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Gotcha? Not so much

Mon 12 Jan 2009, 08:12 AM



by Ben Langhinrichs
A couple of people have asked about our new iFidelity for Lotus Notes rendering, and whether we were not, perhaps, just using the server's MIME conversion, which is known to not be as good as the client's MIME conversion (and, yes, for those who don't know, IBM has two inconsistent MIME conversion engines).  Different is not always the same as better, and in this case it is just astonishing how two different renderings can be equally poor:


Formatted message in Notes (I'll just use the one I have been using)

Notes rich text version of the email


That message sent to Outlook after the Notes 8.0.1 client does the MIME conversion:

Outlook version after Notes client does the MIME conversion


That message sent to Outlook after the Domino 8.0.1 server does the MIME conversion:

Outlook version after Domino server does the MIME conversion


And just to leave a better taste in your mouth, that message sent to Outlook after the iFidelity MIME conversion:

Outlook version after iFidelity does the MIME conversion

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