Saving an email draft in Hubspot CRM

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Hello,

I integrated Hubspot with Gmail and was looking for a way to save an email draft before sending it.

Sometimes it might take a while to compose the email (as it contains technical information that is gathered for a few days).

Therefore, we have a need to start an email and edit it several times for a few days before sending it. Therefore, a draft capability will be great to have (same as in Gmail).

Is there such an option in Hubspot?

Thank you.

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Community Thought Leader | Diamond Partner

Hi @tomer,

 

The 'Log in CRM' feature of the HubSpot Sales plugin for chrome or outlook adds those emails to your contact time line in HubSpot. 

 

Hope this helps.

Phil Vallender | Inbound marketing for B2B technology companies
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Community Thought Leader | Diamond Partner

Hi @tomer

 

The HubSpot CRM does not support the saving of draft email messages at the moment. I suppose the thinking is that salepeople should continue to use Gmail or Outlook for day to day email. 

 

The closest thing to saving drafts is creating template messages, a feature of HubSpot Sales Pro, but this is not the same of course. 


Hope this helps.

Phil Vallender | Inbound marketing for B2B technology companies
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Thank you for the information.

So actually I'm not sure I understand the use case of using emails from within HubSpot.

If the sales people should mainly still use their own client (gmail, outlook, etc.), when would they use Hubspot's email?

It seems odd to sometimes use one and sometimes the other, because then you'll have a mess - not all conversations will be logged in HubSpot unless you log them manually (which can be a pain and will never happen in real world).

Will be glad to hear your thoughts.

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One of the beneifts of sending emails through HubSpot was for users who were not using a supported email server to send their emails (aka not using Gmail or Outlook). I prefer to use my email client for day-to-day emailing and am pleased that the integration allows me to do that, but without that functionality sending in the HubSpot environment would allow for tracked emails and logging. 

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Occasional Contributor

Thanks for that. Is there a way to show the emails you're sending from Gmail inside the customer's activity log in HubSpot? If not, how are you tracking that activity then?

 

Thanks!

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Community Thought Leader | Diamond Partner

Hi @tomer,

 

The 'Log in CRM' feature of the HubSpot Sales plugin for chrome or outlook adds those emails to your contact time line in HubSpot. 

 

Hope this helps.

Phil Vallender | Inbound marketing for B2B technology companies
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Cool, I wasn't aware that such a plugin exists. Just installed it and it looks great! thank you Smiley Happy

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Glad I could help Smiley Happy

Phil Vallender | Inbound marketing for B2B technology companies
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But the "log" feature only triggers when you send the email. What If I want to compose a message in CRM (not in Gmail) and save it to complete & send it later? 

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Echoing @tomer - we are looking to minimize the amount of windows and steps that we are working in throughout the day. Drafts could be very helpful for the more complicated emails!

MW
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I totally agree!

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Hi, @Phil_Vallender! I echo @tomer's feeling about wanting to just work out of one window. I understand that there is a work-around, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a solution. I feel like I do not want to create a new post because I like the information and feedback on this one. Please advise. Thank you! Smiley Happy

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Here is an Ideas Forum Submission asking for this feature: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/Save-email-draft-in-CRM/idi-p/218243

Please comment with your use case and upvote to get the ball rolling on this feature. 

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In review of this topic, I came across this post. I would like to encourage your development team to review the topic of saving a draft email within HubSpot. I am a newer HubSpot user and I have already come across multiple scenarios where a "save draft" email option was extremely necessary. I have been told the best way to handle this currently is to create a note to save what I have had, or use a template. I don't believe this truly addresses the need for this functionality.

 

Thanks for reconsidering this functionality improvement!

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