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Sending E-mail to a Connected Custom Email Account doesn't create request/issues on Service Desk


I'm currently assessing Jira Servicedesk as an option for our ticketing solution, and is on a free plan for Jira Service Desk and I'm having trouble with request creation via e-mail.

I setup a personal gmail e-mail channel, and I got the confirmation e-mail that confirm the custom email account is connected, which says: "Your service desk email channel is ready to receive requests!". However, any e-mails received by this e-mail doesn't create any Jira Service Desk requests. These e-mails also are unopened and remains in unread status.

I have come across multiple similar threads, such as and . I have verified / conducted the following steps:

  • Go to Jira settings > System > Global mail settings and verify email puller and email processor are set to "On".
  • Navigate to Project settings > Customer permissions, under "Who can access the portal and send requests", it is set to "Anyone can send a request without logging in".
  • Navigate to Project settings > Email requests, the email request type is assigned to a request type that has "Summary" and "Description" visible in the customer request form.
  • Navigate to Jira Settings > Products > Email Requests:
    • The e-mail address shows a status of "No e-mail received ever". But, the email is received in the e-mail account and remains unread.
    • Clicking test on the e-mail also is successful, saying "No problems found with email settings configuration. Successfully connected to the specified email server.".


Please advise on what is the resolution for it.

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Hello @Evan Teguh,

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community and for sharing the tests you already made.

When an email is linked to Service Desk, it's important that this address is used only for Jira and that only the admin has access to it. Also, it's important that this email is not accessed frequently via mobile because if the email is read before Jira does, the ticket won't be created. Jira only creates tickets from unread emails from the inbox.

Since it's not showing any error on the email logs it means that the emails are not even processed by Jira. 

Can you test sending an email to the default mail handler (the one that is created by the project)? Is it created correctly?

Can you disconnect and connect the custom mail handler in order to test?

Is there any other email that you can use to add to the project? 


Hi Angelica,

Apologies for the delay in response. But now it's working. Thanks for the assistance!

Like Angélica Luz likes this

Good afternoon! And how you won it. I have the same problem

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