Series: Use the organization email domain name

Use the organization’s email domain name

  • Genesys Cloud CX 2, Genesys Cloud CX 2 Digital, Genesys Cloud CX 3, Genesys Cloud CX 3 Digital, or Genesys Cloud CX 1 Digital Add-on II license
  • Routing > Email > Manage permission
      Note: This article generally refers to the organization’s email domain name; however, you can use the domain or subdomain, depending on your organization’s email set-up and configuration.

      Verify your domain or subdomain in Genesys Cloud for email routing handling. This method allows you to use your existing email domain and email addresses without rerouting messages to and from the subdomain For example, the subdomain allows your customers to send email to Also, an agent can receive an email and draft a reply sent from

      Note: You can have a maximum of two domains. The system creates one domain for you by default, but you can delete and replace it.

      This process includes the following steps:

      1. In Genesys Cloud, add the domain; for example, Add email addresses to the domain.
      2. (Applicable only to Amazon SES and not to custom SMTP integration) To verify the domain, add a TXT record to your Domain Name System (DNS). Genesys Cloud displays the verification status on the Manage Domains page. This step enables you to send outbound emails from the registered domain.
      3. To specify that inbound emails route directly to Genesys Cloud, create an MX record on the DNS. This step confirms that Genesys Cloud can accept emails on behalf of your email server.
        Note: Alternatively, to keep copies of inbound emails in your email system, create email redirect rules to send incoming email messages to an email address for the configured domain. Then, set up your Genesys Cloud domain and email addresses in Genesys Cloud Admin. For more information, see About ACD email routing.
      4. Optionally configure DKIM to help prevent outbound email routed through the custom domain from being marked as spam.
      5. (Applicable only to Amazon SES and not to custom SMTP integration) Optionally set up a MAIL FROM domain to display a custom “from” address to the email recipient.

      Alternatively, use the custom SMTP server integration to send outbound emails from an SMTP server. For more information, see About the custom SMTP server for outbound emails.

      1. Click Admin.
      2. Under Contact Center, click Email. The Domains Dashboard page opens.
      3. Click Add Domain. The Add Domain page opens.
      4. From the Domain Type list, select Custom.
      5. Under Domain Name, type the fully qualified domain name.
      6. Click Save. The email address page opens for the new domain.
      7. Click Add email address and follow the instructions in the next section, Add email addresses to the domain.

      Preconfiguration considerations

      Before you add email addresses to the domain, be aware of the following considerations:

      • The address you add to the From Email Address box must be an address configured in Genesys Cloud.
      • Any addresses you add to the Reply To and BCC Recipients carry over with the address that you specify in the From Email Address box.
      • The address you add to the Reply to address box overrides the "Reply to" address the customer sees when replying to the original email.
      • An agent cannot see or remove the email addresses you add to BCC Recipients. 
      • An agent can send an email up to 50 recipients. The system considers the number of email addresses that you add to BCC Recipients in that maximum number.
      • When routing interactions to a queue, the priority value, set in Architect, is added to the duration of time an interaction has been waiting in the queue (in minutes). The total of the priority and the duration in the queue is the interaction score. Genesys ACD distributes interactions based on the highest score. For example, an email waiting for 4 minutes with a 20 priority has a score of 24. That call routes before a call waiting 6 minutes with a 10 priority.

      Add email addresses to the domain

      To add email addresses to the domain, follow these steps:

      1. Click Admin.
      2. Under Contact Center, click Email. The Domains Dashboard page opens.
      3. Click the domain name and then click Add Email Address. The Email Address Details page opens.
      4. In the Email Address box, type the email address the customer uses to send an email.
      5. In the From Name box, optionally type the agent, department, or organization name that appears to the recipient when a representative responds to an email. 
      6. In the From Email Address box, type the email address that the recipient sees when the agent responds to an email. 
      7. In the Reply To box, optionally type the email address that appears when a customer clicks Reply in response to an email from the Genesys Cloud agent.
      8. Under BCC Recipients, type up to five email addresses that you want to blind copy to the email.
      9. Under Email Routing, select to route all email, excluding email the system considers as spam, to a queue or a flow.
        Note: For outbound email only, you can also select not to route to a queue or flow.
      10. If you choose to route to a queue, do the following:
        1. Click the Queue list and choose the appropriate queue.
        2. To ensure that associated emails route to an agent with matching skills, in the Skills box add any ACD skills.
        3. To ensure that associated emails route to an agent with a matching language, click the Language list and choose a language.
        4. In the Priority box, optionally enter the email's priority. 
      11. If you choose to route to a flow, under Always route to this flow select a flow from the list.
      12. (Optional) To configure how to route email that the system suspects is spam, under Spam Routing, do one of the following:
        1. Select Route spam email to this flow and then select a flow from the list.
        2. Select Disconnect all email that is detected as spam.
      13. To apply an email signature automatically to the outbound email, select Use Email Signature.
        Note: Agents cannot see the automatic email signature appended to their outbound emails. Inform the agents beforehand to avoid duplication of the email signature.
        1. To choose a signature that you created in Canned Response, select Signature. For more information, see Add an email signature response.
        2. To keep the agent signature before the email history and to allow agents to edit the email signature, select Insert signature in the editor before message history
        3. Select the emails for which you want to apply the automatic email signatures. Set one of the following:
          • All Outbound Emails
          • Only the Initial Email
      14. To include or exclude email history by default in your outbound emails, under Email History, set one of the following options:
          • Always auto-include email history with each agent response
          • Never include email history with each agent's response
          • Let agents decide for each response
        Note: Regardless of the setting, agents can see the email history on their email editor. However, the receiver of the email can view the history only if you or the agent includes the history in the email. All changes to this setting take immediate effect.
      15. To allow agents to perform multiple actions such as forwarding and replying more than once on an email, click the Enable Multiple Actions option.
        Note: When you enable this option, each email that an agent sends before they wrap up the interaction counts as a separate session with its own handle time. For example: An agent sends an initial response to an inbound email message, and the handle time is 10 minutes. If the agent then forwards the message to another participant, the timer starts over, and the handle time for this section is 2 minutes.
      16. Click Save.
      17. To add more email addresses, click Add Email Address and repeat the procedure.

        Next, verify your domain name.

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