Replace notes hierarcial names with email address 
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: Thomas Adrian2196 22 May 2009
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Notes hierarcial addressing is very confusing to users and must be replaced with standard email format.
IBM already have problems with Lotus traveler as the iPhone mail app only support email format, and they wiill run into even more problem in the future as they have promised to support external directories.

1) Anders Fredriksson362 (26 May 2009)
Confusing? You are kidding right? In Exchange/Outlook, the email address is usually replaced with just the name. A name with org info is far more useful than a plain name in my opinion.

From a Travel(l)er perspective, IBM must build-in this address translation into the protocol converter - i guess this is not news for IBM. This have been a problem before on various phones with various sync software. It has been observed in Pylon Anywhere but it has only been a problem when the user have save a contact in address book with the hierarchical format instead of the internet format.

2) Keith Collyer635 (24 Jun 2009)
Using the Notes hierarchical addressing was fine when no real standards existed. Frankly, it is now one of the (fairly trivial) things that makes people dislike Notes. Just because Outlook does it differently wrong is not an excuse to stick with a non-standard approach. Many of us can probably remember when some email systems used the domains the opposite way from the internet standards (domain type, organization, server, person), but none do that now. Or VM mail anyone with a six character name limit that had to be unique in an organization?
3) Charles Robinson8913 (15 Oct 2009)
Can anyone explain a compelling reason for *keeping* the Notes hierarchical name structure? I've always found it anachronistic, and now that I use Outlook I think it's just plain silly.


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