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Email Notifications : Reply-To Address
Email notifications can get treated as Spam (Address Spoofing) if the From-Address ist not "notify@teamdesk.com".

When sending out emails to customers, they should be able to reply directly to one of our company email addresses, so it would be great if we could set a "Reply-To" address.
ID
571
Category
Setup
Author

Christof Sulzer
Date Created
11/6/2012 9:56:55 AM
Date Updated
9/17/2016 12:58:36 PM
Status
Under Consideration
Score
50
Promoted By
Ondrej CholevaBernhard SchulzJeff Zortman
Scott MillerChristof Sulzer
Comments
gerardo garcia 11/6/2012 10:09:09 AM
Hello Christof. You could try the:

FROM : "specific email address", "Me", "The User" or "The address listed in the column"

options on the general section of the email notification settings.
Hope this helps.
Regards.
Christof Sulzer 11/7/2012 1:22:33 AM
Hi Gerardo

When letting the Teamdesk server send the Email as "Me" for example, the Email can be rejected or treated as spam by the recipient mailserver because of Address spoofing.

Therefore, the idea is to send the mail with From-Address "notify@teamdesk.net", and being able to set a Reply-to Address to which the recipient can directly reply.

Thanks,
Christof
Kirill Bondar  Staff  11/7/2012 5:05:43 AM
As receiving SMTP servers often do reverse DSN lookup to prevent spam, IMHO for TeamDesk we should always send from "notify@teamdesk.net" and rename existing logic for "From" to "Reply To".

For custom domains such as in dbFLEX/Enterprise we should allow specifying alternate SMTP server to use for sending emails.
gerardo garcia 11/7/2012 5:02:22 PM
@Kirill

As today we use the "specific email address" a lot. It would be of impact for us if the only option was "reply to notify@teamdesk.net".

Maybe consider extending alternate SMTP for customers with "external users pack" also.
Kirill Bondar  Staff  11/8/2012 3:28:22 AM
@Gerardo: No, I suggest to leave the only option for From: "From: notify@teamdesk.net" and use existing variety of options for reply-to - e.g. you'll be able to setup to reply to specific email address. Moreover, To, CC and BCC options will remain the same.
Scott Miller 4/14/2016 8:06:31 AM
Im not sure if this is going to become more relevant over the coming months but I have just received a notification saying that Gmail and Yahoo will be clamping down on this method of spoofing. The Reply-To idea would seem to be a good option.
Kirill Bondar  Staff  4/15/2016 5:35:46 AM

Scott Miller 4/15/2016 1:11:26 PM
@Kirill: will you also be looking at this?
For custom domains such as in dbFLEX/Enterprise we should allow specifying alternate SMTP server to use for sending emails.
Kirill Bondar  Staff  4/18/2016 1:19:03 PM
We are planning to introduce this feature via labs and generate fake addresses such as noreply@customdomain.teamdesk.net or noreply@customdomain.dbflex.net for From field with an options to provide sender's name as a string.
Bernhard Schulz 9/17/2016 12:58:36 PM
Would be great if that feature could be implemented asap, as many of our clients do not receive any emails due to the fact that we have to use our address as "from" email in order to make the client able to reply.
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