Category: Operation, Troubleshooting, SimpleSYN Mobile, Version 1.x, Version 2.x

The earliest date that the Google Calendar app can display is January 1, 1970. The appointments were synchronized correctly, but cannot be displayed in the app.

For birthdays, we recommend storing them in contacts. Older appointments can also be added there and the calendar app displays them correctly.

Category: Installation, Operation, SimpleSYN Mobile, Version 1.x, Version 2.x

You do not need any additional apps on the mobile device, not even the Outlook app (not supported).

Use the integrated standard apps of the respective system on your mobile device: :

ForAndroidApple iOS / iPadOS
EMails Gmail app Apple Mail app
Tasks Gmail app Apple reminders app
Appointments Google calendar app Apple calendar app
Contacts Google contacts app Apple contacts app

Android devices do not have a built-in default app for managing notes.
Therefore, you need to use a third-party app on your Android device

Apple notes app

Category: Operation, Troubleshooting, SimpleSYN Mobile, Version 1.x, Version 2.x

If you want to make a backup of your Outlook data files, disable the synchronization of SimpleSYN Mobile and close the main window. SimpleSYN Mobile then no longer accesses the data files. After the backup, you can re-enable synchronization.

To deactivate the synchronization, right-click on the SimpleSYN Mobile icon in the notification area and select "Disable synchronization" from the context menu.

Category: Operation, SimpleSYN Mobile, Version 1.x, Version 2.x

With SimpleSYN Mobile, you can not only sync your emails, contacts, and calendar to your smartphone, but also sync the notes and tasks.

However, Android devices do not have a built-in default app for managing notes. On your Android device, you must therefore use a third-party app, such as "Tasks & Notes for MS Exchange" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.myklos.inote&hl=de). You can use the current Gmail app for the tasks.

On your iOS device, you do not need an additional app and you can use the built-in tasks and notes apps.

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

If you want to exit SimpleSYN if Outlook is closed, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the SimpleSYN icon in the Windows notification area and choose “Exit”
  2. Close any Outlook window
  3. Open the SimpleSYN Add-In configuration file with a text editor like notepad. The configuration file can be found in:

    At Version 4:
    C:\Users\[User name]\AppData\Local\SimpleSYN\\[Outlook profile name].addin.config

    At Version 5:
    C:\Users\[User name]\AppData\Local\SimpleSYN\\[Outlook profile name].addin.config

  4. Add the following code in the section between <appSettings> and </appSettings>:
    <!-- SimpleSYN is exited when Outlook is being closed. -->
    <add key="AutoExitSimpleSyn" value="true" />
    <!-- SimpleSYN is started if the Add-In is being loaded. -->
    <add key="AutoStartSimpleSyn" value="true" />
  5. Open Outlook again.

Category: Operation, Version 4.x, Version 5.x, Version 6.x

The SimpleSYN business version can be started by a Windows service. If the option "Start as Windows service" is activated in the advanced options, then SimpleSYN automatically starts in the background when the Windows starts, without a Windows user having to log on to the system.

The SimpleSYN standard version 4 and all older versions do not support Windows service. The synchronization takes place here only if a user is logged on to the computer and SimpleSYN is executed.

Category: Operation, Version 4.x, Version 5.x, Version 6.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: Operation, Version 5.x, Version 6.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 local 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: Operation, Version 5.x, Version 6.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 and is marked with a red X in the synchronization settings.

If you would like to continue synchronizing this folder at the new location, check the assignment of the folder in the synchronization settings on the client PC and save the page.

Moved subfolders are being deleted and completely resynchronized on the remote computer Deleted folders are also deleted on the remote side; all data inside the folder will be deleted in this case.

Category: Operation, Version 4.x, Version 5.x, Version 6.x

If a computer is not reachable over network or Internet, then the synchronization is carried out as soon as the computer is back in the network or online and SimpleSYN has established a connection with the SimpleSYN server.

All Outlook items that were changed or created up to that point are automatically recognized and synchronized by SimpleSYN.

Category: Operation, Version 4.x, Version 5.x, Version 6.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 automatically in the background.

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.