email... is there a way...

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  1. dpace32 macrumors regular

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    So I have an idea that I would like to test out but first I need to figure this out... is there a way to automatically send a specific email (static to field/static message) when I receive an email that contains specific words?

    IE: I would like to send a message to my backup gmail account whenever my ISP account receives a message with a specific phrase in it.

    I am open on the approach to this... I could use Gmail/Mail/Automator/Thunderbird/Outlook, etc.

    Let me know what you think!
    Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You might be able to do this with Mail's rules. Check the preferences to see what setup options you have.
     
  3. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    Well, setting a rule to look out for specific phrases might be possible, especially Gmail filters. Though, I am using Outlook 2011 and have a rule set up where if an email comes from a specific email account, it backs up to a specific folder on my Gmail. I can change the rule from "account" to subject, etc, but not "message body".

    I'm not entirely use that there is a rule on the popular email programs that looks out for phrases in body of an email.
     
  4. dpace32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it looks like gmail can label it, forward it, delete it, etc. but it can't create a new different message and send that one. hmm...
     
  5. Phil A. Moderator

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    Could you use GMail to label the mail and then set a rule up in Outlook for mail coming into the specific IMAP folder (which is basically how labels appear in Outlook)? I know it's a two step process, but it may work?
     

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