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Email to Board. Get originating email address


All emails to our '' get forwarded by our google apps email system to a Trello 'New Items' list.

Unfortunately the email address of the person sending the email address is not visible and I cant see how to get it.

This means that whilst we know the name of the person raising the support request we have no way of replying without delving into the support email account.



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Devon Henderson Community Leader Jan 31, 2018

Hey George!

Unfortunately, there isn’t really a way to fix this using the exact method you have set up. Trello currently sets up its Email to Board so that the cards are generated by a Trello user. You’ll see their username in the long Email to Board email address. There currently isn’t a way around this.

What you can do, however, is use a service like Zapier (

Have one of you IT admins sign up for a Zapier account using that support@ email address. Then they can create a Zap to create a card in Trello whenever an email is received. Zapier lets you edit the content of the card body and populate it with content from the triggering email, so you can easily set up a template that churns out a card description like this:

Subject: Email subject
Blah blah blah card description here blah blah blah.

That way you can see who sent it and reply easily.

I’m more than happy to assist in setting up a Zapier zap to make this work - just let me know :)

Thanks for the reply.

I have set up a Zap and it appears to do the job.

Devon Henderson Community Leader Feb 02, 2018

Happy to help, @pauasoftwarenz! Please don't hesitate to ask if you run into any issues with this setup or have any more questions. Have a good day :)

Hi @Devon Henderson , is it too late to ask for a step-by-step on how to setup zapier, or do I need to start another thread?

I'm also having an issue with sender email addresses not showing up in cards!

Hello @Devon Henderson,

this "email to board" feature is really great ! We have just discovered it recently and we really like it :) Good job whoever designed it !
The only thing we miss there is to see the sender email in the trello comment. I see the subject is already present there, written by bold at the top of the comment. Would it be possible to add there the sender email address as well ? It should not be hard to do and it would help a lot.

EDIT: I have just realized that the feature we use is actually called "Email for this card" while email address is in format "" 

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