All three major vendors, Microsoft, IBM and Google, have allowed the impression to settle in that mail fidelity is impossible, and perhaps not even desirable. Outlook 2007 has been the cause of blog storms regarding email fidelity, and neither Outlook 2003 nor Outlook 2007 sends email that is well received by other clients. Notes 8.5 continues the cycle of rendering well when just reading, but losing fidelity when forwarding, replying or reading from iNotes, despite the cries for a real fix in the Notes 7, 8 and 8.5 Software Design Review meetings. Gmail doesn't even pretend to care whether or not it corrupts emails, acting as if email fidelity is just a matter of "looking good", and not a critical issue for customers.
Now there is an opportunity, at least with one of these vendors, since Notes plus iFidelity can handle inbound, outbound and iNotes fidelity at a significantly higher level than any of the three major email systems alone. This is the second in a series of "business-appropriate" examples I am showing that demonstrate actual data loss or corruption. Instead of focusing on only Notes 8.5, I am going to steadily move backward to show how email fidelity has been a problem for many versions, and how iFidelity 3.0 can help even if your company is stuck on standardized on an earlier version of Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes 8 or 8.5 plus iFidelity make the best combination of secure, reliable and professional email for your company.
Original email as sent from Lotus Notes 8.01 client
Email as received in Outlook after being rendered to MIME by the Notes 8 client
Email as received in Outlook after being rendered to MIME by iFidelity
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