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



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.


  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.