Adding Emails from Google Group


I'm looking to auto create tasks when someone emails an email, that being said the email itself is a group so when it asks me for the email and password for the desired account to auto -  create tasks from, I'm not sure what to put down.


I'm using G-Suite and I have 2 step verification enabled.




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Which application are the tasks going to go into?



I'm under email requests for Help Desk and it's asking me for a email and password when I go to set up a custom email address. See picture below:



Gmail is not an Atlassian application.  The tasks are not going into gmail, I wanted to know where they were going.

You actually want to talk about JIRA Service Desk here.

What that box is asking for is the gmail address you want to use to collect issues from.  People will email that address, mails go into a mailbox, Jira Service Desk will read them and turn them into requests for you.

You need to have got the email set up first of course, Jira can't do that for you.

The tasks are going into JIRA, and I want to collect issues from emails sent to "", but that's a group versus my personal email, are you implying I make "" a new email versus a group in G-Suite Admin?




It sounds like it, yes.  If you want to create requests from emails, you need to send the email to a mail box JIRA can read (and delete from by the way)

So I got it working for the most part, now the issue I'm running into is that it looks like only emails from me get added to the queue. I would of figured that by saying any emails to the address would be added as a task would be enough? Any reason why when others send emails it doesn't create as a task?

It says to go to global settings for customers to create accounts but I don't see a need for that, I just want their emails to be converted to tasks.

Is there a switch I need to flip here?

My guess is that it's not set up for anonymous users, so it's ignoring people who don't have accounts yet.  Have a look through to see how to configure it all in full.



I got it working now. 



Hi Patrick,

Can you please explain how you solved this issue.

I am also trying to setup custom email address in JIRA Service Desk email channel for a G Suite group email address "" and being a group there is no password.

I'd be interested in understanding how you managed to get this working.

Were you able to get the G Suite group email address added as a custom email address?

Appreciate any guidance you can provide.

It's a band aid solution but I made it so all emails sent to group get forwarded to a new email (user email versus group email).


So in your case: <- group

Forwards all incoming emails to: <- individual email


It's sloppy, but it works!


Eventually what I'm going to be doing is just delete the group and create a user with the email I want once I'm confident everything is configured the way I'd like it since the end goal for us is to not use the actual gmail inbox for this user and we exclusively commnunicate via JIRA.


Let me know if you have any other questions.


I've had success with this without creating the group as a user.

When you add the email address select 'Other' (rather than gmail). Set the email address to the Group Email address and the username to a G-Suite Username (who received emails from that group).

Set the Email Protocol to SECURE IMAP and use Gmail's IMAP settings ( on port 993)

This has worked for me, providing the person sending the emails to your custom address are permitted to create issues.

Looking a bit more closely at this and it doesn't work :( 

It seems to continue to add mail addressed to email addresses other than the email address provided.

Not an issue for my use case, but I thought I'd let others know that my previous answer doesn't work!

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