18.3. Known Limitations

The following features supported by Microsoft Outlook cannot be used in conjunction with the Intra2net Groupware Client:

  • The Intra2net Groupware Client cannot be used with a Microsoft Exchange data file on the same profile. However, it is possible to work together in different Outlook profiles on the same PC without any problems.

  • Limitations on handling invitations when using the account on multiple devices or with shares.

    Incoming invitation emails, appointments created from them and self-created appointments with invitations should only be accepted or edited with the Groupware Client and only on one device. Otherwise the appointment may be duplicated, incorrect messages to the organizer or incorrect display of the invitation status may occur.

  • Changed attendees of a recurring element in a recurring appointment

  • Journal feature

  • Linking groupware items with each other (e.g. between a contact and an appointment)

  • Attaching files to groupware objects (not to emails). Files attached to groupware objects are not written to the server and are therefore not visible to other users or devices. If the object is modified by another device or user, the attachment is removed. They are also not included in the backup.

  • Task assignments received by email cannot be processed

  • Email tags for tracking and tracing with dates are not written to the server and are therefore not visible to other users or devices. It is also not included in the backup. Therefore, use the method described in Section 24.4, „Email Reminders and Tracking“ instead of the tag for tracking.

  • If an email is both answered and forwarded, only one of the two is displayed as a status in Outlook.

  • It is not possible to rename shared folders of other users. Only the owner can rename folders.

  • No automatic execution of client-side sort rules in Outlook. Instead, use server-side sort rules as described in Section 23.5, „Editing Server-Side Settings“.

  • Outlook's "undo" function is not supported

  • Automatic response to read receipts requested by the sender of an email (Message Disposition Notification (MDN)). See Section 24.5, „Read receipts“.

  • The maximum size of the data file is 50 GB (for Outlook 2007: 20 GB). The data file contains all linked folders, regardless of whether they are own or shared folders of other users. Using the option Only headers (see Section 24.1, „Retrieve Emails Completely or Only Headers“) you can save space in the data file.

  • In the quick search function of Outlook (but not in the advanced search), while the search is running, search hits appear in random order first. Once the search is complete, it can be sorted. In addition, deleted items cannot be excluded from the quick search.

Please also note the following Section 29.1, „Synchronizable data“.