Start Receiving Tickets

Offering a variety of channels from where your customers can contact you grants them flexibility and the right to choose the best one for themselves. And, in order to make sure inquiries across all channels get addressed, it is essential to have a solution where all interactions come in one place.

Channels options to submit tickets

Go to Helpdesk ‣ Configuration ‣ Helpdesk Teams, and enable the following features as you want them to be available to your users.

View of a helpdesk teams setting page emphasizing the channels options in Odoo Helpdesk

Email Alias

Let your customers submit tickets by sending an email to your support email address. The subject line of the email becomes the title of the ticket and the content is shown in the Chatter.
Select Configure domain name to be redirected to Settings and, from there, enable External Email Servers to determine or change your Alias Domain.
View of the settings page of a helpdesk team emphasizing the email alias feature in Odoo Helpdesk


Using your own email server is required to send and receive emails in Odoo Community and Enterprise. Online users benefit from a ready-to-use email server.

Website Form

Allow your customers to submit a ticket by filling in a form through your website.
Once the feature is activated, get redirected to your website by clicking on Go to Website.
View of the settings page of a helpdesk team emphasizing the Go to Website button in Odoo Helpdesk

From the website page customize the form as you like. Then, publish it by clicking on Unpublished.

View of the website form to submit a ticket for Odoo Helpdesk

Live Chat

Through live interactions with your website visitors, helpdesk tickets can be instantly created and redirected to the right person.
Click on your helpdesk team’s name - for the example below: Customer Care - and set up your channel.
View of the settings page of a helpdesk team emphasizing the live chat features and links in Odoo Helpdesk

Now, your operators can create tickets by using the command /helpdesk (subject_of_ticket).

Prioritize tickets

Use the stars to prioritize your tickets. The most urgent ones appear at the top of your list on the Kanban view.

  • 1 star = Low priority

  • 2 stars = High priority

  • 3 stars = Urgent

View of a team’s kanban view and the prioritized tasks in Odoo Helpdesk