It seems like your browser didn't download the required fonts. Please revise your security settings and try again.

IBM Notes/IBM Domino IMAP Deployment

  • Last updated on
This article refers to the Barracuda Message Archiver firmware version 5.0 and higher, and IBM Notes/IBM Domino 8.5 and earlier running on a Microsoft Windows-based system.

The IBM Notes/IBM Domino IMAP interface is designed to allow a user access to their mail file via the IMAP interface. In order to access the NSF file mailjrn.nsf, it is necessary to set  mailjrn.nsf as the  BarracudaMailArchiver user email database. Note that the Mail Archiver database template is based on the standard mail archive template and requires only a few changes to allow access via IMAP. There are two changes: the addition of folders expected by IMAP, and the addition of logic to copy all messages to the Inbox folder which IMAP reads.

In IBM Notes 9, the toolbar does not display by default except in edit mode. Use the following steps to toggle the toolbar so that you can access the Barracuda Message Archiver from the toolbar:

  1. Open the IBM Notes Inbox.
  2. From the View menu, point to Toolbar, and click Show Toolbars Only When Editing to toggle the option off.

The toolbar now displays in all modes. For additional information, refer to the infolib IBM Notes 9.0 Help content.

  • Because the IBM Domino attachment and object service (DAOS) stores file attachments in a separate repository on the server that are retrieved by reference, before working with the NSF Import Utility, first restore these attachment objects to the customer mailbox.
  • The maximum size email that can be retrieved by the Barracuda Message Archiver via POP or IMAP is 100MB.


  • The following steps describe how to configure IBM Notes/IBM Domino to use Mail Journaling on a local database. The steps use the file name mailjrn.nsf; substitute the actual file name when completing the configuration.
  • The following steps describe how to configure an IBM Notes/IBM Domino account specifically for the Barracuda Message Archiver to allow connection to IBM Notes/IBM Domino use the account name BarracudaMailArchiver; substitute the actual file name when competing this configuration.

Log in to the IBM Notes Client Console, and verify Journaling is capturing emails and that the journal file mailjrn.nsf can be opened from the BarracudaMailArchiver account. If IMAP is not enabled, run the following command from the IBM Notes Client Console to enable IMAP on the Journal file mailjrn.nsf:

load convert -e mailjrn.nsf

Step 1. Load the Journal/Application into IBM Domino Designer

Use the following steps to load the journal database/application into IBM Domino Designer.

1a. Log in to IBM Domino Designer, and click Open Application:

1b. Expand the bookmark for the mailjrn database, and click Folders:

1c. IMAP requires the presence of the Sent Items and Drafts folders. If these folders are present, go to Step 2. Create Agent. If they are not present, complete steps 1d and 1e.

1d. Click New Folder, and in the Create Folder dialog box, enter Sent Items in the Folder name field:

1e. Click OK. The Sent Items folder is added. Click New Folder, and in the Create Folder dialog box, type Drafts. Click OK to add the folder.

Step 2. Create Agent

Use the following steps to create the agent to copy all messages to the Inbox folder to allow access by IMAP.

2a. Expand Shared Code, click Agents, and click New Agent in the center pane:
2b. The Agent dialog box displays:


2c. In the Name field, type the following value: Barracuda Mail Archiver Copy to Inbox

2d. In the Comment field, you can optionally enter a comment to describe the agent. In the Runtime section, set the Trigger to On event, and select After documents are created or modified:

2e. Click the Close ( close icon.png ) icon to save your changes; close the dialog box. The Agent displays in the right pane:

2f. In the right pane, from the drop-down menu, select Simple Action; a warning dialog displays. Click Yes to save your changes and close the warning dialog. At the bottom of the Agent view, click Add Action; the Add Action dialog box displays:

2g. From the Action drop-down menu, select Copy to Folder; the available folders display:

2h. Click Inbox, and then click Add to save your changes and close the dialog box. The Agent displays the new action:

2i. Close the Agent; a warning dialog displays. Click Yes, and then close IBM Domino Designer.

Step 3. Update the Mail File Value

Use the following steps to change the mail file value from its existing name to mailjrn.

You must have an IBM Domino account with edit rights to complete the following steps.

3a. Log in to the IBM Domino Client, and open the name and address book entry for the BarracudaMailArchiver account. Click on the Person name in the view to access the edit mode:

3b. In the Mail section, note the current value of Mail file, then change the value to mailjrn:

Typically the initial mail file name is preceded by a folder, for example, mail\databasename, however, in this step the new value mailjrn is not preceded by a mail folder name.

3c. Save and close the view.

Step 4. Set Privileges

Use the following steps to verify the Access Control List entries for the BarracudaMailArchiver account on the mailjrn.nsf file have the same privileges as the BarracudaMailArchiver account on the original mail database.

4a. Log in to the IBM Domino Client, and open the Files tab. Right-click mailjrn.nsf, and click Access Control - Manage; the Access Control List dialog box displays:

4b. If the BarracudaMailArchiver account does not display, click Add at the bottom of the screen and add the account to the database file. Click OK to save changes and close the Access Control List.

Test Your Settings

Open an email application that supports IMAP, and verify that the BarracudaMailArchiver account can be read and that the Inbox contains the records from the mail archive file. The mailjrn.nsf file Agent runs on a schedule specified by the IBM Domino Server (the default is every 30 minutes and can be set to a minimum of 5 minute intervals), therefore messages may not be immediately available. To force the Agent to run immediately, from the Domino Console, run the following command:

Tell amgr run mailjpn.nsf 'Barracuda Mail Archiver Copy to Inbox'

Last updated on