Filtering incoming emails

See also:
Combining multiple filters to build complex filter rules
Using scripts to filter emails

Email filters are items used to ignore the received emails that do not meet some conditions. They are also used to perform a different set of actions depending on the contents of the incoming email. The image below shows a very common use of them:

ignoring some emails, processing the rest

The three connections at the top do the following:

  • In the first one, the arrow that starts at the email address itself is connected directly to the action “Forward notification”. This means that any incoming email, regardless of its contents, will be forwarded.
  • The second arrow connects the email filter “emails with [ORD] in the subject” to the second parser. Any email matching the filter condition to be parsed at “parse Paddle data.”
  • The third arrow connects the email filter “emails with [CNL] in the subject” to the first parser. Any email matching the filter condition will be parsed at “parse DR data”.

Email filters are usually very straightforward to set up. Just entering what you expect in a given email type is enough:

basic email filter settings

When an email is received, Email Parser will run all the filters of the email source and follow the arrows to run the rest of the items:

Introduction to email filtering to capture data from ecommerce orders

Email filtering can be more complex if needed. You can combine filters, use regular expressions or, if you are using the Windows App, run C# scripts.


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