Version History

Version: 3.0.9

Release Date: 01/07/2020

Fixed the following problems:

  • Condition and Exception list selection can be inadvertently cleared in Signature Manager Outlook Edition and Signature Manager Exchange Edition.
  • Signatures are only created in the first deployment share when multiple deployment policies contain the same OU and are processed by a single Signature Manager Outlook Edition install.
  • Error building the policy processing pipeline when running multiple policy tests after cloning a policy.
  • Template edits are lost if a policy test is run before saving changes.
  • ExSync code signing certificate renewed.
  • The support for updating the Outlook Web Signatures, for Office 365 mailboxes, has been deprecated due to the removal of basic authentication via Exchange Web Services (EWS) in Office 365 and the enforcement of Multi-Factor Authentication for accounts in Office 365.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.8

Release Date: 18/04/2019

Fixed the following problems:

  • Memory spike when running Policy Tester.
  • When using List of Fields in a specific scenario the optional separator is incorrectly displayed.
  • An error dialog is shown when cancelling a selected "Other AD Field" in a conditional field.
  • Copy and Paste a List Of Fields containing a Field on Plain Text tab shows Field GUID
  • Support for distribution lists with over 1000 users
  • ExSync initialises MAPI even when not required
  • Connector Service is leaking memory due to missing "event" on event field declaration

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.7

Release Date: 19/02/2018

Fixed the following problems:

  • Specifying an Active Directory Container in an AD Attribute policy condition causes local directory errors.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.6

Release Date: 22/01/2018

Fixed the following problems:

  • The bubble notification to reopen Outlook appears each time ExSync.exe is run on a Windows 10 system with Outlook 2016 in specific scenarios.
  • Adding content before opening HTML tag causes inescapable errors.
  • Mail format policy settings do not apply to users configured to receive multiple signatures.

Added the following new features:

  • Maintenance release updating license information.
  • Support for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 and .NET security updates.
  • Ability to set a default OWA signature on replies or forwards (applies only to OWA in O365 and Exchange 2016).
  • Added event viewer log of ‘No users found’ entry when no users are selected in the server deployment policy.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.4

Release Date: 12/01/2016

Fixed the following problems:

  • Inline images referenced via UNC paths were not embedded in signatures.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.3

Release Date: 16/12/2015

Fixed the following problems:

  • ExSync.exe certificate had expired.
  • Event log entries were not logged when the configuration contained 43 or more policies.
  • Temporary files from the Remote deployment operation were not automatically deleted.
  • Remote deployment service had a memory leak.
  • Configuration file was locked in some situations preventing configuration changes from taking effect.
  • Signatures would not be generated until the Outlook connector service was restarted in certain scenarios.

Added the following new features:

  • Outlook 2016 support.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.2

Release Date: 22/09/2014

Fixed the following problems:

  • Excessive memory usage in the Exclaimer Outlook Settings service.
  • Group enumeration not correctly detecting members of a group when the group and members are in different domains.
  • Signatures not generated when a non-signature ZIP file was present in the deployment share.
  • In certain scenarios the Policy Tester would contain incorrect warnings that an OWA signature template contains local images when using internet images.
  • Local copy of images were incorrectly used when a template with internet images was imported.
  • When changing 'Deploy signature to' from 'Outlook' to 'OWA' the image options were not updated correctly.
  • Policy Tester was unable to determine membership of the Domain Users group.
  • Unicode characters were displaying as questions marks when pasted from Notepad.
  • An exception was thrown when importing a template that had a {Custom Image} containing a {Field}.
  • ExSync did not disregard backslashes used as encoding characters.
  • ExSync was not able to create a signature file when the user's display name contained speech marks.
  • All template files were saved when saving changes in the console.

