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Forwarding an email to be a comment on an existing ticket

Is there a way to forward an email that has never been involved in a ticket thread to FreshService so that it adds the message as a comment on an existing ticket?  Our old system would key off a string in the subject line.  FreshService seems to work differently.


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Hi Matt,


Any agent can forward that thread by adding the Ticket ID(INC# 1234)  to the subject  and the Ticket ID should refer to the ticket for which you like to have this thread appended, that should solve this requirement.


Else, you can make use of the Email commands feature which should also accomplish this behavior. Here is the article for Email commands for more detail. 

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Hi Matt,


Any agent can forward that thread by adding the Ticket ID(INC# 1234)  to the subject  and the Ticket ID should refer to the ticket for which you like to have this thread appended, that should solve this requirement.


Else, you can make use of the Email commands feature which should also accomplish this behavior. Here is the article for Email commands for more detail. 


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Thanks, putting [INC-#####] at the start of the subject of message did what I was looking for.  


ML

Can I please get a clear example of where exactly the ticket # has to be placed in the email.  I don't seem to to be able to forward an email to a ticket using the directions above.

Also, the exact syntax.  


Thank you.

Hi Jeffrey

Add [#SR-xxx] or [#INC-xxx]  - including the square brackets to the subject line of the forwarded email

Hi Matt, 

Just to give you a clear image of the above mentioned, you can add the Ticket ID placeholder as shown below:

 


You can also make subsequent replies automatically append this ticket ID in your subject line when an agent is replying from the ticket. To do this, please head to Admin → Email Notifications → Agent Reply Template and modify the subject as shown below:


 


Thanks,

Pranav B

Hello. Thanks for the suggestions. I tried to forward an email putting [SR-123] at the beginning of its subject line, but it's still created as brand new ticket and not added as note/reply on ticket SR-123. I confirm replies have [SR-123] as subject prefix.

Has this workaroud stopped working, by chance?


Thanks,

Luca

Nevermind, I found it out: even if my replies have [SR-123], I need to type [#SR-123]. It works, thanks!

If I type this, it's going to be created as private note:

@Simonsays “action”:“note” @Simonsays

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