#dominoforever | Product Ideas Portal

Welcome to the #dominoforever Product Ideas Forum! The place where you can submit product ideas and enhancement request. We encourage you to participate by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas. All new ideas will be evaluated by HCL Product Management & Engineering teams, and the next steps will be communicated. While not all submitted ideas will be executed upon, community feedback will play a key role in influencing which ideas are and when they will be implemented.

For more information and upcoming events around #dominoforever, please visit our Destination Domino Page

New, Reply, Reply All, Forward buttons In Inbox of Notes client are not prominent as compared to Outlook

Customer Comments:

  1. The issue with the Inbox buttons (New, Reply, Reply All, Forward) is that they seem to be getting smaller on each release of the product. Whereas they used to be prominent and stand out at the top of the Inbox view, Now in Notes client 12.0.1 it is difficult to see them.

The end user have to hunt for New, Reply, Reply All, Forward buttons, they should stand out.


2. The experience with Notes mail is becoming increasingly difficult to justify to my clients. HCL should take a good look at the Outlook client, who's buttons for creating / replying to emails are several times larger than that of the Notes client.


While comparing the Notes & outlook, it seems the Notes mail layout is going backwards. Buttons at the top of the mailbox view used to standout, whereas now they do not.

  • Guest
  • Sep 6 2022
  • Needs Review
  • Attach files
  • Guest commented
    8 Sep 07:42pm

    In general i also prefer the older UI style, where you could easily identify a button as such. However, with regards to the placement of the buttons, there doesn't seem to be much difference between Notes and Outlook.


    HCL Notes Desktop Client: Buttons for "New Mail" and for "Send" are on top left.

    HCL Verse Web UI: Button for "New Mail" is on top left. Button for "Send" is on lower right.


    Outlook Desktop Client: Buttons for "New Mail" and for "Send" are on top left

    Outlook Web: Button for "New Mail" is on top left. Button for "Send" is on lower left.

  • Guest commented
    7 Sep 07:49am

    Please don't create the 'clutter' found in Microsoft apps HCL. The clean look of Notes is far superior.

  • Guest commented
    6 Sep 01:01pm

    How strange, looks fine to me, top left where they have always been?


  • Guest commented
    6 Sep 12:32pm

    Agree, and i want to dive into it a little bit deeper. HCL Verse "Send" button is totally out of place. We use large curved monitors, and believe me....they are getting larger. The SEND button is now totally out of sight. Why not on top of the message like Notes and iNotes? Make the buttons bigger and placed logically across all clients.

  • Guest commented
    6 Sep 08:44am

    I would totally agree with this. Mailbox buttons used to stand out, making it easy to find them. Now it is much harder to do so. If you compare Notes and Outlook 365, the latter wins hands down and is much easier to use.


    Will HCL please look at this as a matter of urgency. Even the webmail client is easier to navigate than the Notes client, which should not be the case!