We have a Lotus Notes 8.5.3 installation which has, up until now, co-existed with a 3rd party document management system; we have been able to export messages from the Notes 8.5.3 email application into flat files, and these files look to be self contained slabs of Domino's DXL format. The 3rd party document management system does some magic behind the scenes which allows Lotus Notes to open these files again on demand, and display all the email's formatting, attachments and images, etc.
Now we are getting rid of the document management system, and this functionality is going to disappear. However, we would still like some way to open these exported email files within Lotus Notes. Ideally, we would want to simply double-click the email file from the desktop (for example) and it would open up in Lotus Notes' mail application just like it used to, with formatting intact.
My question is: Is it possible, with out-of-the-box functionality or with some form of development, to have a file open from the desktop in the Lotus Notes mail app? If so, what would be recommended for me to research? I have zero Lotus Notes experience (but willing to learn), so I would be keen to know if it's possible before I go too far down this rabbit hole...
Thanks in advance :)