Due to some API policy changes from Google, your Gmail Bots might stop working from January 1, 2020. But we have a solution. If you are a Gsuite user, you can simply whitelist Automate.io in your Admin panel (refer to this article to learn how to do that).
If you are a non-Gsuite / personal Gmail user who uses Gmail to sends emails, refer to this article.
If you are somebody who is unable to whitelist our app or are a personal Gmail user who wants to use triggers such as ‘New Email’, ‘New Label Created’ and ‘Starred Email’ in your Bots, continue reading.
For you, we have created our own built-in email app called ‘Email’. This is how it works—you are basically using ‘Email’ as your Trigger app in place of Gmail. Then, you set up forwarding in your Gmail which sends your emails (based on the conditions you’ve set) automatically to ‘Email’. And then, you can continue setting up your Bot by adding further actions. In other words, ‘Email’ is a bridge between Gmail and your action apps to help you run your Bots without any problems.
Follow the steps below to know how to set it up.
Step 1: Click Create a Bot.
Step 2: Under Select Trigger app, in the search box, search for Email and select it.
Step 3: Select the Trigger event as New Email.
Step 4: Select the Action app of your choice, say Trello. Then, select the Action to be done and configure your Bot.
Step 5: Click Get Email Address under the Email app.
A window appears which shows the address of the Bot. Copy the address and click I’m Done.
Step 6: Save and proceed to test the Bot.
Step 7: Now, go to your Gmail. Click the gear button on the top-right and select Settings.
Step 8: Go to Forwarding and POP/IMAP. Under Forwarding, click the Add a forwarding address button.
Enter the Bot’s address that you’ve copied earlier in the popup and click Next.
Step 9: A new window opens asking you for confirmation. Click Proceed.
And then click OK.
Step 10: A confirmation code will be sent to your Gmail. Copy the code and paste it in the confirmation code box against the Bot address you’ve used for forwarding. And click Verify.
Step 11: Now, go to Filtered and Blocked Addresses and click Create a new filter at the bottom of the page.
Step 12: Set up a filter based on your requirements and click Create filter.
Step 13: Check the box against Forward it to, choose the Bot’s address to which you want your emails to be forwarded to and click Create filter.
That's all. You will now be able to use the triggers 'New Email’, ‘New Label Created’ and ‘Starred Email’ in your Bots without any interruptions.
If you need any help, reach out to our support.