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At the moment, managing all of these is a nightmare. We have rules set up that put the email into a particular folder based on the subject line, but it's our replies to the customer and their subsequent replies that get a bit muddled. Coupled with the fact that many customers don't appear to know how to reply so they just create a new message - and we have to sift through all our sent mails to find out to what their 'yes please' relates.
Is it just a matter of finding (god knows where) time at the end of the day to sift through all the emails and file them accordingly or is there anything out there that can help us?
What would be really nice is for outlook or something similar to create a new folder when a message is received based on the email address of the sender. Any subsequent emails from that customer would be put in the same folder. Oh, and automatically put replies to that customer in the same folder!
Do a search on that term and you'll get a bunch of free versions as well as pay ones.
We have a ticket system built into our CMS and it's a great way to see at a glance the issues that need to be resolved at any given time.
Can I pick your brains first please? I would prefer a way of managing the emails - and not having to retype any information - is this what these can do or are they webbased tracking which you update daily?
[google.com...] <- first result on google, second and third programs in this index are FREE PHP support ticket systems. I have the specific URL of a nice one but posting it is against terms right? PM me if you want that.
Just think of it as this way, if YOU spend 3 hours a day sorting/replying to email, and your time is worth say $40/hour, I am sure there is a work-at-home-mom/student/etc. who could work with you for say $10/hour or something like that.
Toss the idea around and see what happens.
Is it possible, and how could one get incoming customer emails sorted into a web based support ticket system?
I am using a shared server hosting enviornment. Could Perl check the mail server? I don't think PHP can do it.