In September 2009, IBM announced that feature development on Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook (DAMO) had ended. IBM will no longer provide DAMO to any existing or new customers. If you have DAMO you can use it and it might work with Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, or Outlook 2007.
Using Outlook 2013 with DAMO
If you want to use DAMO with Outlook 2013, follow these steps. It's not as complicated as the number of steps appear to indicate.
Note: you need to use the 32-bit version of Office. DAMO will not work with 64-bit Office.
- Uninstall DAMO.
- Install Microsoft Office 2013 32-bits and restart.
- Install DAMO as Administrator. do this by right-clicing on the exe and choosing Run as Administrator). DO NOT set up a user profile yet.
- Install any DAMO fixes as Administrator and set up your user profile (Name, Domino Server, Data folder, id, etc).
- Find the file mapisvc.inf inside the Office 2013 installation folder. If you have a Click to Run install, it's located at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\vfs\ProgramFilesCommonX86\SYSTEM\MSMAPI\Lang-ID\, where LangID is the 4-digit language ID for your version of Office. If you use the Enterprise version that installs from an MSI, the MSMAPI folder is at C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\.
- Click on the MSMAPI folder, so the LangID folder is in the right pane of Windows Explorer.
- Open your DominoForOutlook installation folder in Windows Explorer and copy nwnspR32.dll to the MSMAPI folder. (You'll need Administrator privileges to do this.)
- Run Outlook 2013 as Administrator (right click on the Outlook shortcut, choose Run as Administrator). You will be asked for a profile and password (check "Save this password").
- Let the Initial Setup process, if Outlook terminates abnormally, just repeat the previous step.
- Wait for the "Outlook will now close" dialog and click OK.
- Once Outlook has closed, restart your computer.
- Run Outlook as normal user.
Messages sent from Outlook won't show up in Lotus Notes' Sent Items. This has been a problem with Outlook and DAMO at least since Outlook 2007. Adding REPL_PST_FORCE_SUBMIT=1 to notes.ini (usually at C:\Program Files\DominoForOutlook) may help (or not). If your calendar entries are not syncing, change OUTLOOK_TYPE=0 to OUTLOOK_TYPE=4 (also in notes.ini).
Installing DAMO has instructions to install DAMO with Outlook 2010 32-bit. Includes screenshots of the DAMO dialogs.
Using Outlook 2007 & DAMO
Lotus Domino to Outlook 2007 - The Answer - How to use Outlook 2007 with Lotus Notes.
Note: Microsoft does not have an updated Notes Connector and does not plan to release one. You need to use the DAMO connector.
Legacy Notes Connector
The following is about the much older (i.e. pre Release 5.0.5) client. There are newer clients -see Lotus Domino & Notes.
Experienced Notes user David Wade was kind enough to provide the pointers below (Disclaimer: Provided as best efforts, no liability etc.:
- What is the Lotus Notes MAPI service provider?
- What does it let me do?
- What won’t it let me do?
- How do I install NOTES MAPI support?
- How do I tell applications to use this service provider?
- How do remote support and synchronization work?
- Which versions of Lotus Notes provide MAPI support?
- Why is Microsoft Outlook unable to open my message store?
- More information
The Lotus Notes MAPI service provider (or NOTES MAPI support) is a .dll file provided with Lotus Notes. It allows programs that require a MAPI interface, including the Microsoft Exchange client and Microsoft Outlook to access LOTUS NOTES e-mail. Outlook 98 users must install Corporate or Workgroup mode to use the NOTES MAPI support.
What does it let me do?
It allows any MAPI-aware application to send and receive Lotus Notes E-Mail using the MAPI interface. So it is now possible to use the File | Send command within 32-bit Microsoft Office applications (which do not support Lotus' VIM messaging standard) to send mail via Lotus Notes. You can also use the Microsoft Exchange client or Outlook client to send and receive Lotus Notes mail. Most rich text attributes and message properties are converted.
What won’t it let me do?
It only supports mail. It does not allow the Outlook client to look at any other Notes databases, (except the Name and Address book for messaging). It will not even allow Outlook to look at Tasks or Meeting Items within the user's mailbox.
How do I install NOTES MAPI support?
When you install Lotus Notes, if the setup program finds MAPI support installed, it will add NOTES to the list of MAPI services available to the Exchange/Outlook profile. In practice, this means it will always be installed in Windows NT 4. For NT 3.51 or Windows 95, it will be installed if Windows Messaging, Exchange or Outlook is already installed.
If you installed Lotus Notes first, you can re-install Notes after installing Exchange, Outlook or Windows Messaging. It will just add the necessary MAPI transport .dll file while preserving the rest of your Lotus Notes setup. This means you'll see Lotus Notes as an available service when you set up or modify your Outlook profile.
How do I tell applications to use this service provider?
Before applications can use Notes MAPI support, you must include Lotus Notes as a service in your Exchange/Outlook profile. In Windows NT 4 and Windows 95, use Control Panel | Mail (or Mail and Fax). For Windows NT 3.51, a separate icon is installed to allow MAPI services to be configured. Once a profile is defined, it is available to all MAPI-enabled applications.
How do remote support and synchronization work?
In short, they don’t. If your Lotus Notes client is set up to work with workstation mail (i.e. you use the replicator page to send and receive mail), you can’t use the Exchange Remote Mail or Synchronize command to initiate Lotus Notes replication. You must open the Notes client and perform manual or scheduled replication.
Which versions of Lotus Notes provide MAPI support?
All 32-bit versions of Lotus Notes from 4.5 onwards provide the necessary .dll. However, version 4.5.4 works reliably in all situations. Version 4.6 and 4.6a were missing some fixes to the MAPI support that were in 4.5.4 and so do not work properly. We don't know about later versions.
Starting with Notes Release 5.0.5, Lotus delivers iNotes Access for Microsoft Outlook, which includes calendar capability as well as mail features. It is simpler to install and configure than the earlier MAPI provider.
Why can't Microsoft Outlook open my message store?
This is normally due to configuration problems in Lotus Notes. In Notes, check your current location document (File | Mobile | Edit Current Location) to see that you have valid entries in the MAIL section. Check that you can compose and send a new memo from the Notes Desktop (Create | Mail | Memo) when your mail file is closed. If you can’t, your current location is probably wrongly defined. This sort of problem can also be caused by multiple NOTES.INI files in both the Notes folder and the Windows folder.
Microsoft KB Articles:
- Error message when you try to migrate an e-mail message that is larger than 4 MB by using Microsoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino: "Maximum request length exceeded"
- Lotus Notes links are not clickable in Outlook 2007 or in Word 2007
Outlook 2013 - Lotus Notes MAPI connection (Microsoft Answers forum)