Reading/Receiving Messages

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Reading/Receiving Messages

ThinkAutomation can read, receive and parse messages from a variety of different sources. When setting up a ThinkAutomation Account, the ribbon bar contains a number of message source buttons:




The buttons will be highlighted if that message source is enabled for the Account.


Images_try_icon Get Via Email:


 Images_try_icon POP3 Servers

 ThinkAutomation can read messages from any POP3 mail server.


 Images_try_icon IMAP Servers

 ThinkAutomation can read messages from any IMAP compatible mail server.


 Images_try_icon Exchange Servers

 ThinkAutomation can sync messages with a Microsoft Exchange Server via Exchange Web Services (EWS). This includes Office 365.



Images_try_icon Direct API/ThinkAutomation Client Users

ThinkAutomation can process messages submitted via web forms or added directly via it's own API. You can also install the ThinkAutomation 'Client' Application on multiple remote workstations. Network users can drag & drop messages onto the ThinkAutomation Client application. These will be sent to ThinkAutomation for processing.


Images_try_icon File Pickup

ThinkAutomation can read RFC 2822 formatted text files (EML), Outlook Message Files (MSG), text files & HTML files and any other file types from any folder on your system.


Images_try_icon CSV or Excel File Pickup

ThinkAutomation can read CSV (comma separated values) files and Excel Spreadsheets (2007 or higher) from any folder on your system.


Images_try_icon Receive Via SMTP

ThinkAutomation can also receive emails directly via a built-in mail server using the SMTP Receive option. ThinkAutomation will respond to incoming emails instantly, instead of having to periodically login and download emails from external mail servers.


Images_try_icon Database Pull

ThinkAutomation can connect to an external database and check for new records.


Images_try_icon Web Page Lookup

ThinkAutomation can read a web page. It will use the content of the web page as it's message text. Triggers will execute whenever the HTML returned changes.


Images_try_icon RSS Lookup

ThinkAutomation can read messages from any RSS or Twitter feed. Triggers will execute for each new message added to the feed.


Images_try_icon Twitter Feed

ThinkAutomation can connect to Twitter and download the latest Tweets for any given timeline or search term.


Images_try_icon Azure Queue

ThinkAutomation can read messages from a Microsoft Azure Queue.


Images_try_icon Twilio

ThinkAutomation can receive SMS text messages sent to any of your Twilio phone numbers.


Images_try_icon Web Services

Messages can be sent to ThinkAutomation for processing via the ThinkAutomation Web Services or direct HTTP Post. This enables developers to create custom message sources.

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