Mimecast for Outlook: Enabling New Version Notifications

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This article describes how Administrators can enable notifications of a new version of Mimecast for Outlook being available to users.

 

With the notifications enabled, the user receives a message in their Inbox notifying them of the availability of the new release and a link to the Service Updates release guidance.

 

These notifications have the following benefits:

  • Useful for IT Administrators wishing to be notified of an update.
  • It is advisable to disable this functionality for all end users in managed software environments.
  • Notifications are generated by Mimecast for Outlook directly, and not by the Mimecast gateway.

 

Applies to...

  • End users of Mimecast for Outlook
  • Administrators of the Administration Console

 

Walkthrough

To enable new version notifications:

  1. Log in to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Administration toolbar button. A menu drop-down is displayed.
  3. Click on the Services | Applications menu item.
  4. Open the relevant Application Settings profile.
  5. Expand the Outlook accordion.
  6. Check the Enable New Version Available Notifications option.

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  7. Click Save and Exit.

 

User Experience

With new version notifications enabled, end users will experience both of the following:

  • When opening the About view, the application checks if updates are available. If there are, the dialog displays a download link.
  • When a new version is available, an inbox notification is created.
If new version notifications are disabled and a new version is available, users can still access the download link from the "About" view.
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