The email relay allows workers to respond to messages from external mail applications (e.g. Gmail, mobile phones, Outlook, etc) instead of requiring them to always use Cerb in the web browser.
Relayed responses are received from a worker’s personal email address and rewritten so they appear to be from Cerb before being sent to a conversation’s recipients. This process protects the privacy of personal worker email addresses, while still providing the benefits of Cerb (e.g. shared history, assignments, etc).
- Enabling the mail relay
- Relaying messages to external email accounts
- Using #commands in replies
Enabling the mail relay
Administrators can enable mail relay functionality from Setup » Mail » Incoming » External Relay.
Relaying messages to external email accounts
In bots, on message-based events, you can use the Send » Email » Relay To Workers action to automatically relay specific messages to a list of workers:
From the UI
From Cerb, you can also do a one-time relay for any message from the Reply menu on a ticket timeline:
Using #commands in replies
You can use the following #commands when replying to email through the relay.
Each command must appear on its own line.
Add a private comment to the conversation timeline. By default, a comment is in addition to your reply.
You're all set! #cut #status closed #comment I called the client a couple minutes ago and we resolved this.
Ignore all content below this line when sending a reply.
This is useful in mobile email clients where deleting quoted text is tedious. It’s also useful to make sure other #commands aren’t accidentally sent to the recipients.
This is my quick reply to the customer. #sig #cut #status waiting #reopen +2 days On Friday, email@example.com wrote: > This is the original quoted message, and it will not be displayed as > part of your reply because of the nifty #cut tag above. You don't > have to waste your time deleting this message in your mobile > email client.
Only apply tags to the conversation and do not send anything to requesters.
#comment I'll take care of this on Monday. #noreply
If waiting or closed, reopen the conversation on at the given time (
#reopen +2 days
Insert your full signature on the current line (based on the conversation’s group and bucket).
This is my reply to the recipients. #sig
Change conversation status (
You're all set! #sig #status closed
Add a private multi-line comment to the conversation timeline, and terminate with #end.
#start comment This is the first line of the comment. This is the second line of the comment. #end
Stop watching this conversation.
Start watching this conversation.
I'll research this and get right back to you. #sig #watch