After 5.8 update email is now 'required' for Client Import

This really threw me setting up a new instance today … a week or so ago I imported clients from a Quickbooks setup and it didn’t require the email field to be valid … and today it does?

I started getting ‘import failed’ emails with a whole bunch of warnings about email being a required field now.

What prompts this requirement?

A lot of clients don’t want to be emailed the invoice from a sale/service, and don’t want to provide it unnecessarily to people these days.


@david can you please advise?