Email Input Plugin Greater Control

Posted by: Rob Atkinson

Email Input Plugin Greater Control - 01/08/13 11:31 AM

I'm currently pulling my hair out testing an Email processing workflow. Everytime I run it, I have to resend the email back to the mailbox as it deletes the original.

Please, please, please can we have a checkbox to disable the deletion of the original email.

It would also be extremely useful to be able to move the email to another folder instead of deleting it.

Thanks, Rob.
Posted by: Philippe F.

Re: Email Input Plugin Greater Control - 01/25/13 10:38 AM

The first request makes sense, but the option would have to be available only in Debug mode (otherwise, the process would constantly loop over the same message because it would always find it in the Inbox when it runs again).

As for moving to the message to another folder, that's already available for Outlook. We'll have to perform some research to find out whether that's possible in a generic fashion for POP3 emails.
Posted by: Rob Atkinson

Re: Email Input Plugin Greater Control - 01/25/13 10:49 AM

Sorry, I've just re-checked and can see the 'move to folder' field quite clearly now.

Regarding the don't delete tick box, I was assuming the the developer would untick this before putting the workflow live, in the same way they would remove the Ignores from branches.

Posted by: -nth-

Re: Email Input Plugin Greater Control - 03/05/13 02:21 PM

Usually what I do to get around this issue is create a folder output as the second task after the email input. I run the process once to grab the email and save it to the folder. From here on out I use that saved file in debug to finish developing the process. I do run across use cases where I can't do that though, so "your mileage may vary".

Hope this helps,