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Depending on the type of service you provide, a single reply may not always be sufficient to fulfill the customer request. For example, the initial reply may simply inform the customer that the request has been received and advise the customer of the estimated processing time, while the actual request fulfillment will be communicated via one or more follow-up emails. Such follow-up emails are placed in ''Follow-ups''.
  
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''Follow-ups'' is a section of ''My Cases'' that contains cases that have been marked for follow-up. A case is marked for follow-up when the agent sets a non-final disposition and when the agent clicks the pin button [[File:Pin-Case-Icon-5x.PNG|26px]] within the email preview or the opened email. Note that a pin acts as a bookmark and does not prevent multiple agents from accessing or resolving a given case (i.e., more than one agent can pin the same case).
Depending on the type of service you provide, a single reply may not always be sufficient to fulfill the customer request. For example, the initial reply may simply inform the customer that the request has been received and advise the customer of the estimated processing time, while the actual request fulfillment will be communicated via one or more follow-up emails. Such follow-up emails are placed in ''My Follow-ups''.
 
  
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''My Follow-ups'' is a section of the ''Active Communications List'' that contains emails that have been marked for follow-up. An email is marked for follow-up when the agent sets a non-final disposition and when the agent clicks the pin button [[File:Follow-Up-Pin.png|26px]] within the email preview or the opened email.
 
  
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[[File:Pin-Case-5x.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Drafting a reply and pinning the case]]
  
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[[File:Draft-Email-Icons.png|800px|thumbnail|center|Drafting a reply email]]
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Because the pin button is available in both Preview mode and Opened Email mode, it is possible to follow-up without taking the email item from a queue. The pin button is, by default, checked when replying or dispositioning emails. The pin becomes unchecked and hidden when a final disposition is selected.
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'''Note:''' Only emails that do not have a final disposition can be marked for follow-up. For more information on dispositions, see section [[agent-guide/HowtoEnterDispositionsandNotes|Dispositions and Notes]].
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== Viewing Follow-Ups ==
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All cases marked for follow-up are listed in ''My Cases > Follow-ups'', which is located at the top of Agent Desktop.
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[[File:My-Followups-5x.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Pinned cases appear in Follow-ups]]
  
  
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Note that your own follow-ups are shown first. You can view the follow-ups of other users in your contact center by clicking the down arrow beside your name and selecting the name of the user whose follow-ups you wish to view.
Because the pin button is available in both Preview mode and Opened Email mode, it is possible to follow-up without taking the email item from a queue. The pin button is, by default, checked when replying or dispositioning emails. The pin becomes unchecked and hidden when a final disposition is selected.
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[[File:Select-User-Follow-Ups-5x.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Select a user from the Directory]]
  
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'''Note:''' Only emails that do not have a final disposition can be marked for follow-up. For more information on dispositions, see section [[3.15:agent-guide/HowtoEnterDispositionsandNotes|Dispositions and Notes]] of the ''Agent Guide''.
 
  
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In the example shown, we selected user Jeffery Lozada from the Directory.
All emails marked for follow-up appear in ''My Follow-ups'', which is located in between the [[3.15:agent-guide/HowtoRetrieveanEmailfromYourPersonalQueue|My Queue]] and [[3.15:agent-guide/HowtoRetrieveanEmailfromtheTeamQueue|Team Queue]] sections of the ''Active Communications List''. The sections open and close like an accordion, as shown.
 
  
  
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[[File:Jeffery-Follow-Ups-5x.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Viewing another user's follow-ups]]
[[File:My-Queue-My-Follow-Ups.png|800px|thumbnail|center|Queues are expanded and minimized like an accordion]]
 
  
  
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== Enabling Follow-ups ==
To view the ''My Follow-ups'' section in the ''Active Communications List'' as well as to view the follow-up pin button, the '''Enable Email Follow-up section''' personal setting must be checked in ''Settings''.
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To view the ''My Follow-ups'' section in the ''Active Conversations List'' as well as to view the follow-up pin button, the '''Enable Email Follow-up section''' personal setting must be checked in ''Settings''.
 
From the ''Settings'' menu, select '''Preferences'''.
 
From the ''Settings'' menu, select '''Preferences'''.
  
  
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[[File:User-Preferences-5x.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Settings > Preferences]]
[[File:Settings-Preferences-315.png|800px|thumbnail|center|Settings > Preferences]]
 
  
  
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In Preferences, select the checkbox for '''Enable Email Follow-up section'''.
 
In Preferences, select the checkbox for '''Enable Email Follow-up section'''.
  
  
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[[File:Preferences-Settings-5x.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Select this checkbox to enable email to appear in My Follow-ups]]
[[File:Settings-Preferences-Follow-Ups-315.png|800px|thumbnail|center|Select this checkbox to enable email to appear in My Follow-ups]]
 
 
 
  
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When checked, both the ''My Follow-ups'' section and follow-up pin button are shown. Note that by default, '''Enable Email Follow-up section''' is checked. If you do not wish to view ''My Follow-ups'', uncheck the box.
 
  
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When checked, both the ''Follow-ups'' section and follow-up pin button are shown. If you do not wish to view ''Follow-ups'', uncheck the box.
  
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The ''My Follow-ups'' queue shows the properties (i.e., name, subject line, etc.) of the first received email. To view the email message body in the ''Context Information Area'', select/click an email item in the queue. The email message will appear in the ''Context Information Area'' for viewing only.
 
