Replying without attachments by default

When replying in Lotus Notes there are two options replyopts.png Why is Lotus Notes the only e-mail client which still defaults to replying with the attachment, sure you could drop down in the menu and select “Reply without Attachments” but how many people really do that? Early in the Notes 8 Beta I requested that the default be Reply WITHOUT Attachments and change the drop down button to allow the original attachment to be included, but apparently Notes 8 will ship unchanged. Thunderbird and Outlook both default to replying with out the attachment, Notes needs to get on board.

4 Responses to Replying without attachments by default
  1. Nathan T. Freeman
    July 27, 2007 | 7:11 am

    Mitch, were you on last Thursday’s conference call?

  2. Mitch Cohen
    July 27, 2007 | 8:43 am

    @1 – Nathan, I was not on the call but this has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time, and I was told by more then one person that I missed quite a rant by you on the subject.

  3. Nathan T. Freeman
    July 27, 2007 | 11:02 am

    The OpenNTF Mail Experience template allows you to set this as your default. Further, it allows an administrator to push it to the clients via a policy.

    Just so you know. Emoticon

  4. Mitch Cohen
    July 31, 2007 | 9:39 pm

    Nathan – thanks, I have used the OpenNTF Mail Experience template in the past, is there a Notes 8 Version yet? However I would have a hard time selling my organization on replacing the out of the box template with OpenNTF. It would be nice if IBM were to implement this change, or better yet make it a setting controlled via policy so organizations can set up as it works best for their environment.