Added the following new features:

  • Improved compatibility with Anti-virus applications.
  • Save operation now has a retry strategy to cope with locked files.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.1

Release Date: 06/05/2014

Fixed the following problems:

  • Image path not correctly set to the UNC of an image when using Remote Deployment.
  • If a {Conditional Field} is inside a {List of Fields} its values are lost when going back to the editor.
  • When pasting an image from a template from a previous version, the SRC path in Properties is incorrect.
  • {Rotating Banner Ad} "Filter" property is respected in Preview, but not in the Policy Tester or generated signatures.
  • Exception thrown when trying to edit a template that contains an invalid path to an image.
  • Images with read only attribute cause high CPU usage for the ‘Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition Configuration Service’.
  • Smart Table Text Properties not taking effect.
  • Exception thrown when attempting to set the Webpage field to a static URL in a contact block.
  • Exception thrown when saving a template that has "Other AD fields" in a "Conditional Field".
  • Installation fails when Windows Management Framework is not installed.
  • Composite fields not displayed correctly in Design view after upgrading from version 2.0.
  • Exception thrown when opening an upgraded template that was originally created in Auto Responder version 1.0 where the template contains Sender or Recipient AD fields.
  • Characters with umlauts or accents are not displayed correctly in Custom Hyperlink in Rich Text.
  • Unable to close error dialog when previewing plain text templates when a file referenced in the template cannot be found.
  • You cannot drag and drop template fields onto an HTML template from the fields menu on the left of the template editor.
  • Field formatting is not applied for fields in the “Text to display” field of a custom hyperlink in an RTF template.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 3.0.0

Release Date: 05/02/2014

Fixed the following problems:

  • When deploying an additional user’s signature, the wrong mail format policy would be applied.
  • When using the LDAP Query editor in Conditions/Exceptions on the Advanced tab the entire LDAP query was not exposed.
  • Table components always had their merge cells option disabled.
  • Configuration backup fails in certain scenarios.
  • Importing and Exporting configuration files did not clear them from the temp folder.
  • The folder selected for image and file location when importing multiple templates was not being retained.
  • Members of a group were not always correctly identified in a root/child domain environment.

Added the following new features:

  • In-place upgrades. No need to uninstall the previous version.
  • Copy and import template data from other Exclaimer products.
  • New Policy type for Signature Deployment to enable separate servers to generate signatures for individual OUs.
  • Ability to remotely deploy the configuration to multiple servers from a single server.
  • Ability to stop processing policies if a policy exception is encountered.
  • New “Conditional Field” component.
  • New “List of fields” component.
  • New “Social media strip” component.
  • New “QR Code” component.
  • New “Personal Block” component.
  • New “Address Block” component.
  • New “Other User’s AD field” component.
  • Nested {fields} can inherit the properties of their parent.
  • General performance and scalability improvements.
  • Change - Email notifications removed. Notifications are now recorded in the Windows event log.
  • Change - Image button in the template editor now uses {Custom Image} field.
  • Change - Hyperlink button in the template editor now uses {Custom Hyperlink} field.

Exclaimer Signature Manager Outlook Edition - Release Notes

Version: 2.0.60619.3

Release Date: 26/06/2013

Fixed the following problems:

  • Exclaimer Outlook Settings Update Client (Exsync.exe) not digitally signed.
  • Improved compatibility with Office 365 OWA signature updates.

Exclaimer Signature Manager - Release Notes

Version: 2.0.60418.1

Release Date: 23/04/2013

Added the following new features:

  • Now compatible with Outlook 2013, Exchange 2013, Office 365, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • OWA signatures are now updated via Exchange Web Services (EWS) for Exchange 2010, 2013 and for mailboxes on Office 365.
  • Settings tab layout change - now more intuitive.

Exclaimer Signature Manager - Release Notes

Version: 2.0.50105.1

Release Date: 09/01/2012

Fixed the following problems:

  • Decreased the frequency that Exsync checks for new versions of itself.
  • Improved Signature file generation speed.
  • Fixed Pipeline error when using an OU-based condition where the OU name contains certain non-alphanumeric characters.

Exclaimer Signature Manager - Release Notes

Version: 2.0.40927.1

Release Date: 19/10/2011

Fixed the following problems:

  • Signatures were not created if an Organizational Unit name contained a parenthesis.
  • Signatures were not deployed if the Organizational Unit name contained a comma.
  • Unable to select child containers due to a re-occurring parent container.

