JIRA Mail Handler Edited


When the JIRA mail handler inspects and then processes emails (using IMAP), it marks emails as read.

It marks all emails as read, regardless of whether the person who sent the email is a JIRA customer or not. In our instance we only allow customers and users to create Service Desk tickets.

This means that there are some emails that get read and may be important but do not come directly from a customer, therefore do not create/update tickets. These are hard to pick out for Service Desk agents when scanning the email for any tickets not automatically created/updated, due to the high volume mail to look through and keep on top of.

Is there a way of making the JIRA mail handler mark an email as unread if it finds that the email comes from a non-customer/non-user?

Best wishes

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JEMH can send email back to the sender saying that they are not a JIRA customer

Hi Matt

Thanks very much for your response. How would we do this?

Best wishes


Hi All,

Thanks for recommending JEMH Matt!

It is true that there are various ways you could achieve the behaviour you describe via JEMH. The method Matt describes includes enabling JEMH hintograms to send hint emails back to the email sender informing them that no issue was created as a result of their email.

There are a myriad of other configuration options and features  available in JEMH to improve email integration within Jira, JEMH aims to be the most feature full email handler app available to Jira customers as a replacement for the built in Jira and JSD email handlers.

JEMH can be found on the Atlassian Marketplace: Enterprise Email Handler for JIRA (JEMH)

JEMH is available with a free 30 day trial which you can use to evaluate the functionality, if you have any questions or queries about what is possible with JEMH, please reach out to our customer support :)

Support is available via our Jira: The Plugin People - Jira

Kind Regards,


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I am assuming that you are using mail to issue functionality in JIRA. You can create a outlook rule to move/copy such emails to another folder.

Hi Suhas

Thanks for your response. We use Gmail, and the issue is that Gmail doesn't know who is a JIRA SD customer and who is not, so doesn't know which emails to filter to another folder. Customers are assigned using groups in AD.

Do you know a way around this?

Best wishes


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