Email Sharing

Email Sharing

Email Sharing allows you to easily manage discussion around emails, using comments, without multiple forwards and replies. It is a hassle-free way to share the information in an email with your colleagues and get their opinion/ feedback/ advice about it.

Email Sharing

Email Sharing facilitates easy collaboration around emails, with your team members and colleagues.

Often we receive emails from a customer or other business contacts, which need to be sent around to a bunch of people in the same team or organization, debated upon and discussed over before a tangible response can be sent to that person. Such emails get forwarded and replied upon endlessly, burying the original context of the email. Sometimes, it causes unnecessary delays by days, weeks and even years. There also arises a lot of confusion, owing to which we might miss some critical piece of information shared by someone in one of the emails.

The email sharing feature ensures that the context of the discussion is always centered upon the email. The collaborators share their feedback via comments, which gives contextual clarity on the response and makes sure that there are no unwanted delays or uncertainties in the response.

 How Email Sharing works

Every email you receive or send can be shared with anyone in the organization. You need to @mention the relevant people in the email instead of forwarding it to them. You can share it with individual users or even a Streams enabled group. The users or the members of the group will receive a notification, about the shared email. They will be able to view the email conversation and add their feedback as comments on it.

  • When you share an email, the entire conversation will get shared with the chosen users.
  • Even if you share from Search view, where the emails are listed as individual emails, the entire conversation will be shared to the selected users.
  • The original sender of the email or the other recipients will not get notified of your comment or the shared email unless they're included in the comments. 
  • When you share an email to another user, they will not be able to invite a new person to view the email for security reasons.
  • You can click the View all shares link, to view the list of members who are a part of the shared email and the related discussion.

Advantages of Email Sharing:

  • The original email content cannot be tampered with or altered.
  • The email threads are crispier, as the unwanted junk threads that form due to forwards are avoided.
  • The same conversation can be shared with a new person, without having to forward multiple emails.
  • Even a new person invited to the thread can easily understand the discussion and the flow of information.

Allow/Deny Invitees

While sharing the email, by default, the permissions to add invitees will be granted to everyone you share the email with. You can also Disallow members from adding invitees to that email.

Before sharing the email with your organization members, click the Disallow members from adding invitees icon.

You can also change your preference to Allow members to add invitees after sharing the email, in case you change your mind later. 

 - This icon indicates that invitees cannot be added by anyone except the one who shared the email.

 - This icon indicates that invitees can be added by anyone with whom the email has been shared.

Streams and Email Sharing

Streams are mainly built to collaborate with a team of users using Status, Notes, Tasks, and Comments. Email Sharing is one of the unique features of Streams, which help the users to collaborate around emails.
When you share an email, the relevant members receive a notification about the share. The email can be read from the Streams page and commented upon by the users.

The emails shared by you with other groups or a set of users can be viewed from My Posts in the Home tab.

Selected Email Sharing

You can share selected emails from a conversation thread with another user. You can select the emails from the thread that you want to share by clicking on the  Share icon next to the respective emails. The comment box will display the number of emails selected for reference. Once you have selected the emails, you can @mention the relevant users in the comment box and click Share Emails.

To include or exclude from the shared emails, you can select/ unselect the emails from the conversation. It will be automatically updated.

Useful tip: Keep your group emails in a shared space and collaborate over them with your team in a transparent work environment with Zoho TeamInbox's shared inbox management

Share Drafts

You can use the Share Drafts feature in Zoho Mail to get your content reviewed by your teammates before you hit Send. You can get their inputs and suggestions in the form of Comments to get new ideas or make changes to your email draft.

  1. To share an email draft, click Share Draft. As soon as you click Share Draft, the email draft will get automatically saved.
  2. Select the users you want to share the draft with, from the drop-down list. You can also search for them using the search bar.
  3. Once done, click Share.

After clicking share, the invitees will receive a notification alerting them of the shared draft. The invitees can view the email draft by clicking on the notification. 

You can view the list of people you shared the draft with, by clicking on the any of invitee avatars of the list. You can also add new users by clicking the Invite button or the + icon.

You can continue making changes to the draft and any changes made will get reflected automatically and dynamically, when the email draft gets saved. Apart from the draft being autosaved consistently, you can also manually save an email draft by clicking the Saved button.

You can click the comment icon to show or hide the comments section. The number of comments will be displayed on the top right corner of the comment icon.

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