Archive for August, 2010

How to get mailto working with Lotus Notes in Ubuntu


Links like are not automatically handled by Lotus Notes in Ubuntu after it is installed.

The solution is simple:

1) Go to System->Preferences->Preferred Application

2) In section Mail Reader, choose Custom

3) Enter this command in

/opt/ibm/lotus/notes/notes %s

4) Do NOT choose Run in terminal

An alternative to this is to set Firefox to directly handle mailto-links:

Go to Edit->Preferences->Applications (Tab) -> Set mailto to /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/notes