Use Zapier to send Emails to Slack


Sometimes it can be more convenient not to have emails end up in your Inbox but somewhere else. A perfect place you would want to send information to is Slack. This is super easy; you can just use ForwardMX to forward specific Emails to Zapier and from there into your Slack

1. Login to Zapier and create a new Zap

The basic account is free so don't worry. Zapier also makes a lot of other interesting things so it is for sure worth to check out.

2. Choose Email as your Zap Trigger

Choose Email as your Zap Trigger

3. Set “New Inbound Email”

New Inbound Email

3. Define a email prefix

Define a email prefix

4. Send a test email from any email account

Send a test email from any email account Receive Test Email

5. Set Slack as Action App

Set Slack as Action App

6. Set “Send Channel Message”

You can also choose private message and many other options, but in most cases you will most likely want to have the email forwarded to a channel.

Send Channel Message

7. Configure the Slack message format

You can configure to your preference; this below is my configuration which I think is optimal. But what do I know

Configure the Slack message format Configure the Slack message format 2

8. Confirm & Test

Zapier will send the test email you sent before your defined Slack channel now.

Confirm & Test

9. Yay!

Now everything is ready and set. Give your Zap a name and activate it. As soon as this is done, you can use your defined email as a destination within ForwardMX and get your emails forwarded to Slack!

Yay

10. Get creative!

Slack is only one possible Action App to choose from. You can do so much more! Browse the catalog of Zapier and maybe you find entirely new and unique use cases. Have fun!


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