Change Your Web Mail Password

Through the Notes Client

There are two ways to access your Lotus Notes mail database – from your computer’s Lotus Notes software (sometimes called the client) or from an internet browser (referred to as Web Mail or iNotes). These methods have distinct passwords. While you may have the same password for both methods already, you may not.  Make your Web password the same as the password you use to launch Lotus Notes from your campus computer.  It’s easier to remember if they are the same.

Knowing your Web password enables you to download software (such as Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus software), use Sametime, and set up your spam preferences.

  1. Open Lotus Notes 8.5.

  1. Press CTRL+O (Command+O for the Mac). The Open Application window will appear. (File > Open > Lotus Notes Application works as well.)

  1. Change the Look In field from On My Computer to any Domino server that is listed (DominoX/UNLV, where X is a number between 1 and 7).

  1. Scroll through the list of applications until you find UNLV’s Address Book.  Select it from the list and click Open.

  1. A list of names from the UNLV Address Book will appear.  Start typing your Last Name. You do not need to type anywhere specifically – when you begin typing a search box window will automatically appear.  Click Search to jump to your name in the address book.

  1. Double-click on your name and then click Edit Person on the toolbar.

  1. Click the Enter Password button below your name (left side of the page).  Type your password in the provided field and click OK*.

  1. Finally, click Save & Close on the toolbar to save your changes.

* The new password you enter must contain at least 8 characters and include at least two of the following: number, mixed case, special characters. OIT recommends following rules to manage your passwords:
  • Protect passwords. While we do not recommend writing down passwords, if you choose to do this protect them as you would your bank account numbers. Do not leave them where they can be found by others.
  • Use difficult passwords. Use passwords that make sense to you but cannot be found in a dictionary or be guessed by substituting numbers and symbols for letters. For example 'h@rdp@55w0rd' uses the '@' symbol instead of the letter 'a' and the numbers '5' and '0' instead of the letters 's' and ‘o’.
 
Your new Lotus Notes Web password will take effect in approximately 30 minutes.

Through the Web Mail Interface

  1. Login to Lotus Notes Web Mail.

 

  1. From your Inbox view, click More > Preferences.
 
 
 
  1. When the Preferences tab appears, click Security and then click the Change button while holding down the SHIFT key (so that your Web browser allows pop-up windows).
 
 
 
  1. Type your old Web Mail password and then type your new Web Mail password twice in the appropriate fields*.
 
 
  1. Hold down the SHIFT key and click OK to save your password.
 
* The new password you enter must contain at least 8 characters and include at least two of the following: number, mixed case, special characters. OIT recommends following rules to manage your passwords:
  • Protect passwords. While we do not recommend writing down passwords, if you choose to do this protect them as you would your bank account numbers. Do not leave them where they can be found by others.
  • Use difficult passwords. Use passwords that make sense to you but cannot be found in a dictionary or be guessed by substituting numbers and symbols for letters. For example 'h@rdp@55w0rd' uses the '@' symbol instead of the letter 'a' and the numbers '5' and '0' instead of the letters 's' and ‘o’.
 
Your new Lotus Notes Web Mail password will take effect in approximately 30 minutes.