# Notes R5 als default eMail-Programm

This tip shows you how to make Notes R5 your default e-mail program in both Internet Explorer 5 for Windows and Netscape Communicator 4.7 for Windows.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
Choosing Notes as your e-mail program is relatively easy in Internet Explorer 5 (and these instructions pretty much apply to Internet Explorer 4, as well):
In Internet Explorer, choose Tools – Internet Options.

Click the Programs tab.

In the Internet Programs section, choose Lotus Notes from the drop-down list of e-mail programs.

Click OK.

Netscape Communicator 4.7
The instructions for Netscape are a bit more complicated:
Make sure Netscape isn’t running.

Locate the file NMAILMAN.DLL in your Notes executable directory (for example, C:\Notes) and copy it to your Netscape program directory (for example, C:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program)

Locate your PREFS.JS file in your Netscape user directory (for example, C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users\Yourname)

IMPORTANT: Make a safe backup copy of PREFS.JS that you can revert to in case of any errors in the next steps.

Open PREFS.JS in a text editor (A shortcut is to right-click on PREFS.JS and choose Edit).

Add the following two lines to the end of PREFS.JS:
user_pref(„mail.use_altmail“, true);
user_pref(„mail.altmail_dll“, „nmailman.dll“);

Save PREFS.JS and close it.

Start Netscape.

Notes/Domino Version: 5.x