Just got a call from Lotus Support confirming that the issue mentioned previously with mail settings not being correctly applied is indeed a bug in the software. In short the bug implies that a mail setting that requires an agent to be enabled (e.g. the “Allow Notes to update To Do status and dates for incomplete entries” setting on the calendar profile) will not be correctly applied to user mail databases.
For the time being you can use the agent mentioned previously to work around the problem.
As previously reported I think I’ve found a bug in how Domino applied mail settings to users mail databases – at least when the setting requires an agent to be enabled as well (the “Allow Notes to update To Do status and dates for incomplete entries” setting on the calendar profile). For those who want to read the previous posts the first one is here (“Loving policies – especially mail settings”) and the second one is here (Re: Loving policies – especially mail settings).
I finally got around to bringing the issue up before Lotus Support and as part of the support process I learned a new AdminP command:
Tell AdminP Process Mail Policy
The command will force AdminP to apply mail settings immediately. Nice. Some might know the command already but I sure didn’t.