FAQ

Category: Troubleshooting, Version 2.0, Version 2.1, Version 3.0, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

Duplicate e-mails can occur on an POP3 account, when e-mails from more than one computer being synchronized are requested from the e-mail server. This is the case if the Outlook function “Leave copy of messages on the server” was activated in a POP3 E-mail account.

The tricky here is that SimpleSYN cannot force Outlook to stop downloading an email a second time on another computer. If the first computer downloads the mail from the email server and it gets synchronized before the second computer downloads it, Outlook cannot detect that the email is already there. The second computer will than download the email from the email server and you got a duplicate. As the first email is also already synchronized, SimpleSYN assumes that the second download is intentional and synchronizes this copy too.

In this case deactivate the Outlook function “Leave copy of messages on the server” so as not to save e-mails in your mail server and download them repeatedly.

To deactivate this function follow these steps:

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Open the Backstage area by clicking on “File“
  3. In the category “Information” click on “Account Settings” and “Add or Remove Accounts…”
  4. Highlight the POP3 E-mail account in question and click on “Change“
  5. Click on “More Settings“
  6. In the tab “Advanced” deactivate the check box “Leave copy of messages on the server“
  7. Confirm the changes by clicking “OK“
  8. Click on “Next“ and then on “Finish“

Category: Operation, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

E-Mail folders of IMAP accounts (eg Inbox or sent objects) are hidden in the "Synchronization settings", since IMAP already keeps the e-mail folders in sync (IMAP is server-based).

You can use SimpleSYN for all other folders such as calendars, contacts, tasks, notes, etc.

If you also want to synchronize e-mail folders with SimpleSYN, then use a POP3 account on all PCs.

Category: Installation, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

You can easily upgrade Outlook (Office). The previous version does not need to be uninstalled. SimpleSYN automatically detects the new Outlook version.

Note:
Install Outlook in the same bit version as the previous version, either in 32-bit or 64-bit.

If you want to install Outlook in a different bit version than the previous version, first uninstall SimpleSYN and reinstall SimpleSYN after the Outlook update.

Category: Installation, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

SimpleSYN requires a unique configuration and a unique certificate for each PC.

SimpleSYN must be completely reset to one of the clients. Then SimpleSYN can be reinstalled and set up.

Follow these steps:

  • Uninstall SimpleSYN first under the Windows Control Panel "Programs / Features" or under Apps on Windows 10
  • Then enter the following line in Windows Explorer:
    %localappdata%
  • Find the folder SimpleSYN here and delete this folder.

Then delete the SimpleSYN certificate as follows:

  • Open the Internet Explorer
  • Go to "Internet Options"
  • Click the "Content" tab
  • Click on "Certificates"
  • In the next window under "Display name" search for the SimpleSYN entries, mark the respective entry and click on "Remove"

Then you can reinstall SimpleSYN and set it up again. The initial synchronization will be run once again.

Category: Troubleshooting, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

Open the SimpleSYN options > advanced options and under “Outlook version” select your current Outlook version (2016 or 2013).  Save the settings and restart SimpleSYN.

If the behavior still occurs:

  • Please uninstall SimpleSYN on this computer from the Windows control panel > program/features and install SimpleSYN once again

If the behavior still occurs:

Category: Purchase, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

You purchase the desired license quantity on the website and initiate the order transaction, then follow the instructions. The payment process is handled by our sales partner Digital River GmbH (share-it!).

Ask about our discounts for school, university students, teachers and multiple licenses. 

Contact:

http://www.shareit.com/ccc/

Share-it - Digital River GmbH
Scheidtweilerstr. 4
50933 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 31088-30
Fax: +49 221 31088-99

Category: Operation, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

When using the automatic synchronization it is also possible to synchronize all Outlook® subfolders automatically. The Outlook® subfolders will use the same synchronization direction and settings as their parent folder. Changes to the folder hierarchy below a selected folder are being synchronized.

Changes of the selected parent folder are not automatically synchronized. If a selected parent folder is being moved or deleted, the synchronization of this folder and all of its children will stop. Adjust the synchronization settings

Category: Operation, Version 3.0, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

To call up the Configuration Wizard again, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the SimpleSYN user interface
  2. Press the “Alt“ key to show the SimpleSYN menu 
  3. In the menu under “Help” activate the entry “Show Configuration Wizard on next startup“
  4. Exit SimpleSYN. To do so right-click on the SimpleSYN symbol in the Windows system tray and choose “Exit”

The next time SimpleSYN is opened the configuration window will be displayed again.

Category: General, Version 2.0, Version 2.1, Version 3.0, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

No, all of these devices are not supported by SimpleSYN.

SimpleSYN synchronizes Outlook installations with each other; a computer running Windows Vista (32bit/64bit), Windows 7 (32bit/64bit), Windows 8 (32bit/64bit) or Windows 10 (32bit/64bit) is essential.

If you wish to synchronize Outlook on your iPhone, Windows Phone or Android device, please contact the manufacturer of your device.

Category: General, Version 2.0, Version 2.1, Version 3.0, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

Provided you have made changes to the default settings of the color categories, you will have to manually set up the list of color categories (formerly main category list) identically on all computers. The category list is not synchronized by SimpleSYN. The assigned categories in the items, however, are kept and synchronized by SimpleSYN.

Category: Support Services, Version 2.0, Version 2.1, Version 3.0, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

Any questions can be posed to our Support under the e-mail address support@simplesyn.net or you can use the Support Form. Before you turn to our Support, however, please make sure that:

  • you have the newest version of SimpleSYN installed
  • you have taken a look at the SimpleSYN user manual. A lot of common questions have already been addressed there

In emergencies you can reach our Support under the following telephone number:

Telephone: +49 511-53 46 22-4

We hope you will understand that we cannot always guarantee our availability by phone.

Category: Purchase, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

Please contact our Support, with details on purchase date and order number.

You can reach our Support under the e-mail address support@simplesyn.net or over the Support Form.

In emergencies you can reach our Support under the following telephone number:

Telephone: +49 511-53 46 22-4

We hope you will understand that we cannot always guarantee our availability by phone.

Category: Operation, Version 2.0, Version 2.1, Version 3.0, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

The synchronization is not carried out in specific intervals, but rather as needed. As soon as the SimpleSYN client and SimpleSYN server have a connection the synchronization is carried out continuously and virtually in real-time.  After the initial synchronization only changes to the Outlook database are exchanged. The Outlook synchronization runs unobtrusively in the background.

It is also possible to manually synchronize single Outlook items or folders using the SimpleSYN Outlook-Add-In. Here the synchronization is also carried out as soon as SimpleSYN has established a connection.

Example: If a new e-mail is received, an existing e-mail is changed, deleted of moved, SimpleSYN will immediately synchronize this action on all computers. SimpleSYN checks if the target folder already contains the e-mail. If the e-mail does not exist it is synchronized into the folder. If the e-mail already exists it will only be synchronized if a change has occurred. If the target computer is not reachable, the e-mail is synchronized as soon as the computer establishes a connection over the local network.

Category: General, Version 3.0, Version 3.5, Version 4.x, Version 5.x

SimpleSYN Standard is fully compatible with the Business Version. You can only synchronize over a local network with the standard version, however.

Please note: The SimpleSYN server has to be in the same local network as the client.

Further note: The Configuration Wizard in the standard version cannot establish a connection with the SimpleSYN server if the SimpleSYN server is configured for synchronization via the Internet.