Connecting your email allows Follow Up Boss to sync with that email's inbox and calendar. This lets your Follow Up Boss account get even more powerful, to sync emails and appointments with all your Follow Up Boss contacts.
How it Works
Connecting your email to Follow Up Boss syncs emails and appointments to Follow Up Boss contact profiles for a streamlined workflow. No need to bounce from your email to text messages and your calendar. All communication with contacts can be in one place!
How to Connect your Email
- Click on your initials or image in the top right of the screen > My Settings.
- On the settings page, click Sign in with Microsoft or Sign in with Google. Then follow the prompts of your email provider to sign in. If you are usually signed in to multiple email accounts, you will need to select the one account you would like FUB to sync with and sign in to.
Based on your login email (which is the one we recommend you use as your connected email), we'll highlight the button that we think will be the best fit for you to select.
If your login email is Microsoft hosted, it will look like the image below.
If your login email is Google-hosted, it will look like the image below.
Here is a detailed guide on how to connect your Google/Office 365 email address to Follow Up Boss. You can also connect non-Google/Office 365 email addresses with Follow Up Boss as well but we cannot guarantee a successful connection with unsupported email providers.
Difference Between Login and Connected Email
Login Email - This is the email address we send FUB notifications to (new lead alerts, for example) and the email for the merge field. This is also the email address that action plan emails are sent from.
Connected Email - The email address we sync to and the address emails are sent from when you send emails through FUB.
Note: We recommend that the login and connected email addresses are the same.
Once you've connected your email, FUB will be able to:
- Sync Sent and Received Emails to/from FUB contacts
- Stop action plans automatically when a contact replies to an action plan email
- Send emails directly from your email provider
- Remove the small "sent via" message that displays when your email is not connected
- Show a copy of the email in your regular "Sent Mail" folder
- Sync appointments with your calendar
- Process lead notifications from supported Lead Providers
- Integrated multi-language support: English, French, and Spanish (Google Hosted email only)
You can only connect one email per user account. There is no method to connect multiple emails. You may want to add additional users if you'd like to have multiple emails connected.
When you manually import leads using a CSV file, we'll also go look for conversations in the last 90 days related to those leads that you have imported and pull them into Follow Up Boss.
You want to make sure that you do not have yourself in FUB as a test contact. If you do, it's going to think you're a lead and pull in all of your email communication outside of FUB.
You can do that on your My Settings page (click your initials in the top right-hand corner of the page and select My Settings). On that page, you can click the "Disconnect" link next to your Connected Email. Then start over with the steps in this article to connect your new email.
That means that your email has become disconnected from Follow Up Boss. This can happen when you change your password or when a server is updated. Just click the prompt to reconnect your email. When you reconnect an email that was disconnected, we will automatically process leads and emails for up 2 days back. Leads sent to a disconnected email address 2 or more days ago won't be processed automatically and need to be entered manually.
We highly recommend using a Google or Microsoft email for the best experience with Follow Up Boss and for the full benefits of connecting your email. We cannot guarantee a successful connection with unsupported email providers. Follow this guide to try and connect a non-Google or O365 email.
No! All correspondence will continue to be available in the contact/lead profile.
Please proceed or click OK when you get that message when connecting to Google if you want to connect your Google email to Follow Up Boss. The warning states essentially what Follow Up Boss has access to, but changes are made only when it is requested by you so that we can sync Follow Up Boss with your email. After accepting the message, this will allow you to send/receive emails from your Google account from within Follow Up Boss.
We recommend you check out our related article Sharing your Email with Others.