I want to create an app that turns an email into a web hook
This also looks promising: https://github.com/huan/docker-simple-mail-forwarder and it isn't locked into Gmail's API (and would still be instantaneous-is).
I'm also considering AWS SES (Incoming) to parse to a AWS LAMBDA script if I can't make something work on Cloudron, but I'd prefer to build and run this on Clourdon.
Which of these three directions would you go?
Just tried it out: https://demo.espocrm.com/?lang=en_US#EmailFilter/create
That comes close, but just forwards an email to another email. I'm trying to convert can email to then parse it into a web hook.
So I've basically done this inside the packaging for Loomio by polling the
recvmailIMAP box for the app (see https://git.cloudron.io/jimcavoli/loomio-app/-/blob/master/pkg/imap_poller/loomio_relay.rb for code - in ruby because that's what I do most ). The issue over there is that
recvmailisn't playing nicely with simultaneous
sendmailright now. The upstream docker-compose arrangement uses the (somewhat long-unmaintained by all appearances)
mailinpackage (npm) at https://github.com/Flolagale/mailin. There are some other free services online that seem to do this, but most mail relays a la SendGrid, Postmark, etc. also do this as an option as well. There's many ways to approach it - yet another is that once n8n becomes available, it can also do this with its
HTTP Requestcomponents. That is just still waiting for good enough
proxyAuthsupport to make it not a complete vulnerability to deploy.
Integromat was almost EXACTLY what I needed, but it ended up polling every 15 minutes and the web hooks I need to create need to be triggered, coincidentally, before exactly 15 minutes since the code in these emails expire (which makes Integromat not a guarantee of a successful non-expired email).
Do any of the solutions you mentioned allow for instant trigger (email received) -> action (webhooks fired)?
I have no need of sending mail, just receiving it, and parsing the
text_bodyinto a custom webhook that
POSTSthose values. I'll check out n8n!
@jimcavoli I'm leaning towards using Amazon SES Incoming -> AWS LAMBDA Script -> web hook with
It sounds like the simplest option for me at this point, just gotta check what AWS charges (even though I'd rather not use LAMBDA, it's a weird language).
@lonk I'm hoping to get something like this set up soon as well. n8n looks like a great option, so am waiting on
proxyAuthand then the packaged app. Like you, I realized that aren't too many great out of the box solutions for this yet.
@lonk That's a totally valid, effective way to do it. Probably the most instantaneous of all the things mentioned, since it seems speed/latency is a priority for you. Lambda's not that bad to write code for - if you get pretty advanced with it, you can really run nearly any language on the platform, though the officially supported Java, Go, PowerShell, Node.js, C#, Python, and Ruby are the easiest options. You've got a lot of choices there.