One of the best features to be added to Notes 8.5.2 client was the ability to have a managed replica of your mail. Put simply, a Managed Replica is a local copy of your mail which you use as your primary copy of your mail but which is automatically synchronized and updated wherever you are and whenever you send or receive mail.
Obviously to die-hard Notes-folks a local replica of your mail is hardly anything new, in fact is some institutions its the default practice. What’s new about this, though, is the fact that the Notes client doesn’t forget to switch around mail replicas when you are on and off the server. You are permanently working on the local replica, but you don’t notice any lag like you would when you were using scheduled replication to synchronize your mail.
The upshot is a win-win situation for the user. You get all the speed improvements of a local replica, plus all the immediacy of the server. Your Domino Administrator will thank you too – as you’re connected to the server for a fraction of the time you would be normally.
Now that long anticipated server upgrade might just get postponed because, with everyone using managed replicas suddenly the server is a good deal faster.
If you are using Notes 8.5.2 client you could consider adding the following lines to your NOTES.INI file (and restarting Notes) to get managed replicas going:
Alternatively ask your Domino Administrator to set up a policy to enable this.
Full details of all these settings plus much more on how managed replicas work can be found here.