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Delegating Access To Your Contacts

Delegating Access To Your Contacts

You can let other people manage your list of Contacts. To do so, a copy of your Contacts file (usually names.nsf) is stored in your mail file on a server.

Then you set a Mail preference to allow specified users or groups to have access to your Contacts. Based on the level of access you allow, the person managing your Contacts can add, edit, or delete contact entries for you. In addition, he or she can use your Contacts when responding to mail for you.

Allowing access to your Contacts is a three-step process:
1. Set an Access & Delegation preference to your Mail application to allow another person to have access to the copy of your Contacts stored in
your mail file on a server. (See the steps below.)
2. Enable synchronization of your Contacts so you can store (replicate) a copy in your mail file on the server.
3. Synchronize your Contacts on the Replication page, to keep the Contacts file on the server up to date with the one that is stored locally on your machine.



Setting an access and delegation preference

1. Click File > Preferences. Macintosh OS X users: Click Lotus Notes > Preferences.

2. ClickMail, and then click the Access & Delegation tab.

3. Click Add.

4. In the Add People/Groups dialog box that appears, under Person or Group specify who the access is for:

  • Everyone
  • Just this person or group

5. Under Components, select one of these options, or click None to prevent a user or group from gaining access to your Contacts. For example, you can give access to Everyone, and then use this field to exclude people or groups.

  • Mail, Calendar, To Do and Contacts
  • Calendar, To Do and Contacts

6. Under Access, specify the level of access for your Contacts. These options will change based on your selection in the previous step.


Mail, Calendar, To Do and Contacts OptionsLevel of Access Granted
Access level descriptions
Read any documentReader access so they can read your messages, to do items, and calendar and contact entries
Read and create any document, send mail on your behalfReader access as stated above, plus Author access and Create documents privilege so they can send messages, create to do items, and create calendar and contact entries for you
Read, edit, and create any document, send mail, enable Out-of-OfficeReader and Author access, and Create privileges as stated above, plus Editor access so they can edit to do items, and calendar or contact entries for you, as well as flag messages for follow-up and enable Out-of Office
Read, edit, create, and delete any document, send mail, enable Out-of-OfficeReader, Author and Edit access, plus Create privileges, as stated above, plus Delete documents privilege to delete any document, including mail, To do items, and calendar and contacts entries
Read/create any document, delete any document they created, send mail on your behalfReader, Author and Edit access, plus Create privileges, as stated above, plus the ability to send mail for you. Can delete only those documents they created for you. Cannot delete documents created by you.


Calendar, To Do and Contacts OptionsLevel of Access Granted
Access level descriptions
Read any Calendar Entry or To Do or ContactReader access privilege for all to do items, and calendar and contact entries in your mail file.
Read, create, edit, or delete any Calendar Entry or To Do or ContactReader, Author, Edit and Delete access, plus Create privileges, as stated above, so you can delete to do items, and calendar and contact entries in your mail file


 



This article was updated: 06/26/2013

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