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Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!

By Andrew Pollack on 02/03/2014 at 01:39 PM EST

While I like many things about the Surface Pro 2, when I'm using it as a tablet without the keyboard it is almost impossible for me to use the Desktop client for Notes. The touch spots are just too small. Microsoft provides a nice little Mail, Calendar, and Contact app (that seems a lot like Traveler on Android) meant for interaction with the touch screen, so I thought I'd see about getting it to work.



First of all, make sure you're running the very latest version of the Domino Server and Traveler. For me, this did not work with 8.5.3.3 IF2. It does work nicely with 9.0.1 IF3.

Next, edit the file [notesdata]\traveler\cfg\Devices.xml with notepad or some other text editer. Add the following section:

<Device>
<XMLFILE>WindowsDefault.xml</XMLFILE>
<Description>Default WindowsMail</Description>
<SearchGrammar>*WindowsMail*</SearchGrammar>
</Device>

Then make a copy of the file "NokiaDefault.xml" and call it "WindowsDefault.xml"
* I chose the Nokia one because they seem to be the phones which use the latest version of the EAS specification. You may not have to do this step, but I did and it worked so I'm telling you about it.

When you've got all that done, shut down and restart Traveler to make sure the changes are there, then start the client side configuration.

On the Windows 8.1 Pro machine, open the "Mail" app.

1. Click "Add an Account" -- if you already have one account, pull in from the right side and choose "Settings" then "Accounts" first to be able to add another one.

2. Select "Other Account" for the account type.

3. Select "Exchange Activesync (EAS)" as the type of connection.

4. When prompted for your email address and password, select "Show More Details"

5. Fill in the fields as follows:

Email Address: Your email address
Server Address: Your Traveler Server Address (e.g. traveler.domain.com/traveler )
* remember, in Traveler version 9, you do not use /servlet/traveler any more
Domain: Leave this one blank
Username: Your Domino HTTP Login User Name
Password: Your Domino HTTP Login Password

6. Click Connect


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re: Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!By Indy on 09/02/2014 at 08:31 AM EDT
Hi,
thanks for the tip.
Receiving and sending of mails works fine.
But I'm unable to open attachements in windows mail.
It always shows the message:
"at least one file could not be downloaded, please try again".
This attachement problem only occurs with lotus notes, with another
(IMAP)-provider everything works ok

any idea? thanks,
Klaus
PS: traveler version 8.5.3.200
re: Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!By Andrew Pollack on 09/02/2014 at 11:09 AM EDT
First, upgrade your traveler. Second, watch the server console when you try
to download and I'll bet you have an access control problem or ssl handshake
problem. I've seen this with traveler on android before. I don't recall
exactly how I fixed it, but I do recall that once I saw the problem it was easy
to fix.
re: Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!By Indy on 09/02/2014 at 11:31 AM EDT
great, thanks for the quick reply.
I will adress your hints internally and try to make the IT upgrade the traveler
first.
re: Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!By Ernst on 10/15/2014 at 05:39 AM EDT
Hi Andrew, just tried this on a HP ElitePad 900, but received an "Unable to
connect" after step 6 of your instructions. Traveler is 9.0.1, EP900 is on Win
8.1, Notes 9.0.1 FP2

Server address is OK, I cross checked with our IT support. I have other
connections to Traveler working perfectly OK, among one from a LUMIA phone on
WP 8.1 with Denim

Any thoughts?
Ernst
re: Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!By rayner on 05/22/2016 at 09:56 PM EDT
Does your server require SSL? I think it doesn't work with SSL turned off..


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