How do I set up Act! Essentials Contact Link for Microsoft Outlook?

In order to use this feature, you must have an email address that is set up through an Exchange server, or an email account.

Follow the steps below depending on how you use Outlook:
Part 1: Installing the App
When logged into Exchange from an installed version of Outlook 2013 or 2016

  1. In Outlook, click File > Manage Add-ins
  2. If prompted, login to your Exchange account, otherwise proceed to step 3
  3. At the top of the page, click the hyperlink that reads “Find more apps for Outlook at the Office Store…”
  4. In the search box, type Act! Essentials Contact Link, then press Enter to search
  5. In the search results, choose Act! Essentials Contact Link
  6. Click Add
  7. When prompted to confirm, read the permissions, then click Yes to accept and proceed with the installation of the app

When Logged into Exchange in the Outlook Web App (OWA)

  1. In the top right, next to your name, click the cogwheel and select Manage apps

    Note: If you do not have the Manage apps click Options > General > Manage add-ins

  2. Under installed apps, click the plus symbol and choose Add from the Office Store
  3. Follow steps 4 – 7 in the section above

When logged into an account

  1. From your Inbox, click the cogwheel in the top-right corner of the screen, then select Manage integrations
  2. Type Act! Essentials Contact Link into the search box, then press Enter
  3. Click Act! Essentials Contact Link
  4. Above the Description, look for a switch that reads “Off”, then click the switch to turn it on

Part 2: Connecting the App to your Act! Essentials database

  1. Open any message in Outlook
  2. Below the Message header information, click Act! Essentials Contact Link
  3. Enter your Act! Essentials log-on credentials
  4. Click Submit
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