Sugar’s latest Outlook Plugin release includes a new setting to automatically archive both incoming and outgoing emails. Finally! To utilize this setting, you must have the latest version of Sugar’s Outlook Plug-in: version 2.6.0.
You can turn this feature on under Add-ins > SugarCRM Plug-in Settings under the new Mail tab.
Make sure you also go under the "Advanced" tab and check the box for "Use Category" or Sugar will continually attempt to record the email, even if it already exists!
Any time you send or receive an email where the email address matches a lead or contact record in Sugar, the email will automatically archive to Sugar and be linked to all the matching leads/contacts.
Tip: If you also have the Attachments setting set to Prompt the way I do, you will get a pop-up every time you send or receive an email with an attachment. I’d recommend not using the attachment prompt setting in conjunction with the “automatically archive” setting.