Exclaimer Signature Manager - Release Notes

Version: 2.0.40531.1

Release Date: 08/06/2011

Fixed the following problems:

  • Altered the automatically configured permissions for the deployment share folder.
  • "OWA update from server" option now impersonates specified credentials to avoid reconfiguring deployment share permissions for non-admin users.

Version: 2.0.30907.0

Release Date: 08/10/2010

Fixed the following problems:

  • Users with a comma in their Common-Name will not have their settings updated.

Version: 2.0.30824.2

Release Date: 24/08/2010

Fixed the following problems:

  • Socket exception error when running more than one copy of the Signature Manager console.
  • Forward slash in OU name causes members of the OU to receive an error in the application log.
  • RTF Field suffix and prefix formatting issues addressed.
  • Using the Organizational Unit value in the Active Directory Attribute editor does not return any rows.
  • File not found exception when an image is located in a folder that contains an ampersand in the folder name.
  • Background image in a table does not display in Outlook 2003 (with Word as the editor).
  • "Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to read Rich Text e-mail messages" is selected in Outlook 2003 when option has not been selected in policy.
  • Image extensions could cause anti-spam false positives.
  • Templates are not cloned when cloning a policy.
  • Signatures not deployed to user if their AD account name contains a forward slash.

Added the following new features:

  • Removal of web service – Version 2 of Signature Manager has the signature generation and deployment decoupled. Signature generation is done on save of the configuration at the console as opposed to on demand from the client’s ExSync. The signature is then deployed via file read-write operation. Therefore the deployment process is much quicker compared to the web service in version 1. This provides for greater scalability and a greater number of simultaneous requests.
  • Template Library – The Gallery feature has been superseded by the Template Library. The Template Library allows greater control for organising, managing and previewing templates.
  • Add campaigns to this signature – Allows greater control over when campaigns will be applied to signature policies. For example, you can now have a signature that contains a campaign for new messages and a different signature that does not contain a campaign for replies and forwards.
  • Add disclaimers to this signature - Allows greater control over when disclaimers will be applied to signature policies. For example, you can now have a signature that contains a disclaimer for new messages and a different signature that does not contain a disclaimer for replies and forwards.
  • Cloning a policy now clones the template
  • Advanced scheduling in policy date range – Allows greater control over when policies will be applied.
  • Automatic Configuration backup – This allows you to retrieve a previous copy of your configuration if any issues occur.
  • Policy Tester – Provides a visual output of the order of policies applied
  • Campaign and Disclaimer deployment options – Allows you select if campaigns and disclaimers will be deployed to Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Web Access or both.
  • Signature Manager now provides the logic to prevent applying Campaigns to OWA signatures.
  • Support for Outlook 2010 x86 and x64

Version: 1.0.20724.0

Release Date: 07/08/2009

Fixed the following problems:

  • Invalid wizard page size error on licensing wizard when DPI option is set to Large.

Version: 1.0.20324.01

Release Date: 24/03/2009

Fixed the following problems:

  • Fixed error in deployment status that showed both OWA and non-OWA signatures deployed to all users, even those without OWA configured.
  • Non-mail enabled users are now visible to Exclaimer Signature Manager Administrators in the console.
  • The Delete option in the context (right-click) menu in HTML Editor now works.
  • Fixed issue relating to ExSync updates where a valid request is disregarded as a timeout because the client and server time is set to two differing time zones.
  • Remove Stationery feature now works in localized versions of Microsoft Office.
  • Embedded images now have height and width attributes set automatically in the HTML source.
  • When installing on a computer where IIS has been removed Exclaimer Signature Manager will take the appropriate steps to ensure the correct installation procedure is followed.
  • ExSync now works locally on an Exclaimer Signature Manager Server installed on a Windows Vista computer without IIS installed.
  • The OutlookSettings Web Service now works when installed on a Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SharePoint.

Version: 1.0

Release Date: 10/02/2009



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