Follow Up Boss Notifications

The following table shows when notifications are sent out to you from Follow Up Boss:

Event Email Notification   Text Notification   Push Notification (Mobile) Push Notification (Desktop) Shows in FUB Inbox
Added as Collaborator ✓         
Mentioned using "@" in a note ✓         
Inquiry from existing lead    
New lead  
Lead re-assigned to you    
Missed call       Yes
Receive one-on-one or group text (new, reply, etc.)     Yes
New Voicemail from Non-Existing Client       Yes
Someone opens your email        
Someone clicks your email        
Task re-assigned to you  ✓        
Task Reminder  ✓      
Team Inbox - Conversation Assigned to You      ✓ Yes
Team Inbox - Incoming Text      ✓ Yes
Team Inbox - Missed Call       ✓ Yes
Team Inbox - Voicemail      ✓ Yes
Team Inbox - @mentioned in a Conversation        

New Lead Alerts- Assigned Agent: If your phone number is in your settings, you will receive a text notification for all new leads in addition to an email notification and a desktop notification (if enabled). These alerts come 24/7. For more on this, check out New Lead Alerts.

New Lead Alerts - Admin User: If you are an Admin user, you can enable your account to receive notifications for new leads for all agents.  These will come as both email alerts and text alerts.

Reassigned Leads: If a lead is reassigned to you, you will receive a text notification and/or an email notification depending on whether one or multiple leads were reassigned to you.

You are added as a Collaborator: If you are added as a collaborator on a lead, you will receive an email notification.

Ongoing Lead Activity: If you receive a new inquiry, etc., from an existing lead, you will receive an email notification and a text message.

Task Notifications: If someone assigns you a task, you will get notified of the new task via email.  However, you will not receive a notification at the time of day the task is due. The FUB Calendar and Task feature is a great way to view all of your tasks for today, in the future, and even those that are overdue.  If you utilize the Google Calendar sync, you can set your Google Calendar to alert you.

Notes: If someone is mentioned in a note, we will alert them via email. (Assigned agents/lenders will not receive a notification for every note.)

Missed Calls: If you have the Calling feature enabled, and you have a missed call, it will show up in the contact’s timeline, and also right inside your Inbox.

Team Inbox:

Notifications are available for desktop and the iPhone app, but Android app users won't receive notifications at this time.

  • When an unknown contact reaches out to the team inbox and the conversation is assigned to the team inbox, a notification will be sent to any user who has access to the team inbox. 
  • When a known contact reaches out to the team inbox and the conversation is assigned to a team inbox, a notification will be sent to any user who has access to the team inbox and the known contact. 
  • When a known or unknown contact reaches out to the team inbox and the conversation is assigned to an agent, a notification will be sent to the assigned agent regardless of access to the team inbox or the contact.

Texting Through Follow Up Boss: When using the texting feature, if the lead sends you a text message, you will receive:

  • Desktop notifications (if enabled)
  • iPhone push notifications (the alert view is best)
  • Android push notifications (with the new Android app)
  • You will NOT receive text or email notifications

See this video on how texting works on iPhone. 

Please note:

  • The push notifications will only go to the agent assigned to the lead.
  • If a lead calls your virtual FUB texting number, the call will route to the assigned agent's cell phone or the number saved on the settings page.

This is how you enable notifications:


Troubleshooting Tips:

I’m not getting new lead alerts - what should I do?

  • Make sure the lead is actually a new lead.  We won’t send a text if the lead already exists in FUB.
  • Check your settings - make sure your phone number is in FUB and that you have text alerts checked off so we can send you text alerts.
  • Make sure you are checking the right email inbox - email notifications will be sent to the email address you use to log into FUB.
  • Check your email/text messages - these can get lost in the clutter! search in your email.
  • Still having trouble? Reach out to and let us know the name of a lead you didn’t get notified about!

I'm not getting all of my Lead Alert Text SMS Notifications - What should I do?

We have seen an increase in carriers not delivering/filtering "Lead Text Alerts" mainly from AT&T. We are actively working with our provider & carriers (ATT&T, Verizon, & T-Mobile) to get this resolved. 

We recently added a dedicated number to help improve Lead Alert SMS Text deliverability along with including new suppression logic for SMS Text Lead notifications (New lead, Re-assigned, Inquiry) to a maximum of 1 every 10 seconds to help prevent excessive individual agent mobile numbers from triggering a mobile carrier Text SMS suppression.

We would advise everyone to rely on Mobile Push Notification alerts and/or email as those are not subject to mobile carrier suppressions. For help setting up Mobile Push notifications on your phone learn more in our help section iPhone & Android or contact us

Here is the number:

Adding this number as a Follow Up Boss Lead Alert Contact on your Phone will help you identify messages quickly.