Outlook Plugin for Secure Mail

Learn more about Secure Mail by visiting https://www.goanywhere.com/managed-file-transfer/collaboration/secure-mail.

March 3, 2023

Version 3.3.0

March 14, 2023

  • Added the ability for users to use GoAnywhere Mail Templates from Outlook plugin.

  • Added multilingual support in the Outlook plugin. The plugin currently supports English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian and Portuguese.

March 31, 2021

Version 3.2.0

March 14, 2023

  • Stabilized the handling of ZIP attachments when using the Outlook Plugin.

  • Fixed an issue that occurs when opening the Settings window while in the process of sending multiple packages with large attachments.

  • Fixed an issue with attachment path validation.

  • Fixed an attachment renaming issue when attaching multiple files with the same name.

  • Updated logo and icons designs.

February 24, 2021

Version 3.1.0
  • Improved UX/UI with more usable windows and controls.

  • Improved error handling during file sending:

    • When user doesn't have Secure Mail feature enabled from the server

    • When attaching files from File Explorer

    • When trying to send Secure Mail when not logged in

    • When not closing an error popup

  • Improved non-OAuth server validation when logging in.

  • Added autologin functionality for case when user tries to send Secure Mail without settings configured (with non-OAuth server).

  • Added a feature of notifying user when:

    • The Request Files window is open and the user logs out

    • There is a large attachment uploading in process and the user logs out

  • Added a feature of showing Show Progress window in case of attaching file from File Explorer.

  • Added a feature of retrying sending Secure Mail in case of network issues.

  • Fixed the issue with uninstallation on native non English Windows devices.

  • Fixed an issue with reauthentication for slow servers.

  • Fixed the issue related to sending Secure Mail to a mail group.

  • Implemented a workaround for Microsoft "Member not found" bug when attaching specific extension/size/number combination.

  • Fixed the issue related to Outlook regular send button(while Ask Before Sending is set to true).

August 12, 2020

Version 3.0.2
  • Added the option to send the HTML version of a message to maintain formatting.

  • Added support for SMS Country Code masks that contain a question mark to allow for variable length phone numbers.

  • Improved the usability of the input field for SMS phone numbers.

  • Improved the validation of the URL when registering with the server.

  • Improved the user experience when closing dialogs from the Taskbar.

  • Improved the documentation to better explain slow startup issues and how to prevent the GoAnywhere Outlook Plugin from being automatically disabled.

  • Updated the prerequisite requirement of the .NET Framework to version 4.6.1 or later.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Attach File button from working in Outlook 2013.

June 24, 2020

Version 3.0.1
  • Added the Secure Mail section to the Message ribbon when composing an in-line message in Outlook.
  • Added the option to Send Secure Mail or Request Files from the Outlook New Items menu.
  • Updated the user interface with new message dialogs and multiple improvements to the user experience.
  • Improved start up speed of the plugin by offloading the initialization work to a background thread.
  • Improved the accuracy of the Show Progress window.
  • Improved the logging to help identify future issues.
  • Improved the handling of errors that occur when the Web User is disabled.
  • Improved when the user is notified that they've reached their limit on the number of attachments allowed on the package.
  • Fixed an issue when running on non-English versions of Windows.
  • Fixed issues that could happen when resending a failed message from the Secure Mail Outbox.

May 20, 2020

Version 3.0.0
  • Overhauled the user interface to be more modern and to match the overall GoAnywhere design.

  • New authentication scheme that is safer and prevents Web Users from being accidentally disabled.

    • Existing users will be migrated to the new authentication scheme when first connecting to a server that supports it.

    • This allows for the support of single sign-on and multi-factor authentication when registering the plugin.

    • The plugin will prompt the user to reauthenticate their Web User when determined by administrator settings on the server.

  • Added the ability to use SMS Text Messages to notify Secure Mail package recipients of the password.

  • Improved the use of Outlook's CC and BCC address fields to add CC and BCC recipients to the Secure Mail package.

  • Improved the tracking of uploading attachments for the Show Progress window when the attachment limit had been reached.

  • Improved the signing process for the plugin to use a stronger algorithm and add timestamp information.

December 17, 2018

Version 2.4.1
  • Removed the installer dependency on the .NET 3.5 framework.
  • Fixed a minor spacing issue on the Request Files dialog.

