Access Web Mail

There are two ways to access your Lotus Notes mail database – from your computer’s Lotus Notes software (called the client) or from an internet browser (referred to as the Web Mail or iNotes).

These methods have distinct passwords. When you change your Lotus Notes client password, you should change your Web Mail (iNotes) password to match your client password.
  1. Open your web-browser and type in the address bar.
  2. At the UNLV homepage, click the Faculty/Staff link.

  1. At the Faculty & Staff webpage, click Lotus Notes Account on the right side of the page.


  1. The Authentication Required window will appear.  Type in your User Name (Firstname <space> Lastname) and Web Mail Password and click OK. Once you have entered the correct username and password, you will be prompted to to enter it a second time.  If you do not know your password, please follow these instructions to change it.


  1. Your Web Mail inbox will appear. Please bookmark this page to avoid having to log in twice in the future.
    • Firefox: Click Bookmarks > Bookmark This Page,type in Lotus Notes Web Mail and click Done.
    • Internet Explorer: Click Favorite > Add to Favorite, type in Lotus Notes Web Mail and click Add.
    • Safari: Click Bookmarks > Add Bookmark, type in Lotus Notes Web Mail and click Add.
  2. It is strongly recommended that reset your password to match the one that you use at your campus workstation (if it does not already).  Click More > Preferences > Security > Change (underneath the heading Change Internet Password) to reset your Web Mail 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’.