With Team Inbox, Freshsales enables users to set up and use a common inbox for sales, support or marketing queries. This is useful when companies have a generic email address like "email@example.com" or "firstname.lastname@example.org."
This inbox can be accessed by all Freshsales users in your organization so they can respond to sales queries. Freshsales automatically creates contacts from queries sent to this inbox and associates the email to the contact. The email is also captured as a conversation under the contact.
To set up the Team Inbox,
Setup Auto-forwarding in your mailbox.
For example, if you are a Gmail user, you can choose to forward all of your new messages to another email address. Click here to know how to automatically forward Gmail messages
Go to Admin Settings > Team Inbox.
Add your sales email addresses to the Team Inbox.
Click Verify. This triggers a verification link that will be sent to your account.
Click the link to complete verification. The email will now be verified and carries a tick sign besides it confirming the successful sync of the sales email address with the Team Inbox.
Click the Manage Users button to give access to all the users in the organization, or specific users or teams or territories.
You can filter and view emails related to the inboxes created from SALES CONVERSATIONS > Inbox > Team Inbox
Features of Team Inbox:
Users with access to the team inbox can:
Send emails using the team inbox email ID as From or Reply To.
View conversations related to the team inbox.
Team email ID is accessible in From and Reply To only after it’s verified.
Email conversations of accessible team inboxes are visible under the contact/account/deal landing pages and under CONVERSATIONS > Email > Team Inbox
Filters displayed under team inboxes are restricted to accessible team inboxes.
When a conversation consists of multiple team inboxes, it will be accessible to a user who has access to at least one of the team inboxes.
Deactivated users will be removed from team inboxes automatically.
When a team inbox is deleted, the existing team emails will be visible only to the users who were able to access the team inbox prior to deletion.
When you downgrade to the Blossom plan, team inboxes will be removed. However, on upgrade, previously configured team inbox settings will be available.
The email step of a sales sequence or workflow will not be executed and will be skipped when an inaccessible team inbox ID is used as the From email address.
Visibility of team emails will be based on team inbox accessibility irrespective of private emails check.
By default, when a team inbox is created, it will be accessible for every user.
Under CONVERSATIONS > Email > Team Inbox, the user or the accessible team inbox should be one of the recipients of the email in order for the current user to view the conversation.