We recently hosted a presentation about the latest version of our smart email solutions, HCL Verse v2.2.0. It was well-attended and there were some great questions raised. We have listed them here, along with responses from our experts. You can watch the complete replay here, and also read up on this launch here.

Verse 2.2.0 and related features  

Q: We are already using Verse and upgrading from Domino v11 to v12. What does it take for us to upgrade to the latest version of Verse?  

A: The latest version of Verse works on Domino v12. You will need to download the package from the license and download portal and install it on Domino as you have done before.

Q: How will a restored message avoid being archived again, assuming it matches the same archive rule?  

A: Currently, mail rules only work in pre-defined condition and typically, it works with new incoming email which fits that pre-defined condition. In this case, the restored message shouldn’t be archived again.

General Use of Verse  

Q: Is HCL Verse the default mail client on Domino?  

A: We included Verse in the Domino v12 package. Customers can still choose the client that they prefer to use. The version of Verse in Domino v12 is v2.0.1, so if you want to use the latest version, you will have to get the package from the license and download portal and you can read this guide to getting started.

Q: Since Verse is a web client for HCL mail, can we use Verse without the ID Vault for users who do not use Notes at all?  

A: Verse can be used without the ID Vault, but secure mail operations (signing and encryption) would not be supported in that case.

Verse Future Roadmap  

Q: Is “delayed delivery” on the roadmap (for parity with Notes)?  

A: We have this on our roadmap, but it is not our top priority at this point. We will provide updates in the coming months.

Q: In another email application, if the user searches for any name, it shows the result by highlighting the words in subject, sender name and mail body. Can we get this feature in Verse?  

A: This is a great idea. We’ll consider this and see how we can fit this into our roadmap.

Q: Is Verse able to provide the password suggestion dialog when enforcing the password?  

A: This feature is not available for now, but we’ll certainly consider it.

Q: There are many preferences still within the iNotes or via a Notes client which are not available in Verse. When will these become available within Verse?  

A: We understand the concerns of managing preferences, so we have been delivering various preferences in the past releases and this release as well. We’ll continue to work on that. Ultimately, users should be able to manage most of the preferences on Verse, like what they can do on iNotes.

Q: Is Verse going to support two-factor login?  

A: TOTP is on our roadmap, and we hope to ship it in the coming months.

(Q) Are you going to provide color-coding for senders?  

A: Yes, this is one of our top priorities, so we do have a plan for it.

Verse installation and packages  

(1) Q: What is the servers_lookup jar used for?  

A: Please refer to the following documentation for more information:

Q: Can you please provide the system requirements for 2.2.0?  

A: Yes, please refer to this system requirements.

For more information about Verse, please visit HCL Verse website. The feature and benefits guide is also available on the site.   

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