How can I send email notifications to secondary emails?

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  • Oliver Tietze

    @... pls don't mind that I've added a cross link to an existing feature request.

    It also had 20 upvotes already. With not much effect, unfortunately. You can find it here: https://develop.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360034441633-Send-email-notifications-to-secondary-emails-in-Support (created by @...)

    Cheers
    Oliver

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  • Bulent Yazici

    It really isn't that difficult Zendesk. After all these years, it's shocking you haven't managed to fix this issue.

    Our users have multiple email addresses on their account and the replies to tickets should, at the very least go to all email addresses and ideally go to the one address they used to create the ticket.

    Not really acceptable 5 years after this silly "workaround" was written.

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  • Jeff Wigal

    We've been burned by this setup multiple times. User sends us an urgent email from a secondary address. We reply immediately and the reply is sent to their primary address and the user doesn't see it. User gets upset that we ignored them. We look like idiots when we have to explain to the user "well we sent you a reply but not to the address you initiated the ticket from."

     

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  • Jeff Wigal

    We're going to end up writing a webhook that checks for this on our incoming ticket.

    When a user sends in a ticket via email, we will check to ensure that the email used to create the ticket is set as the user's primary email address, if it isn't already.

    We shouldn't have to do this. It's ridiculous.

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  • Nick Vincent-Maloney

    This is a great example of ZD getting locked into their original core technology without thinking about their actual users as they grew bigger and bigger. We've been using ZD for many years (something like 8 or so), and I've been repeatedly disappointed by their slow migration towards being a huge, uncaring company. I feel like I'm not listened to anymore and their weird little design flaws are super annoying. We've had to hack and compromise quite a lot (in system configuration and our own app design) just to make this whole system work for us. This email thing is a big one that we struggle with constantly. The idea that users have a "primary" email address is absolutely ridiculous. Come on ZD, get with the program.

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  • Jonathan March
    Community Moderator

    I would not want to attempt a black-box analysis on ZD's internal processes, but this is indeed a long-standing (9 years with us) source of friction and pain, and this workaround is really not an acceptable solution.

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  • Dave Dyson
    Zendesk Community Manager

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I've spoken with our product team – this is something that is on their radar, and they are planning on having more internal discussions about it next year. Follow this post for updates: Send Email Notifications to Secondary Emails in Support

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  • Bulent Yazici

    That's nice Dave but nearly 9 years later for some of the comments, I truly don't believe that anything is going to be done. All you've said is that they're "planning" on having "internal discussions" about it "next year".

    The most uncommitted answer if I've ever seen one.

    To be honest, Zendesk engineers should be really embarrassed to not have sorted this out after all this time. There's obviously an unwillingness by the team to sort this out due to the underlying code base.

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  • Dave Dyson
    Zendesk Community Manager
    Hi Bulent, I heard the frustration in this thread, and I thought it was better to respond with with I could share, than to continue to let the thread sit in silence. My response wasn't intended as a commitment, just as a status update. I understand that it's not what you want to hear, but I thought you deserved to hear something. 
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