Request is empty and command SendMail is expected to have a body.

Today I had the issue on a customer site that no iOS device was able to send mail after upgrading Traveler to 10.0.1.2 on Domino 9.0.1 FP10IF3, implementing a new wildcard certificate and reconfiguring the HTTP server to redirect HTTP calls to HTTPs.

After some investigation I checked the console log and discovered multiple error messages:

[12DC:000C-0FEC] 10.12.2019 08:39:06 Traveler: WARNING username´s Request is empty and command SendMail is expected to have a body.

After rechecking the server document of the Notes Traveler server I checked the entry for the external URL >> http://servername.company.com. So the company did not use SSL certificates for the communication of mobile devices with their Traveler !!! Therefore no NOTES.INI entry called “NTS_EXTERNAL_URL=https://….” was set.

A small correction of the entry in the server document, setting the NOTES.INI entry via “set configuration NTS_EXTERNAL_URL=https://servername.company.com UPDATE” and a restart of the Traveler service was only half the way.

If you have this configuration of configured profiles on iOS devices WITHOUT SSL ( hopefully no one is using this anymore ) you have to remove and recreate the profile because you can´t modify the account to use SSL !

HCL Launch Tokyo – my personal summary

Yesterday HCL presented the upcoming releases of

  • HCL Domino/Notes V11
  • HCL Sametime V11 and
  • HCL Connections 6.5
  • HCL Domino Volt
    • A brand new Low-Code Development Tool

and we had a great event here in Austria/Vienna with almost 70 “Yellow Bleeders” !!

It was a great announcement from Richard Jefts, Andrew Manby, Danielle Baptiste and Francois Nasser !! A lot of long requested features are included in the newest releases. Take some time and check the videos available on YouTube:

HCL Live from Tokyo

 

Introducing HCL Domino Volt

 

HCL Domino V11 – what´s new

 

HCL Sametime V11 – what´s new

 

HCL Connections 6.5 already is available for download.

HCL Domino/Notes V11, HCL Sametime V11, HCL Traveler V11 have been announced for December 20th – a perfect Christmas Present from the great HCL Dev Team !! Thanks a lot for your great work in the last months.

Wrong date/time displayed in calendar entry

Yesterday I had the issue on a single client where the end date of a calendar entry was displayed completely wrong.

Here´s the calendar entry from the meeting chair:

calendar_entry_1

And here´s the invitation from the person who received the invitation:

calendar_entry_2

You can see, that the end date is not 18:00 like requested by the chair. After some investigation we discovered the following issues:

The temporary fields for the Start/End date contain the wrong content and also the following entries can be found in the NOTES.INI of the client:

$CSForwardCurrentCalendarEDT = 25.06.2019 10:00:00
$CSForwardCurrentCalendarSDT = 25.06.2019 09:30:00

It seems that these are temporary entries during creation/modification of the calender entry and which are not being removed during a client crash, …

It´s safe to manually remove these entries – afterwards the Start/End dates are displayed correctly.

Import of ICS files with special characters not possible

This week I received the information from a customer that there´s a problem when trying to import ICS files with special characters ( like Ü, .. ) in your Notes calendar. You then receive the following error message:

‘Notes cannot process your file. This URL is not associated with a valid iCalendar feed’ 

There´s a known TechNote regarding this problem: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO90157

I pleased HCL to create an Enhancement Request and a new idea for getting this issue fixed has been created: https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/NTS-I-1052

In the meantime you can solve this issue by either

  • renaming the ICS file ( getting rid of the special characters ) or
  • Drag&Drop the ICS file to your calendar link in the sidebar

Feel free to support the idea 😉

Traveler V11 – What´s new

In the current Beta 2 there are also new features included:

  • View attachments in calendar events
    When you receive an invitation from a Notes® or Verse web user that includes an attachment in the event description,
    you can now open or download the attachment from your mobile device, if your device supports the capability. Note
    that opening or downloading inline attachments or creating or editing attachments isn’t supported.
  • Support for ActiveSync 16.x
    Traveler now supports Microsoft™ Exchange ActiveSync versions 16.0 and 16.1 on iOS devices. This change allows
    for the development of future features that require this version, such as the ability to sync calendar attachments.
    Traveler automatically switches to ActiveSync 16.x when it detects devices that run on it; no user interaction is
    required.
  • Support for APNS HTTP/2
    Traveler now supports HTTP/2 for communication with Apple’s Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) servers. No
    configuration is required and there is no change in behavior.
  • Support for draft message synchronization
    Traveler now supports the syncing of draft messages on iOS. As part of Exchange ActiveSync 16.X, which Traveler
    now supports, the draft messages will sync from the server to the device and from the device to the server.
  • Support for 24+ hour meetings or events
    You can now create and modify non-repeating meetings and appointments that are longer than 24 hours.