Sntt: Where Does Lotus Notes Cache Email Addresses

Friday 29th February, 2008
This is taken form a recent google that hit my blog: Where Does Lotus Notes Cache Email Addresses?

Incidentally I just have figured that out last week, so I am happy to share. As I understand the question it is related to the new feature of the Notes client to keep track of "recent contacts" - all the email addresses you encounter when you read or write emails. This is new feature introduced with Notes 8.0 Standard client. This is an eclipse plug-in that is actually doing the catching of addresses and it put them into a view "Recent Contacts" in the names.nsf. But you can't delete them from this view, unless you are using the Notes 8.0.1 Client. Of cause you can trick you way around and delete them from the $Users view for example, but they get automagically resurrected every time you read a new mail.
This is because they are stored at the disk as well. Take a look at \workspace\.metadata\.plugins\\ directory. There you go - this .ser files contains all your cached addresses. Up to 2000, then it start to discard the oldest.

dear google surfer, I hope that answers your question :-) (and I don't mind if other people are thankful as well, just leave a comment)

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