  
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== Using My Follow-ups ==
To reply to an email marked for follow-up, either double-click the email item or click the '''Reply''' button [ Reply-Email-Button.png] at the bottom right corner of the ''Reply Editor''. The email message will appear in the ''Reply Editor'' as a draft. Note that the pin button is visible only if the email has been marked with a non-final disposition. For more information on sending replies, refer to section [[3.15:agent-guide/HowtoComposeaReply|How to Compose a Reply]] of the ''Agent Guide''.
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The ''Follow-ups'' queue shows the properties (i.e., name, subject line, etc.) of the first received email. To view the email message body, select/click an email item in the queue. The email message will appear for viewing only.
  
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To reply to an email marked for follow-up, either double-click the email item or click the '''Open''' button at the bottom. The email message will appear as a draft. Note that the pin button is visible only if the email has been marked with a non-final disposition. For more information on sending replies, refer to section [[agent-guide/HowtoComposeaReply|How to Compose a Reply]].
  
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[[File:Draft-Email-315.png|800px|thumbnail|center|Drafting a reply]]
 
  
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[[File:Reply-Email-5x.PNG|800px|thumbnail|center|Drafting a reply]]
  
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If multiple agents pin the same email, it will appear in the ''My Follow-ups'' section of all the agents who pinned it. When a final disposition is selected by one agent, the email becomes unpinned and disappears from the ''My Follow-ups'' section of all agents who pinned it.
 
  
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If multiple agents pin the same email, it will appear in the ''Follow-ups'' section of all the agents who pinned it. When a final disposition is selected by one agent, the email becomes unpinned and disappears from the ''Follow-ups'' section of all agents who pinned it.
Supervisors opening an agent’s ''My Queue'' section see only ''My Queue'' items, not ''My Follow-ups''.
 
  
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'''Note:''' Follow-up emails can also be sent by navigating to '''Cases''' in the ''Active Conversations List''. For more information, see section [[agent-guide/HowtoSendaFollow-upOutboundEmail|How to Use Cases to Send a Follow-up Outbound Email]].
'''Note:''' Follow-up emails can also be sent by navigating to '''Cases''' in the ''Active Communications List''. For more information, see section [[3.15:agent-guide/HowtoSendaFollow-upOutboundEmail|How to Use Cases to Send a Follow-up Outbound Email]] of the ''Agent Guide''.
 
  
  

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How to Use My Follow-ups to Send a Follow-up Outbound Email

Depending on the type of service you provide, a single reply may not always be sufficient to fulfill the customer request. For example, the initial reply may simply inform the customer that the request has been received and advise the customer of the estimated processing time, while the actual request fulfillment will be communicated via one or more follow-up emails. Such follow-up emails are placed in Follow-ups.

Follow-ups is a section of My Cases that contains cases that have been marked for follow-up. A case is marked for follow-up when the agent sets a non-final disposition and when the agent clicks the pin button Pin-Case-Icon-5x.PNG within the email preview or the opened email. Note that a pin acts as a bookmark and does not prevent multiple agents from accessing or resolving a given case (i.e., more than one agent can pin the same case).


Drafting a reply and pinning the case


Because the pin button is available in both Preview mode and Opened Email mode, it is possible to follow-up without taking the email item from a queue. The pin button is, by default, checked when replying or dispositioning emails. The pin becomes unchecked and hidden when a final disposition is selected.

Note: Only emails that do not have a final disposition can be marked for follow-up. For more information on dispositions, see section Dispositions and Notes.

Viewing Follow-Ups

All cases marked for follow-up are listed in My Cases > Follow-ups, which is located at the top of Agent Desktop.


Pinned cases appear in Follow-ups


Note that your own follow-ups are shown first. You can view the follow-ups of other users in your contact center by clicking the down arrow beside your name and selecting the name of the user whose follow-ups you wish to view.


Select a user from the Directory


In the example shown, we selected user Jeffery Lozada from the Directory.


Viewing another user's follow-ups


Enabling Follow-ups

To view the My Follow-ups section in the Active Conversations List as well as to view the follow-up pin button, the Enable Email Follow-up section personal setting must be checked in Settings. From the Settings menu, select Preferences.


Settings > Preferences


In Preferences, select the checkbox for Enable Email Follow-up section.


Select this checkbox to enable email to appear in My Follow-ups


When checked, both the Follow-ups section and follow-up pin button are shown. If you do not wish to view Follow-ups, uncheck the box.


Using My Follow-ups

The Follow-ups queue shows the properties (i.e., name, subject line, etc.) of the first received email. To view the email message body, select/click an email item in the queue. The email message will appear for viewing only.

To reply to an email marked for follow-up, either double-click the email item or click the Open button at the bottom. The email message will appear as a draft. Note that the pin button is visible only if the email has been marked with a non-final disposition. For more information on sending replies, refer to section How to Compose a Reply.


Drafting a reply


If multiple agents pin the same email, it will appear in the Follow-ups section of all the agents who pinned it. When a final disposition is selected by one agent, the email becomes unpinned and disappears from the Follow-ups section of all agents who pinned it.

Note: Follow-up emails can also be sent by navigating to Cases in the Active Conversations List. For more information, see section How to Use Cases to Send a Follow-up Outbound Email.


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