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Bowser914
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How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

Hi,

I am trying to figure out how to send an email to an existing case.

 

In my previous CRM experience this was done using a Reference Number in the subject line but I am trying to figure out how HubSpot does it.

 

I am aware you can log an email but this is not a good solution, specially from an Audit perspective.

 

Thank you in advance,

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mgavenda
Participant

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

@Jnix284unfortunately, not at all

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Jnix284
Key Advisor | Partner
Key Advisor | Partner

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

@mgavenda just to be sure, when you log in to HubSpot, you are using the ID as shown here in the URL:

portal-id.png

 

Could you also do a test?
Send an email to a test contact using IDnumber@bcc.hubspot.com in the BCC field and let me know if that goes through?

mgavenda
Participant

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

@Jnix284yes I was using the ID as shown in the URL.
On the other hand, ID@bcc.hubspot.com works, I was able to find the messages under in the contact record now, thank you!

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Jnix284
Key Advisor | Partner
Key Advisor | Partner

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

@mgavenda 

I'm glad you got an email to go through - both should work if the contact is in hubspot, BCC for when you are replying outside of HubSpot and FORWARD if you receive a message you want to log. I'm curious why one works and the other not. I use both every day and it's one of my favorite hacks. 🙂

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danmoyle
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Recognized Expert | Elite Partner

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

Hi @Bowser914. In HubSpot Service Hub, you can open the ticket and hit the email button, which emails the folks associated to the ticket (an existing case). You can also use the HubSpot Conversations Inbox to manage these in a central area. Both cases will attach the email to the ticket and the contact both. Hope that helps! 

 


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Dan Moyle

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Bowser914
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How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

Hi Dan,

 

Thank you for the reply,

 

What I am trying to achieve is sending an email which might support an existing case from my mail client, outlook in this case, or any of my colleagues inbox.

 

The email is external to HubSpot.

 

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danmoyle
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How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

I see. I don't know that HubSpot has the exact functionality your other system had. When emailing from your Outlook, you're not emailing from a support email, but your own. And I don't believe that's how HubSpot Service Hub functions. Here are a couple of reources I found. Maybe another Community member has a better answer? 

 


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Dan Moyle

HubSpot Advisor

Learning Ops | Impulse Creative

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dan@impulsecreative.com
https://impulsecreative.com/
Bowser914
Participant

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

Thanks, it seems HubSpot does not have that functionality.

 

Currently if I send an email to HubSpot it creates a new case, the only way it routes the email is if it is responding to an email sent from the case.

 

Maybe that could be a workaround but unsure, will try contacting our account manager.

 

Thank you for your suggestions though

Jnix284
Key Advisor | Partner
Key Advisor | Partner

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

@Bowser914 here are the steps I take when I get an email outside of HubSpot that I want to associate with a ticket

  1. From the email provider, I forward to portalid#@forward.hubspot.com you'll change "portalid#" to your portal ID number
    1. if the email is already in HubSpot, skip this step
  2. Once the email is logged in HubSpot in the contact record, I click the email to edit the associations
  3. Click Tickets, and search for the ticket name

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I didn't have a chance to read the articles @danmoyle shared, so hopefully this isn't a repeat 🙂

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

mgavenda
Participant

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

Hi @Jnix284,

Thank you for your suggestion, we have been trying it out, but it does not seem to be working for us. I've forwarded 3 emails to ourportalid@forward.hubspot.com but none of them appear in Conversations.

Are we doing something wrong or is there anything we need to set up first?

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Jnix284
Key Advisor | Partner
Key Advisor | Partner

How to forward an email to an existing ticket?

Hi @mgavenda are you able to see the forwarded emails in the contact record, or not in HubSpot at all?

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