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Forwarding emails: define forwarded sender as issue reporter for tickets

I have one big problem:

I irregularly receive emails meant for my jira service desk in general email inboxes. I need to foward these emails to the email channel of my jira service desk. The forwarded sender needs to be the issue reporter. In freshdesk this is easily possible. Ho do I achieve this in jira? 


(a) sends an email-request to

(b) forwards the email-request to

(c) jira creates a ticket with the author ""

Any suggestions how this can be achieved?

Thanks for any help!!

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Meg Holbrook Community Leader Mar 14, 2018

The low-tech, quick and dirty way we handle these in our company has been that when I receive emails to my personal box (try as we may to get them submitting to the help desk), I forward to the help desk, CC the user, and the help techs switcheroo to the correct reporter. 


However, I can see the possibility of fiddling with the Comment parameters through the email settings and finding a way to redact your personal comments and assign the 'correct' requestor. This is likely to be messy and time-consuming. 


I'll do some looking around and see if anyone else has resolved elsewhere. 

Meg Holbrook Community Leader Mar 14, 2018

@Andreas Janssen, I wasn't able to find any other workarounds for this issue. 

This is important for us. Does Atlassian have any plans to make this easier?

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