Access email contents

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:39 am
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Access email contents

This feature request is to optionally capture the contents of the scanned email either in a variable or postgres DB.

Use Case:

Email gets scanned and contains information about whether school is closed or government is closed and an action group executes to trigger the right Indigo house mode.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:42 am
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Re: Access email contents

Use Better Email plugin. The message contents are stored in the device state, and you can use a trigger to do whatever you want with it.

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:49 am
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Re: Access email contents

+1

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Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:57 am
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Re: Access email contents

FlyingDiver wrote:
Use Better Email plugin. The message contents are stored in the device state, and you can use a trigger to do whatever you want with it.


I'll give it a shot

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Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:14 am
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Re: Access email contents

ryanbuckner wrote:
FlyingDiver wrote:
Use Better Email plugin. The message contents are stored in the device state, and you can use a trigger to do whatever you want with it.


I'll give it a shot


This solution worked great. Here's what I was able to do:

1) Step 1 - Better Email scans the email and triggers when the "from" field matches
2) The trigger runs a quick python script to extract a URL and push it to an Indigo variable
3) Another trigger sees the variable change and launches a python script that visits the URL from the variable (email) to complete a daily survey

This saves me lots of compliance issues because I have a survey I must submit each morning. The URL changes every day but my results are always the same.

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Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:33 am
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Re: Access email contents

ryanbuckner wrote:
This solution worked great. Here's what I was able to do:

1) Step 1 - Better Email scans the email and triggers when the "from" field matches
2) The trigger runs a quick python script to extract a URL and push it to an Indigo variable
3) Another trigger sees the variable change and launches a python script that visits the URL from the variable (email) to complete a daily survey

This saves me lots of compliance issues because I have a survey I must submit each morning. The URL changes every day but my results are always the same.


Excellent.

Though I do wonder why you're doing that with two different scripts, rather than all in one script. Unless there's a reason you need to save the URL in the variable?

joe (aka FlyingDiver)
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Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:58 am
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Re: Access email contents

to save it for rerun in case it fails

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Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:59 am
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Re: Access email contents

ryanbuckner wrote:
to save it for rerun in case it fails


Ah. Good point.

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