out to your webmail and your smart phone. To set up the sync, you need to be in your Notes client:

  • Open Lotus Notes
  • Select the mail tab
  • Click Actions – iNotes Web Access – Synchronize Notebook

This process will sync your contacts, however, your groups will not be web-accessible. Also, please notice that this process is not dynamic. If you make a change to either the web or client version of your address book you will need to resynchronize the two again in the same way as above. Alternatively you may enable the sync on the replication tab to ensure that it will happen automatically.