Which support address are email replies sent from?

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  • Alicia Barrett
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    We use "Select an Address” so we can choose which email we want to send from. 
    When I create a ticket, it initially uses support@risklyze.com (which is the default), but after I write a public message or internal note and hit submit as new, it defaults to academy@riskalyze.com
    However, when I email my personal email even though it says academy@riskalyze.com, it still shows as coming from Support@riskalyze.com.
    I do have a quick video demonstration of this, but since this is a public forum, not sure if it's wise to share. 
  • Michel
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    Hello Alicia, 


    It would be indeed interesting for us to have a video of this to see what is happening. Would you mind us pulling this into a ticket and talk this over via email? 

    You can send us an email at support@zendesk.com with this video so we can take a look at this together.

    Thank you.




  • Sean Starwind
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    Will this app also affect the from address for an email notification being sent by a trigger?

    Or will it only apply to the update notification that is sent from a public reply being made?

  • Andrew Sithers
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    I'm seeing similar to @Allacia - the reply-to email address is correct, but it's picked my name to be shown alongside.  Changing the name in email > support addresses, just puts the name in parens after my name.

    Any idea why I was chosen as the lucky one?  Alphabetical by first name?

  • Nicole - Community Manager
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    Hey Andrew - 

    First off, welcome to the Zendesk Community! I encourage you to head over to the Welcome Thread in The Lounge to introduce yourself.

    With Alicia's account we had to get into some specifics, so I'm going to create a ticket for you so that we can better troubleshoot this issue. Look for an email from me shortly. 

  • Barry Casebeer
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    Hi there,

    I am seeing behavior similar to Alicia & Andrew. Our default address is team@foreflight.com, yet we often see emails sent to that email address in our primary customer support view automatically select aisupport@foreflight.com or flightsafety@foreflight.com.


    Can you provide any insight as to how to set default email addresses for each view that we have created?



  • Nathalie Rey Valdivieso
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    Hi Barry,

    I believe your issue is related to receiving emails instead of outbound emails and in this case I would like to review this further with you on a ticket. I have created a ticket for you and will be happy to look at this further with you!

  • Donato Dileo
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    is someone knows how I can automatize the changing "email from" ?


    I'd like to set-up a trigger in this way

    - Ticket is Created

    - Change email from => myemail@domain.com

    Where email "myemail@domain.com" is already as "default" in Zendesk Email system default

  • omid
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    I do have the same question as Donato. We would like to automatically pick a different "from address" based on the value of a custom field or user's locale. 


    Thank you

  • Santiago Massano
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    I am also experiencing an issue that is annoying in regards to the Select and Address App.


    When customers submit a support ticket via our web widget on our website, the Select an Address app defaults to the address that is first in alphabetical order from all of our e-mail addressess, instead of defaulting to my selected default address for Zendesk.


    This is annoying because every time I respond to a web widget inquiry I have to remember to change the address on the Select Address App, and the confirm the change that was made over by the requester section, and only then click submit, This takes time, reduces productivity and is prone to creating mistakes as if I forget the customer will get an answer from the wrong e-mail address and their response might be filtered to the wrong folder.

    The select an address app should always use the default Zendesk address by default no matter how the ticket was created.

  • Brett - Community Manager
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    @Donato and Omid, I'm afraid there's no way to automatically change the received from address outside of creating a custom script and using our API tickets object . Or you'll need to have your agents use the Select an Address to manually change this.

    @Santiago, thanks for sharing your feedback! I agree, it would make sense for the default support address to display first within this drop-down menu. I'll pass your feedback along to the appropriate team :) 


  • Francesca Di Benedetto
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    You may want to try this app https://www.zendesk.com/apps/support/reply-from/ to automatically change the email based on the group / brand of a ticket


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