How to Download, Install & Configure IBM Lotus Notes to a Windows PC

  Admin |   29-Oct-18

This article will help you to Download the Lotus Notes from the official website of IBM and guide you in each step of the installation of Lotus Notes in the local machine and describe the entire step, in brief, to configure IBM Lotus Notes client with your account.

To Migrate Lotus Notes NSF to MS Outlook or Office 365 using MailsDaddy NSF to PST Converter and Lotus Notes to Office 365 Migration software it is compulsory that IBM Lotus Notes must be installed in local machine and configured with an email account.

Table of Content

  1. How to Download IBM Lotus Notes from IBM’s official website?
  2. How to Install the IBM Notes client on your Windows Machine?
  3. How to Configure IBM Notes account?

Let’s start with the downloading process.

How to Download the IBM Notes in the local machine?

Step 1: Create an account on IBM to get an IBM Id.

Step 2: Sign in using that particular IBM Id to start the download.

sign in to download IBM

Step 3: Fill the IBM Id and password field to sign-in in IBM.

Step 4: Browse the following link on the browser.


Step 5: Click on Download trail button to go to the download page.

Download IBM link

Step 6: Select the Download using Direct Director and choose the option of Lotus Notes suitable for Windows platform.

download ibm from direct downloader

From the bottom select, I agree from the license option and click on I confirm to continue.

NOTE: Sometimes the download doesn’t start from here so here is one more option to download.

Step 7: Select Download Using Http Option and select the required option then click on I Agree option.

Download using http

Step 8: Provide the saving destination to store the .exe file of IBM Lotus Notes to start the downloading.

Step 9: Click on the finish when downloading is completed.

Now Lotus Notes is downloaded at the given location in your local storage. Let’s move to the installation process.

How to Install the Lotus Notes in the local machine?

The next step after the download is how to install the Lotus Notes in Windows.

Step 1: Create a folder at that location where you want to save the Lotus Notes installation files.

Step 2: Run the Lotus Notes setup (.exe file).

Step 3: From the dialog box select one of the options as per need and provide a file saving location to the IBM Lotus Notes and wait till the IBM extractor is extracting the files.

lotus notes install

Step 4: Click on Next to start the preparation of installation and click on Next in Install wizard.

start the installation of lotus notes

Step 5: Read the license agreement and select I accept the term in the license agreement and click on Next.

IBM agreement to read

Step 6: Select any one option from the next dialog box and click on Next.

change the location of ibm files

Step 7: In Custom Setup Window enable the IBM connection as active and click on Next.

enable IBM

Step 8: From the next dialog window check the checkboxes as per requirements and click on Install.

make IBM default

Step 9: Please wait till the installation is completed and click on Finish.

installed IBM

Now Lotus Notes is Installed in the local machine let configure it with the email account.

How to Configure IBM Lotus Notes email client?

Step 1: Open the Lotus Notes Desktop application.

Step 2: In Lotus Notes Welcome Window click on Next button.

configure IBM Lotus Notes

Step 3: Fill your name and Domino server name in user information Window and click on Next.

Domino server name

Note: If you don’t want to connect to the Domino server just uncheck I want to connect to a Domino server option.

Step 4: In Additional Services Window one of the options must be checked to continue the process of configuration. After check one of the given options click on Next.

select IMAP or POP

Step 5: In Setup Internet mail Window select POP or IMAP as per requirement and provide Incoming mail server name and click on Next.

Select POP

Step 6: In Setup Internet mail Window provide the Account Name and the Password and click on Next.

Login and Password for IBM

Step 7: Give an Outgoing SMTP mail Server name and click on Next.

Outgoing mail server for IBM

Step 8: Fill the E-mail address and Internet Domain name then click on Next.

Internet domain for IBM

Step 9: Open Lotus Notes email client in the local machine.

IBM Home screen

Step 10: Click on the Open option and select Contacts.

Contacts in IBM

Step 11: Select the Advanced option.

Advanced option in IBM

Step 12: Double click on Outgoing Internet mail.

Outgoing Mail for IBM

Step 13: Click on Edit Account.

outgoing mail g edit option in IBM

Step 14: Fill the Login Name and the Password fields and click on save and close.

Login and password in IBM

Step 15: Click on the Open option and select the Mail. All the NSF emails will appear in this section.

Home Screen of IBM

Now the Lotus Notes is downloaded and installed in the local machine and configure IBM Lotus Notes with the email account.

When the configuration is finished you will able to store your emails, maintain an address book and create a calendar event and also it helps you to Convert NSF to PST and Lotus Notes to Office 365 migration using our products.

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