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MAPI - Replying to a message makes it disappear
Problem reported by Stefano - 1/27/2021 at 1:56 AM
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Hi guys,

sometimes when I reply to a message, it disappears from my inbox folder in Outlook, but it remains present in my webmail.
The only way to make it back is deleting my OST / account / profile, making it resync from zero.
Is there anyone else experiencing this same bug?
I'm running on the latest build - 7692
Thanks.

Stefano

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Mike Mulhern Replied
Hi Stefano---
We have experienced the same problem.  Are you using MAPI?  I have had this occur with users via MAPI to Outlook 2016/2019.  

I have a ticket in since before Christmas and have gone back and forth with SM a few times.  In my opinion this needs to be fixed ASAP as disappearing messages makes user's questions the integrity of the email data.

Currently I am using a hotfix build (7688) and the suggestion was to resync the accounts losing emails from zero.  Unfortunately the hotfix appears to prevent re-connecting accounts through MAPI so I am waiting on information about that issue.
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Stefano Replied
I've resynced my account, but before doing it, I've deleted everything releated to MAPI from my webmail (under SETTINGS -> CONNECTIVITY)
I will see if I'll have this bug again ;)
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Jerry Bucci Replied
I have experienced the same issue in Outlook 2019. Here's a simpler solution to make the email reappear in Outlook until the issue is fixed.

Using Webmail move the email to another folder and back again. The email should show again in Outlook.
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Mike Mulhern Replied
While it's nice to have a work-around this is a poor substitute to actually solving the problem.  If the service is advertised to work with MAPI it needs to work with MAPI.  

I completely understand that there will be bugs but once Smartermail has all of the error information the bug needs to be addressed and fixed in a reasonable amount of time.  Especially when data is just 'disappears' from the user's perspective.
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Andrea Rogers Replied
Employee Post
Hi everyone,

I wanted to let you know that the development team believes they have found a resolution to the disappearing emails in Outlook MAPI. This fix will be included in the next release of SmarterMail which is tentatively scheduled for March 15th. 

Thank you, 

Andrea Rogers
SmarterTools Inc.
877-357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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echoDreamz Replied
Glad to see a release at the beginning of the week :)
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Robert Mathias Replied
We have just seen a couple of users with the same problem that I was just about to report, pleased to see the team is on top of this.Thank you.
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Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS Replied
News on this?

Andrea wrote:
This fix will be included in the next release of SmarterMail which is tentatively scheduled for March 15th 

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Larry Duran Replied
Employee Post
It will still be in the next release, which is now looking to be at the end of this week.
Larry Duran
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS Replied
ok
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Matthew Titley Replied
This might be slightly off topic but just today I had a customer mention this exact problem but they're on IMAP. Server is on build 7719. Customer on Outlook 2016 volume license. Can ST chime in if this issue is known to be limited to MAPI only?
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Larry Duran Replied
Employee Post
This particular MAPI issue would only affect MAPI clients.  If you are having a similar issue with IMAP I would suggest starting a ticket for us to look into further.
Larry Duran
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Nico Replied
Can you confirm if this was fixed in 7751?

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Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS Replied
Can you confirm if this was fixed in 7751-7753? 

I can't find it in the changelog...
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Employee Replied
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@Nico / @Gabriele, the fix was in the 7751 build, but we delayed adding the release notes until we had final confirmation from a couple of tickets/customers. This was recently confirmed and added the to the 7751 Build release notes.

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Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS Replied
Good to know!
THX
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Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS Replied
P.S.: Please, don't do this with the changelog!!!!

IT's really better if we can see what is updated... Maybe you can advise an update like here (so we can notice it...):

  • UPDATE 29 March 2021 - Fixed: Replying/forwarding a message with Outlook (MAPI) causes the original message to disappear.
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Ionel Aurelian Rau Replied
I don`t get it - is there a new build from 29th of March 2021? Because the last build I can find is Build 7753 (Mar 24, 2021).
If this was indeed a problem and was fixed, we`d very much like that build as well, thank you.
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Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS Replied
Ionel, they said that it was fixed in 7751, but they waited to declare the fix until the customers with an open ticket confirm it
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Gabriele Maoret - SERSIS Replied
so it is fixed in 7751 and upper releases
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Ionel Aurelian Rau Replied
OK, sorry, totally misread this.. Then I`m glad it was already solved and we have the build installed.
Thank you!

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