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ERMS-Email headers are removed while replying or forwarding

Hi CRM Team,

The email the is received in the agent inbox is can be viewed, replied or forwarded. But the issue I'm facing is that: when the agent replies on the email or forwards the email, all mail headers are removed.

From our system, we are setting certain mail headers for tracking purposes, but since ERMS is removing all headers, the email is not getting processed.

Can anyone please share any configuration setting that can be modified in order to ensure that ERMS replies or forwards retain mail headers from the incoming email or propose a workaround/ solution.



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  • Former Member Corrine Guan

    Hello Corrine,

    The headers which i need are: Message Id and References.

    As part of sending the email, we put some tracking information in the Message id header and we need that information for further tracking in case the user replies or forwards that email to anyone else.

    In normal mail clients, whatever is present in the Message id of the incoming mail gets copied over to the header called References and In-Reply-To. But when i reply on a mail from the ERMS, these headers are not present at all... this is causing problems on our end where we use that information in the References and In-Reply-To headers for keeping track of the mail thread.

    While researching on this issue, I found the following links, where they indicate there are some settings that can be changed to make sure that the headers are not lost. Can you please take a look at it and help me.



  • Hello Roopa,

    Still not very clear about your expectation details.

    1. Do you mean tracking texts? Please check if the 'tracking text' parts in following help document is what you need:

    There is some introduction to 'tracking text' in KBA 2535284 - CRM IC: tracking text or standard response not automatically added to E-Mail/E-Mail signature required for E-Mail Editor

    2. If above 'tracking text' is not what you need, would you please provide all the steps you do in a standard business role? And then highlight and mark the places and values where your header are expected to appear?

    3. May we know what you do in detail for 'we are setting certain mail headers for tracking purposes'?

    Best Regards, Corrine

  • Former Member Corrine Guan

    Thanks for the response Corrine.

    1. No, i did not mean the 'Tracking Text'. This is usually in the mail body... what we are adding is in the mail header.

    Our usecase:

    1. As part of Ariba messaging feature, we send out email notifications to the customer's CRM, where the emails are handled by ERMS.

    2. in the mails from Ariba, we populate certain headers of the email. i.e. Message-ID. see the SMTP mail headers at this link:

    Header name         Protocol
       -----------         --------
       Date                Mail      Message date and time
       From                Mail      Mailbox of message author
       Sender              Mail      Mailbox of message sender
       Reply-To            Mail      Mailbox for replies to message
       To                  Mail      Primary recipient mailbox
       Cc                  Mail      Carbon-copy recipient mailbox
       Bcc                 Mail      Blind-carbon-copy recipient
       Message-ID          Mail      Message identifier
       In-Reply-To         Mail      Identify replied-to message(s)
       References          Mail      Related message identifier(s)
       Subject             Mail      Topic of message
       Comments            Mail      Additional comments about the
       Keywords            Mail      Message key words and/or phrases
       Resent-Date         Mail      Date and time message is resent
       Resent-From         Mail      Mailbox of person for whom message
                                     is resent
       Resent-Sender       Mail      Mailbox of person who actually
                                     resends the message
       Resent-To           Mail      Mailbox to which message is resent
       Resent-Cc           Mail      Mailbox(es) to which message is
                                     cc'ed on resend
       Resent-Bcc          Mail      Mailbox(es) to which message is
                                     bcc'ed on resend
       Resent-Reply-To     Mail      Resent reply-to
       Resent-Message-ID   Mail      Message identifier for resent

    3. When any other mail client(Microsoft Outlook, Lotus notes, etc.) creates a reply mail it generally copies over the Message-ID on to another header called References. But that is not happening with replies from ERMS.

    4. Please see the attached images, first one(incoming-mail-headers-dev3.png) is the incoming email headers as seen through a text editor, and second one(reply-mail-headers-dev3.png) is the reply email headers that are created by Outlook as part of the reply email.

    The value for header called Message id in the incoming mail has been copied over to the 2 headers called References and In-Reply-To in the reply email.



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  • Dec 19, 2017 at 05:04 AM

    Hello Roopa,

    So from my understanding, you expect the message-id of original email to be contained in 'reference' and 'In-Reply-To' in the MIME of the Email replied from CRM, right?

    Would you please upload the MIME file here for the replied Email? You can find it in the SOST ->select relevant mail -> Right click -> Display MIME representation. Details are:

    Best Regards, Corrine

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    • Former Member Corrine Guan

      That's right Corrine. I also happened to get the same answer from one of the senior people in the CRM IC layer regarding this requirement.

      Thanks for your research and help.