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Currently for a mail-in database it is not possible to delegate access to it using just iNotes. One has to use Notes client or ask administrator to do the work - self service however is not possible.
The respective functionality works for user mail files it just doesn't work for mail-in databases.
User who has manager access in ACL of mail-in database wants to delegate access to this mail-in to new users. Manager does this in iNotes preferences and at the end a respective request is placed automatically in admin4.nsf (request type is: Delegate Web Mail File). However administration process marks this request as error because the requester (the manager) is not the owner of the mail file. The exact error is: 'The signer of this request must be the mail file's owner'.
By definition the signer/user cannot be the owner in this case because it is mail-in name who is the 'owner').
Therefore it is not possible for someone who is manger of mail-in database to delegate access to it using just iNotes.