Sounds like you need a mail.nsf file.  In the Notes client try
File->Database->Open and view the list on the local server in the data
directory.  If the file doesn't exist, create it using
File->Database->New.  Type in Mail for the Title name and select the
Mail(R5.0) template.  This should create the correct database and get
you going.

Create a Journal file using the same technique only selecting the
Journal template.

Best Regards

Fritz Hayes
Atwater Associates
503-636-5914

> -----Original Message-----
> From: domino400-admin@midrange.com
[mailto:domino400-admin@midrange.com]
> On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 3:01 PM
> To: domino400@midrange.com
> Subject: Notes Help
>
> I downloaded and installed a trial copy of Lotus Notes onto my PC and
> I'm stumped:
>
> 1) I can't open calendar at all (let alone try to import from my old
> PIM).  I get "The Doclink database cannot be located"
>
> 2) I cannot figure out how to import into the address book.  I mean I
> can go through the motions, but nothing is ever remotely right.  And I
> get asked to make selections on things that I have no idea what Notes
is
> talking about.
>
> 3) I'm only trying to use Notes as a PIM for now (i.e., calendar,
> contacts, to dos, no email and no Domino).  I did the tutorial.  I
> searched the help, and it was no help.  I searched the online support
> area and the hits I got remind me of the hits one gets when searching
> IBM online support . . .
>
> This is one of the more unintuitive things I have ever run across.  Am
I
> that dense?  Can anyone point me where I can get some assistance?
>
> --
> -Jeff
> The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily
> the opinion of my company.  Unless I say so.
>
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