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Start a Conversation

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How to create a conversation?

These are the ways to create conversations in Replypad:

New conversation

  1. Click the New Conversation button in the top toolbar.
  2. Click More, then Open draft conversation in a new tab to work on a separate page.

  3. The From at the top shows the mailbox that is selected by default for the conversation, and usually doesn’t need to change. If you do want to send the email from a different mailbox, click the mailbox name and select the mailbox you want to send the conversation from.

  4. Enter the To recipient: start typing the email address and choose a contact from the popup list. You can also type a new email address you have never used, automatically creating a new contact.
  5. If the contact is linked to an Account, choosing the contact will automatically select the Account for this conversation.
  6. Click Cc on the right to add more recipients: start typing the email address and choose a contact from the popup list. You can also type a new email address you have never used, automatically creating a new contact. Learn more about adding and managing Cc recipients.

  7. Click Account to associate the conversation with a specific customer Account. Note that if you selected a To-recipient contact that is linked to an Account, Replypad automatically links the conversation to this Account. Otherwise, you can select an Account from the list, or leave the Account empty.

  8. On the Followers section in the side pane, click Manage to add other Replypad users as followers: start typing the user name or nickname and choose a a user from the popup list.

  9. Type the Subject, which is the title for this conversation. It will become the email’s subject when sending email notifications.

  10. Type the conversation content. The email content can include text, inline images, links and attachments. You can use Saved Responses to save time while editing your response.
  11. You can attach files and images by pressing Alt then a or using the Attach icon in the toolbar. Images can also be added inline using copy-paste or drag & drop. Inline images are optimized so they won’t exceed the optimal size for sending and displaying in the app.

  12. Click the Post button or use the Ctrl + Enter keyboard shortcut to send the message.

  13. When the conversation is created, an email notification is sent to each user added as a follower, and the conversation is added to the assignee and followers Replypad inbox. See details about email notifications below.

Advanced options when creating a new conversation

  1. Click the Assign icon (person icon on the toolbar) to assign the conversation to another Replypad user. By default when you create a conversation it is assigned to you, unless you select another user from the Assign pull-down menu.

  2. Select a Category from the top toolbar. By default the default category is automatically selected, and you can change the category from the toolbar.

  3. Select a Label from the top toolbar. By default the default labels are automatically selected, and you can change the labels from the toolbar.

  4. Set the conversation as a Priority conversation from the top toolbar.

New conversation notifications

New conversations trigger email notifications both to the customer and to Replypad users. Notifications are slightly different when you create the conversation from the application, and when Replypad automatically creates the conversation from an incoming email.

Following is a description of the email notifications per situation:

When a conversation is created by a user in Replypad:
  • Replypad sends an email notification to the customer listed as the To-contact, and Cc-recipients are Cc’d on the same email message.
  • Replypad sends an email notification to the user assigned to this conversation, and to the followers.
  • The conversation is pushed to their Replypad inbox.
When a conversation is created from email:
  • Replypad adds the email sender as the To-contact and other recipients Cc-contacts of the conversation.
  • Replypad send an auto-response email notification letting them know that their email was received in Replypad.
More ways to create conversations in Replypad:
Next: Drafts