Smarter Mail 16 - Active Sync - Contact Groups issue.
Problem reported by Bryant Zimmerman - June 18 at 11:20 AM
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We are seeing issues when using groups in contacts with active sync. The users creates a group on their cell phone and adds contacts to the group. The phone syncs, but the group does not show up in the web client. If you manually add the same group through the web client the contacts that were assigned on the mobile device then show up in that group.

It appears that group sync is not occurring completely. We have also seen where a group was created on the web client, but not pushed back down to the mobile device. 

Is there any way to address this quickly?  

Please note: we are on the latest version of Smarter Mail 16
This issue is confirmed occurring form a Windows Phone, and 20 different android phones. We have not been able to confirmed that it occurs from apple device as we do not have any in house for testing. 

Anyone with any ideas on how to resolve this please let me know. 

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Kyle Kerst Replied
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Hi Bryant, I would like to test this here but need you to provide me some additional details. When you add the group on mobile (I only have Android available at the moment) are you adding the group via the built-in Google Contacts application? Please also confirm your full SmarterMail build number when you get a moment. Thanks in advance!
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Bryant Zimmerman Replied
We are using the built in contacts app. We have tried the galaxy S6,s8,s9, LG 5
We add the group in the contacts app and assign a contact. We go to the webmail client and the group does not show up in the list of groups or in the list of groups on the contacts we had added. 
I then manually add the same group using the same spelling and case using the webmail client and then look again at the contact using webmail client. The group shows as the contacts are in that group. I can then add other contacts using the webmail client.  

Also when I change and update groups using the webmail client groups don't always resync to the device. If I break the sync by removing the account from the mobile device and then re add  the account it pulls down the full list of groups. 

InfoSmarterMail Enterprise Version - 16.3.6989
InfoHosting Process: w3wp
InfoPipeline Mode: Integrated
PassedMicrosoft.Net Framework Version: 4.0.30319.42000
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Kyle Kerst Replied
Employee Post
Thanks Bryant, can I have you submit a ticket on this one? I believe the behavior you're seeing might be specific to version 16. When testing under our latest release I'm seeing different behaviors, so I think maybe we need to test this in more detail. 
Kyle Kerst
Technical Support Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com

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