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1. Implementation

The Squirrel server add-in is written entirely in Java with the inclusion of the open source framework JAddin. The HCL Notes front-end is a pure HCL Notes application distributed in a single NSF database.

2. Email Document

The original body of the Internet mail will be saved in the Notes document as a Notes MIME type item. All original MIME headers are preserved and saved in the Notes document.

3. Additional Notes Items

Before forwarding messages to HCL Domino, the following items are added to preserve the original fields from the Internet email message. These items may be used to process messages in the users in-box with agents or to create new views or additional columns.

Notes Item Value Description
$SquirrelVersion String  Squirrel program version (e.g. 1.0.0)
$SquirrelRecipient String  Original IMAP/POP3 recipient name (e.g. jsmith@gmail.com)
$SquirrelPostedDate DateTime  Date and time of the Squirrel message processing
$SquirrelHostname String  Internet host name of the mail server (e.g. imap.gmail.com)
$SquirrelProtocol String  Protocol used to retrieve the email messages (IMAPS, IMAP, POP3S or POP3)
$SquirrelFolder String  Folder name of the original email messages (e.g. “INBOX”, “Office\ToDo”, etc)

4. Notes Delivered Time / Posted Time

Squirrel will set the Notes item ‘PostedDate’ to the original date and time of the message. The Notes item ‘DeliveredDate’ is set by the Domino router to the date and time when the message was actually processed by the router task (stored in the users mail database). If you want the user to see the original date and time of the message, you must change the formula of the Inbox folder column to show the ‘PostedDate’ instead of the ‘DeliveredDate’.

5. Folder Processing

The Notes item ‘$SquirrelFolder’ contains the folder name of the original message. POP3 messages always return the name of the inbox where IMAP messages will contain the full name of the folder. This item may be used in a Notes pre-delivery agent (‘Before new mail arrives’) to add the message to the corresponding folder, e.g.

Sub Initialize
	Dim Session As New NotesSession
	Dim Document As NotesDocument
	Dim FolderName As String

	Set Document = Session.DocumentContext
	FolderName = Document.getItemValue("$SquirrelFolder")(0)

	' Move the message to the original folder
	If ((FolderName <> "") And (UCase(FolderName) <> "INBOX")) Then
		Call Document.PutInFolder(FolderName)
		Call Document.RemoveFromFolder("($Inbox)")
	End If
End Sub