Lotus Notes was a server-based email system used by faculty and staff at Stony Brook University for many years. It was replaced by Google Apps for Education in 2012, but some departments still access important Lotus Notes/Domino applications. The plan is to completely decommission the service by December 2013.
Lotus Notes requires a client to be installed on your computer and uses a specially prepared ID file for password security. Both Windows and Mac versions are available for download from Softweb. Mail is stored on the Lotus Notes server and is accessed over the network via the Lotus Notes client. Web-based access is also available. Mail stored on the Lotus Notes server is backed up and may be recovered. Support for Lotus Notes is provided by Client Support.