Notes 8 and internet email
One of the most requested features for Notes is better interop with internet mail services. I did a few experiments for our Lotusphere talk with an email message to gmail accounts.
Here's what it looks like in gmail. Mary Beth sent me the first email from gmail and I replied.
Here's what it looks like back in Notes after I replied.
I think you'll be a lot happier with the results in Notes 8. The recipients will especially notice the simpler header and more faithful rendering.