Sage Act! 2008 not linking with History when emailing from Outlook 2007

Posted on 2012-09-20
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Last Modified: 2013-04-03
We have a customer using Sage Act! 2008 linking with Outlook 2007 for emails.
When they send an email from Outlook 2007, the subject goes into the "regarding and details" column in history, but if there is an attachment there is nothing under the paperclip column.
I have checked all the Act support and can not find an answer.
I have a vague recollection of creating a rule in Outlook?
Many thanks in advance.
Question by:ics45

Accepted Solution

50cal earned 668 total points
ID: 38416972
In order for ACT! to attach the email with attachments you'll either need to change the preferences of the user so that it defaults to attaching the whole email rather than just the subject line or change the setting on an email by email basis.

Email by Email
In the New email window you should have an ACT! history option within the tool bar/ribbon (This may be listed under the Addins tab).
Drop down the History recording options and select the option to attach Subject, Message and All attachments.

There is a KB by Sage.

Default Preference
Select Tools > Preferences
Select the Email tab and click email system set-up
Follow through the wizard till the Email Record options page
Set the default history Type to Subject, Message and All attachments
Follow through and finish the wizard

There is a KB by Sage.

Author Comment

ID: 38417859
Hi 50cal,

Very many thanks for the reply, unfortuantly both the KB's are for later versions of Act!

We have version 2008.

Any other ideas?

Thanks very much,


Assisted Solution

Willdotb earned 668 total points
ID: 38420983
Hi ics45

If I remember correctly, the ACT! preferences for your version can be found in Outlook.

If you open up Outlook go to Options. There should be an ACT! Tab. From this tab select history options.

Once you have successfully navigated to the ACT history options tab, verify the location of the database and choose the history format of 'Entire e-mail as attachment (Includes images and other attachments)' -> Select Ok and restart Outlook.

This should achieve what you are after.

Let us know how you get on
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Author Comment

ID: 38422129
Act History TabHi Willdotb,

I have found the Act tab in Outlook as above and it was already setup as you specified.

But when you send the email from Outlook, it still doesn't show in the paperclip column in History in Act! - See attachment.

Any other ideas?

Many thanks,

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Assisted Solution

by:Mike Lazarus
Mike Lazarus earned 664 total points
ID: 38442140
With 2008, you had to use Attach to Contacts as per:

Author Comment

ID: 38449960

GL Computing,

Many thanks for the reply.

That looks excellent, as soon as I get to remote onto our customer I shall give you the points!!


Author Comment

ID: 38450037
Hi GL Computing,

I have tried the KB and the composing options is greyed out (See jpg).

Would you know why?

Many thanks in advance,


Author Comment

ID: 39044134
Ended up I had to reload the PC, then it all worked first time - very weird!!

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