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Configuring Email Message Priorities

You can set custom priority to interactions in the queue based on specific conditions. You can specify conditions which when met by an interaction can take a higher or a lower priority than the default priority set for the queue.You customize how the selected queue prioritizes specific types of interactions. To use the Interactions feature, you must be using the local CRM.If you are using the local CRM, use the Email Queue, Interactions tab to customize how the selected queue prioritizes specific types of interactions.

For example, AcmeJets has an email support queue whose default priority is set to 2. This queue handles support enquiries from all customers. To better serve its customers before others, AcmeJets can define a higher interaction priority for email regarding cases with high severity than the rest. When an interaction meets the condition, the default interaction priority overrides the default priority of the queue thus allowing agents to attend to cases with high severity faster.

To define custom priority for interactions:

  1. Click Interactions tab.

    Figure 57: Queues >Email Queue > Interactions tab

  2. Set a value for Default Interaction Priority within the Queue.

  3. Define an interaction rule to specify a matching condition.
    1. Click or Add.

      Figure 58: Adding a new Interaction Rule

    2. Select a CRM field from the list and specify a value.

    3. Set a value for interaction priority for calls matching the rule.
    4. Check Enable Priority Routing Rule option to activate the rule.

      Figure 59: Specifying a new interaction rule

    5. Click Add this Rule.

      Figure 60: A Queue with an interaction rule

  4. Add one or more rules.
  5. Click Save.

Summary of Email Queue Page, Interactions Tab

Table 27 summarizes the options available in the Email Queue page, Interactions tab.

Table 27: Summary of Email Queue page, Interactions tab options

Interactions tab option Description

Set default interaction priority within the queue

To customize the priority for specific types of interactions within this queue, choose a non-default priority level, then in the condition area, specify the conditions that will receive the non-default priority.

In the list, 1 equals lowest default interaction priority, 100 equals highest interaction priority.

Add, Edit, Delete

Click on the respective icons to create modify, or remove an interaction priority rule.

If the value of the field

Choose a local CRM field definition.

Your choice enables the options available in the equals list, described in the next table row.

For more information about CRM fields, see CRM Custom Fields, on page 1.


Choose a field value from the list.

The choice in the if the value of the field list, described in the preceding table row, determines the choices available in the equals list.

For example, if Customer Type equals Platinum then set interaction priority to 90.

set interaction priority to

Choose the interaction priority applied when the conditions specified in the if the value of the field list and equals lists is true.

Enable priority routing rule

Select to enable Virtual Contact Center the rule.


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