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Using Activities in IBM Connections and IBM Notes

Most people spend a lot of time searching through their past emails to try to string a communication thread together, either to remember the discussion topics or to hand over a thread to someone else.

Fortunately, there is a very easy way to do this with IBM Notes and Connections!

Did you know you could drag an email to the Activities sidebar in IBM Notes to save it?

My recommended approach to saving and tracking important communication is the following steps :

1. Create an activity to track the communication:

create-activity create-activity-2

2. Next, locate the email you want to track/save, right click on it and choose to add it an activity:

add-activity add-activity-2

3. That’s it!

The next time you need to find past email you can easily locate them in the activity.
An email can also exist in multiple activities, and you can easily locate all the activities that the email is in by clicking on “Show Activities Related to this Document” in the above menu.

4. Not all communication is via email, so similarly, all Sametime chats can also be saved to an activity with the click of a button:

add-st add-st-2


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