Set Up Proactive Agentless Email

Prior to setting up proactive email, your tenant must be enabled for Personal Connection (PC) and you must have your own email server to handle your emails. Talk to your account manager if you have questions.

Create a Message Template

Required permissions: Message Templates Create

  1. Click the app selector and select ACD.

  2. Go to OutboundMessage Templates.

  3. Click Create New.

  4. Set the Type to Email and enter a Name for the message template.

  5. Enter a Subject for the email and a From email address.
  6. If you want to send copies of the email internally or to others who are not on the contact list, add the email addresses to the CC or BCC field.
  7. Enter the Message Body. Select Use HTML if you want to add HTML tags directly in the message body to help format the email message.
  8. IF you want to add variables to the message body, type the exact name of a mapped field in the contact list and enclose it in curly brackets. For example, if your contact list has a column called FirstName and you enter {FirstName} somewhere in the Message Body, the contact's first name will appear in the email message in place of the variable. You can use variables regardless of whether or not you select Use HTML.
  9. Select the Direction you want.
  10. Click Create.

Create a Campaign

Required permissionsCampaigns Create

If you've already created a campaignClosed A grouping of skills used to run reports. that you plan to use, you can skip this step. For example, you may have a campaign that you intend to use across several channels.

  1. Click the app selector and select ACD.
  2. Go to Contact SettingsCampaigns.
  3. Click Create New.
  4. Enter a value in the Campaign Name field.
  5. Click Create Campaign.

Create a Proactive Email Skill

Required permissions: Skills Create and Skills Edit

  1. Click the app selector and select ACD.

  2. Go to Contact SettingsACD Skills.

  3. Click Create New > Single Skill.

  4. Set the Media Type to Email and Inbound/Outbound to Outbound, and Outbound Strategy to Personal Connection.
  5. Enter a Skill Name.
  6. Select the Campaign you want the skill to be part of.
  7. Select a Message Template from the drop-down.
  8. Click Create. Complete additional configurations to customize or manage your skills.

Create an Email Contact List

Required permissions: Calling List Create

You can work with your account representative to set up Proactive XS, which is a Studio script that pulls contact data from your CRM to use as a contact list. Alternatively, you can use the following steps to manually create a contact list and upload it in CXone.

You can't use the same calling list for both email and phone. However, you can upload the calling list twice to assign it to an email skill and a phone skill separately.

  1. Click the app selector and select ACD.

  2. Go to ListsCustom Data Definitions.

  3. Click Create New.

  4. Enter a Field Name. If you plan to use the field as a script variable, don't use spaces in the name. Be careful not to give a custom field the same name as a system field.

  5. Set the Type to Email.
  6. Click Add.

  7. Open a spreadsheet editor or text editor. If you're using a text editor, decide whether to separate the values with commas or tabs.
  8. If you want to, use the first row to label your columns. Create at least two columns: one for a unique ID and one for an email address.

  9. Enter the data for each contact.

  10. Save the file in one of the approved formats:

Upload the Email Contact List

If you're re-uploading a calling list after making critical updates, stop the associated ACD skill. Restart the ACD skill when you're done uploading calling lists.

  1. Click the app selector and select ACD.

  2. Go to ListsCalling.

  3. Click Select File.

  4. Read the compliance agreement and click Accept to continue.

  5. Enter a List Name. Select the Upload New radio button if you want to select a new list from your computer, or Select Existing if you want to modify a list you already uploaded.

    If uploading, click Choose File. If modifying, type the File Name or click Browse. Find and select the calling list you want to upload or use. Configure any optional fields as needed.

  6. Click Next.
  7. If you used the first row of your calling list to label the columns, select Use First Row as Column Names next to Header. Review the automatic mapping done by PC, map any unmapped fields, and configure time zone handling and an expiration date.
  8. If it's not already done for you, map your phone numbers and email addresses in Map Destinations. Add and remove destinations as needed.

    If you map a phone field to a specific ACD skill, it appears under the cadence options for that skill. If you don't want to include a specific phone number in the Maximum Attempts or cadence calling order, don't map those phone number to fields. Once you map the field, you can't remove it from the cadence settings.

  9.  When the file uploads, PC displays the progress and the number of records that loaded successfully and unsuccessfully. If the calling list contains invalid records, use the following steps to fix the errors.
    1. Click Download Link in the warning box that appears.

    2. Open the file to view the problems with the upload. In this example, the record in row 6 doesn't have a phone number:

    3. Fix the problem in the calling list and save it.
    4. Upload the updated file.

Start the Proactive Email Skill

Required permissions: Dialer Manager Edit and access to campaigns

If you plan to create a schedule, you can skip this step. If you want to manually turn your PC ACD skill off and on, do the following steps after completing all configuration.

  1. Click the app selector and select ACD.

  2. Go to Contact SettingsACD Skills.

  3. Click the skillClosed Used to automate delivery of interactions based on agent skills, abilities, and knowledge you want to start.

  4. Click Start.

  5. When you are done using the skill, click Stop.

Depending on how Proactive Email is used in your organization, consider whether to perform these optional tasks: