Frequently asked questions
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Which browsers are supported?
SLIM Companion Email Manager supports the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, FireFox, Opera and Safari.
Which SharePoint / Teams versions are supported?
The tool supports SharePoint Online (Office 365), SharePoint 2019 and Microsoft Teams.
Can I attach SharePoint / Teams documents to emails?
Yes, simply select one or more documents and choose the option “Mail Item(s)”. This will generate a new email with the selected document(s) attached.
Can I open attachments in the email preview?
Yes, the email preview shows the attachment(s) and the attachments can be directly opened in the browser.
Email Manager supports Office files (e.g., docx, xlsx, pptx, …), pdf, jpg, png, msg, zip, …
Does the tool automatically extract email metadata?
This is an optional feature. Email metadata such as To, From, Subject, … can be automatically extracted from emails during uploading and captured into SharePoint columns.
Can I directly upload emails from Outlook to SharePoint / Teams?
Chrome, Edge and Opera support direct drag and drop of email(s) from Outlook to SharePoint Online / Teams. You can upload multiple emails in a single request.
FireFox requires an intermediate step by saving the email first on the desktop or local disk.
For SharePoint 2019 the App offers an “Upload email(s)” feature to allow users to upload email(s) from Outlook to SharePoint 2019 without intermediate step.
Safari supports direct drag and drop of email(s) from Outlook to SharePoint / Teams. You can upload multiple emails in a single request.
Chrome, Edge, FireFox and Opera requires users to drag email(s) from Outlook via the local computer to SharePoint / Teams.
Can I drag email from Outlook to SharePoint?
Yes, the tool supports dragging emails (and/or attachments) from Outlook to SharePoint on Chrome and Edge. There is no intermediate copy step necessary. Email metadata is automatically extracted and captured into SharePoint columns. It is also possible to set custom metadata.
Can I migrate large document volumes?
Yes, the tool supports migration of data sets of 10’s of GB’s.
Can I migrate permissions?
No, SLIM Companion Explorer does not migrate permissions.
Does the tool support custom metadata?
Yes, the tool supports custom metadata and Content Types. Extract properties stored in files (e.g. keywords in PDF file, GPS coordinates in jpg files, tags in Office files, …) or metadata about files (e.g. path, name, modification date, …) and capture them into SharePoint columns.
Which SharePoint / OneDrive for Business versions are supported?
The following versions are supported:
– SharePoint 2013
– SharePoint 2016
– SharePoint 2019
– SharePoint Online
– OneDrive for Business
Which browsers are supported?
SLIM Companion Explorer is supported with the latest versions of Chrome, FireFox, Edge, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer 11. Uploading complete folder structures is not supported with Internet Explorer 11.