Lotus Notes vs Outlook

Which do you prefer?

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Poll: Lotus Notes vs Outlook (7 member(s) have cast votes)

What client do you use (at work):

  1. Lotus Notes (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. Outlook (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  3. Thunderbird (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Mac Mail (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  5. Entourage (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Some super cool Linux thing a windows nubs would not recognize (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

What server does your organization use:

  1. Ms Exchange (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. Lotus Domino (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. Other (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  4. Don't know (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 NickDMax  Icon User is offline

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Lotus Notes vs Outlook

Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:03 PM

Lotus Notes drives me batty. Now I realize that is probably because Outlook is buggy but emails from Lotus notes come out mis-formatted and all the images are attachments and sometimes there is random data sprinkled here and there.

Just drives me nuts.
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Re: Lotus Notes vs Outlook

Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

Notes is more comparison to microsoft office, (Outlook, Access, etc). If the company is only using notes as an email client they waisted thier money. I believe outlook does a lot better job than notes, but with Notes you get a database/integrated programing with email capability.
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Re: Lotus Notes vs Outlook

Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:17 PM

I was using Thunderbird, switched to Mail.app for fun. I have Entourage, just haven't tried it yet. All the 250+ users at the office use Entourage, it works very well.

Our mail sever is Postfix behind a MailFoundry spam/virus filtering appliance.

Edit: I'm basing that "works very well", on the single support call I have ever gotten about it. The rest of the calls are "how do you do this/that?".

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Re: Lotus Notes vs Outlook

Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

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Notes is more comparison to microsoft office, (Outlook, Access, etc). If the company is only using notes as an email client they waisted thier money. I believe outlook does a lot better job than notes, but with Notes you get a database/integrated programing with email capability.


While this may be so, many of the larger client sites I have been to seem to only use Notes for email and collaboration (which is exactly how we use Exchange/Outlook). They use Office for word processing and spreadsheets. While it may be that these are only the choices of the people I interact with, it speaks volumes that many of our contracts are for MS Office integration (and I have never done a Lotus Notes integration... 1 customer had me sending emails to Domino which in turn would run a script of one sort of another -- but that was the only integration I have seen).


So while my knowledge may be a little off on the subject (having never used Notes before) -- I am pretty confidant that many organizations use Office for documents and Lotus for email/collaboration. I am pretty sure that IBM has pricing options for people who do not want the full integrated Office experience.
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