You can use IBM App Connect to pass key data between Gmail™ email service and other apps – automatically, in real-time.
You can use App Connect to connect Gmail to your apps by mapping data graphically – without the need for coding – meaning that you can achieve a return on your investment in minutes or hours, not days or months.
This guide is to show you how …
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Gmail is Google’s free web-based email service offering its users 15GB of storage for messages, chat and archiving.
A typical business scenario
You’re a busy Sales professional with a lot on your plate. You’re always using Slack and rarely check your email client anymore. You understand however that not everybody wants to use Slack and some people still prefer to send emails (like a particular client you think might be interested in a new product line your company is launching). You’ve been waiting to hear back from this client and you want to be notified immediately when they have sent you an email so that you don’t miss an opportunity to follow-up.
How App Connect can help
Use App Connect to connect Gmail to Slack so that when messages are received in Gmail you are notified immediately in Slack. This way, important emails wont go unmissed and you can stay rest assured that you are keeping on top of important work.
It’s easy to build flows in IBM App Connect that create messages automatically, freeing up your time for the work that’s important to you.
What should I consider first?
- The “New email” event can only process emails up to 10MB.
You can see a full list of the trigger events and the actions that are available with Gmail on the Applications tab on the App Connect Catalog page.
- To connect IBM App Connect to Gmail, you use basic auth with OAuth credentials. You need to provide an OAuth 2.0 client ID, client secret, access token, and refresh token with appropriately-selected scopes for Google® APIs. Getting those OAuth credentials is described in Getting OAuth client ID, client secret, access token, and refresh token for Google applications.
Using the notification node with Gmail
Learn how easy it is to create an event-driven flow in App Connect Designer to introduce user actions within a flow.
Using the Situation detector node with Gmail
Learn how easy it is to create an event-driven flow in App Connect Designer to detect recurring situations.