After posting my video earlier in Efficient collaboration vs. Epic fail, I thought it was worth explaining that while Outlook 2007 and Notes 8.5 have some serious collaboration issues, the situation is not much better, and sometimes worse, with earlier versions or various combinations. For example, the same missing image error is seen in Notes 8.0, and the image is missing all the time in Notes 6.5/7. Similarly, if we create the same image in Outlook 2003:
and then we send it to Notes 8/8.5, we get:
This looks GREAT, but then if we do a Reply with History, we get the follow, even before it is sent. Even though we don't see an attachment, the image is treated as an attachment and deleted.
If we instead do a Reply with History and Attachments, we get
which at least has the image attached, but looks terrible. Imagine if there were a few different images. There is not even an indication of where the image was originally, nor a name which is useful.
Finally, if I happened to also open this mail in Notes 7 rather than in Notes 8/8.5, I'd get the following, completely missing the image.
Of course, if I use iFidelity, then I get: the following, which looks great.
And if I reply with History (not with attachments), I get the expected:
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