If you are paying attention then IBM has recently delivered Lotus 8.5, and let me be the last to tell you. It’s good. It’s really good. It’s on pace for being the best thing since R5 (R5 was a huge leap forward at the time.)
There is a new Domino Attachment Object Service that looks at email with attachments and removes them, places a link in the mail and stores them centrally on the Domino Server. The DAOS is a huge step in the right direction and places Domino and Lotus on par with being the best darmed mail server and client combo alive right now.
For those, like me, who can’t upgrade to 8.5 today, you can download the DAOS Estimator for every OS that Domino runs on and find out what your saving will look like. Lotus and IBM project it’s well into the 40 – 50 % mark, and this is what people have been reporting(LINK1 LINK2).
Note: You don’t have to have 8.5 installed on the server for it to work. All you have to do is install the tool from IBM.