Features and limitations

The following tables call out notable features and feature limitations in the current release of IBM® mail support for Microsoft™ Outlook. IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook add-in includes functionality beyond what Microsoft Outlook offers natively.

Note: For additional limitations, see the topic Known limitations and restrictions in the user documentation.
Table 1. General features
Capabilities Limitations in current release
  • Mail, Calendar and Contacts support
  • Support for native Microsoft Outlook features including search, filtering, mail merge, and local data archiving and access.
  • View your mail quota.
  • Out of Office management
  • Notes® application management using IBM Client Application Access.
  • Report a problem button that collects and sends diagnostic information.
  • Force resyncing of data from server to help in troubleshooting.
  • To Do items (Domino® Tasks) are not supported.
  • Journal, Note, and custom forms are not supported.
  • Access to modify Notes and Domino preferences is not supported.
  • Delegation is supported if the delegate uses another client, such as IBM iNotes® or IBM Notes, to access or manage the owner's mail file.
  • Using native Microsoft Outlook X.509 encryption capabilities is not supported.
Table 2. Mail features
Capabilities Limitations in current release
  • Create, edit, send, receive, and move folders, messages, and conversations
  • As part of first time setup, when mail is synced, type-ahead recent contacts are also pre-populated, based on mail file content
  • Encrypt and digitally sign messages when connected to a server
  • Search, filter and categorize mail
  • Auto-truncation of older messages (configured by administrator). The full messages are downloaded when opened while client is online.
  • Reading encrypted mail while offline is not supported.
Table 3. Calendar features
Capabilities Limitations in current release
  • Create, update, cancel, accept, counter, and decline meetings, events, and invitations
  • Find and reserve available rooms
  • View availability of invitees, rooms, and resources
  • After accepting meeting invitations, see rich text content such as fonts and tables in the calendar entries. (Meeting organizers must use another client such as IBM Notes to send invitations with rich text content.)
  • Cannot create or view attachments or embedded images in calendar entries.
  • Attachments in existing calendar entries are replaced with HTTP URLs that require a connection to your mail server to open.
  • Forwarded meetings and invitations do not function the same as when Microsoft Outlook is connected natively to Microsoft Exchange; information will be forwarded as email vs. a calendar entry.
  • Synchronization of meeting drafts is not supported.
  • Calendar entries cannot be encrypted or decrypted from Outlook.
Table 4. Contacts features
Capabilities Limitations in current release
  • Create, update, and delete contacts
  • Contact attachments are not supported.
  • Group contacts do not sync.