The purpose of this article is to provide information to Outreach users regarding commonly asked questions about the Outreach Sales Engagement Add-In for Outlook.
- Outreach Users
Outreach Sales Engagement Add-In for Outlook FAQs:
Q: What versions of Outlook/Exchange are compatible with the Outreach Sales Engagement add-in?
A: The following builds of Outlook/Exchange support the Outreach Sales Engagement add-in:
|Outlook 2013||15.0.4481.1510||This is the original RTM release of Outlook 2013.|
|Outlook 2010||14.0.4763.1000||This is the original RTM release of Outlook 2010.|
|Outlook 2007||12.4518.1014||This is the original RTM release of Outlook 2007.|
|Outlook 2003||11.0.5608.5606||This is the original version of Outlook 2003.|
|Outlook 2003||11.0.5608.5703||Critical Update|
|Outlook 2003||11.6359.6360||Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1|
|Outlook 2003||11.6568.6568||Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2013||15.0.516.032|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2||184.108.40.206|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1||220.127.116.11|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2010||14.0.639.21|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3||8.3.83.006|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2||8.2.176.002|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1||8.1.240.006|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2007||8.0.685.24 or 8.0.685.25|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 (August Update)||6.5.7654.4|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 (March Update)||6.5.7653.33|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2||6.5.7638|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP1||6.5.7226|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2003||6.5.6944|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP3||6.0.6249|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP2||6.0.5762|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP1||6.0.4712|
|Microsoft Exchange Server 2000||6.0.4417|
Q: How do I determine what version of Outlook Exchange I'm Using?
A: To determine which version of Outlook or Exchange being used, refer to the following manufacturer support articles:
- How to determine Outlook version information
- Determine the version of Microsoft Exchange Server my account connects to
With Outreach's Outlook Add-In, Outreach has added Outreach functionality straight to the desktop and web applications for Outlook, if you are using an Exchange or Office 365 Mail Server. However, Outreach needs to ensure that the following requirements are met for the functionality to operate correctly. The following table illustrates the Exchange and Office 365 configurations where the add-in will work with Outlook Clients:
|Outlook PC 2010||Outlook PC 2013||Outlook PC 2016||Outlook Mac 2016||Outlook.com / OWA (Outlook Web App)|
|Exchange 2007||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported|
|Exchange 2010||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported||Not Supported|
|Exchange 2013||Not Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Not Supported|
|Exchange 2016||Not Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported||Supported|
There are also some Exchange and Client updates that are required for Add-In use:
- If you are operating on an Exchange 2013 server, you need to have the following update installed: Exchange 2013 Version #: CU 15.
- If you are operating on Outlook for Windows 2013, you must have at least version #: 15.0.4605.1003 or higher. For more information, refer to the Update for Outlook 2013 article.
- If you are operating Outlook for Mac 2016, it is required that you run version#: 15.35 (170509) or higher.
Note: Some users may be using a different Outlook Add-In experience than others. The way to tell if you are on this different Outlook experience is if you do not have a Send with Outreach button in the sidebar. If that's the case, you are using our Outlook Native Send experience. The following Q&A are applicable to this experience.
Q: Why can't I turn open tracking off in the add-in?
A: To ensure that both web users and desktop users have the same experience, Outreach decided to optimize giving users an unimpeded way to send emails with Outreach features enabled and quickly move to their next action. The current API Microsoft provides does not provide a functionality to enable tracking without overwriting the whole email, which can cause content formatting discrepancies.
Q: How do I disable Open Tracking?
A: Users must discard the draft email to remove the open tracking function.
Note: This add-in experience allows users to toggle the Open Tracking feature off; however, this action only impacts future emails. Users will still have to discard the email to remove the open tracking function.
Q: Does the new tracking mean that we will always automatically add prospects to Outreach now?
A: With this experience, Outreach will create a prospect anytime users send an email using an Outreach feature such as Open Tracking, Click Tracking, Insert Availability, etc. Originally, prospects were only auto added when reps selected the Send with Outreach option. In a future update, Outreach will work on governance options to control the adding of prospects.
Q: Why do Snippets not automatically register open and link tracking?
A: Snippets do not have tracking settings in the Outreach platform. Outreach is looking to introduce new functionality that will handle this close to how Template tracking operates in the add-in, but will be released at a later date.
Q: Can I schedule emails to send at another time?
A: Yes, send later is native to Outlook in both web and desktop instances. For more information on how to schedule an email delivery in Outlook, refer to the Microsoft Delay or schedule sending email messages article.
Q: Are Insert Availability links tracked?
A: No. If you would like to track Insert Availability links, you will have to manually insert the links using the Insert tracked links function.
Q: If we see any issues can we disable this functionality without risk?
A: Yes, contact your CSM for assistance for having the feature disabled.
Q: How do I remove COM Add-Ins from Outlook?
A: Review the View, manage, and install add-ins in Office Programs article.
Q: I received the error message: "Unable to synchronize message: Could not find sync key element in message body."; what should I do?
A: This error message occurs when Outreach is not able to connect to Outlook within a reasonable time frame (a system defined timeframe not accessible for configuration). Disabling the cache mode within Outlook allows Outreach to make requests directly to the server versus making a request to Outlook.