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Transfer emails to a different queue in 8x8 Contact Center


In Contact Center, after accepting an email, you may want to transfer it back to the same queue or another queue to be handled by better skilled agents, or to tend to historical handling. You can transfer an email interaction to a different queue after you accept the email and during the post processing time.

Applies To

  • Contact Center


To transfer a new email interaction to a different queue:

  1. In the Control Panel and from the Email tab, accept an email interaction offered.
  2. During post processing timeout interval, and from the Two Tabs view, go to the Queues tab in the Control Panel.
  3. Select the queue to transfer the email interaction, and click Transfer.
  4. The email processing ends on your end and is presented to another agent available in the transferred queue.

Note: You must transfer before the post processing interval lapses.

Additional Information

Agents may experience some delay in accessing the entire list of queues whether or not they are part of them. An exclamation symbol next to the Transfer button indicates the partial loading of the queues. Depending on the number of queues and their sizes, it may take some time for the entire list to load.

If you wish to transfer to an unattended queue, you receive a warning about the non-availability of agents, or you may be blocked from transferring. You can disable the warning message by selecting Do not show this message again only if your 8x8 Contact Center administrator has given you the right permission. Disabling the warning message prevents you from receiving this message again. Click Continue to transfer the interaction.

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