November 29, 2018

Version 2.4.0
  • Added the ability to request files from recipients. This new option will send a unique link to recipients requiring files to be uploaded and returned to the requester.
  • Removed duplicate files inside the installer that could cause mismatched hash values when validating the install.
  • Improved the transition of UI windows and error dialogs during the login process.
  • Improved how often a warning message will appear when starting Outlook after an interrupted attempt to send Secure Mail.
  • Improved the uninstaller so the plugin is completely removed after uninstall.

March 22, 2018

Version 2.3.0
  • Added a new feature to prompt the user for Secure Mail settings before sending a message.
  • Fixed the signature on the plugin so the Publisher can be verified correctly.
  • Improved error handling when the number of attachments exceeds the limit defined by the server.
  • Enhanced the installer to better handle a custom install directory and updating of the user.config file.
  • Fixed some minor UI issues.

December 8, 2017

Version 2.2.0
  • Added the ability to select multiple files and folders and then attach them as a single Zip file on the Secure Mail message.

October, 13, 2017

Version 2.1.0
  • Rebranded the Outlook Plugin as a HelpSystems product.

November 17, 2016

Version 2.0.0
  • Added the ability to use Windows Authentication for Single Sign-On which eliminates the need for password updates in the GoAnywhere Outlook Plugin when a user's network password changes.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Allow Reply" setting was not properly saved in all cases.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a COM exception could occur when sending Secure Mail messages from certain versions of Outlook and Windows.

July 12, 2016

Version 1.2.6
  • Fixed an issue with file attachments in Outlook that occurs when the recipient is using an email client on MAC OS X.

June 30, 2016

Version 1.2.5
  • Fixed an issue with attaching files that was caused by a path resolution failure in certain environments.

April 14, 2016

Version 1.2.4
  • Added the ability to attach content from external sources such as 'Send To' from Windows Explorer. This feature works for attachments that do not exceed Outlook's size limit.

January 21, 2016

Version 1.2.3
  • Added support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2 when connecting to your GoAnywhere server from the GoAnywhere Outlook Plugin.
  • Fixed a certificate issue where certain deployments of the plugin may display an unknown publisher when running the plugin for the first time.

December 18, 2014

Version 1.2.1
  • Fixed an issue where clicking "Send" on a message could potentially prompt to send via SecureMail for every draft currently open in Outlook.
  • Fixed references to allow deployment of the plugin folder to other locations for certain enterprise applications.

January 21, 2014

Version 1.2.0
  • Added the ability to pass the connection URL and User ID as parameters to the silent installer.
  • Added support to send Secure Mail using the new Certified Delivery protection level that was introduced in GoAnywhere Services version 3.4.0.
  • Users can now allow recipients to reply to Secure Mail messages.
  • Added a prompt to display the package password to the sender when the password is automatically generated and not sent to the recipient in email.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking send with multiple compose windows open could send the wrong email.
  • Improved session handling when the user is denied access to Secure Mail.
  • Removed the 'Send me a copy' option.

June 10, 2013

Version 1.1.1
  • Enhanced the way parameters are sent to the server by URL encoding the values.

December 17, 2012

Version 1.1.0
  • Added support for the new Outlook policy settings that were added in GoAnywhere Services 3.1.0. The settings on the Attachments tab in the Outlook plugin are now defaulted and/or enforced by Secure Mail administrators.
  • Enhanced the validation and storing of user settings by trimming the User ID and URL.

November 1, 2012

Version 1.0.1
  • Removed schema validation on XML configurations that was causing requests to be made to the internet which was not needed.

July 11, 2012

Version 1.0.0

Created a plugin for Microsoft Outlook 2010 to send Secure Mail. The plugin can be used with GoAnywhere Services 2.8.0 and higher. The following features are available in the plugin:

  • Configuration options are restricted to the Secure Mail Settings defined in GoAnywhere Services.
  • File attachments that normally exceed the allowed attachment size can be sent from Outlook.
  • Messages can be sent using Secure Mail when the regular Send button in Outlook is clicked (based on configuration rules).
  • The progress of uploads can be monitored.
  • Provides a graceful shutdown of Outlook when messages are still being uploaded.
  • A Secure Mail Outbox folder is created which stores all messages that are currently being uploaded to GoAnywhere Services.
  • After messages are submitted to GoAnywhere Services, a receipt is returned and stored in the Outlook Sent Items folder.
  • All activity from the Outlook plugin is logged in the GoAnywhere Services HTTPS audit logs.


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