Trigger workflow based on Email
I read the interesting wiki page on Detectors and was wondering if one could build a local detector (not OpenFlow) which could initiate a workflow (or sequence) triggered upon receipt of a certain Email (from a specific Sender and containing specific keywords in the subject). I know there is this Get Mails activity and it requires Outlook to be up and running, correct? A different mail client would also work or just Outlook?
Has anyone built a workflow triggered by an Email already?
Would love to get a setup like this running...
Allan Zimmermann last edited by
Yes, that could be built .. there is a standard interface for creating detectors in the robot, so you could create a detector that react on new emails.
But I don't believe in "inventing something that has already been made" and we can get the same functionality using NodeRED and "Mail in" node or "smtp server" node, that is why I have not made such a detector.
But if you, for some reason, cannot use NodeRED, you could make such a detecor, compile as a dll and dump it in the %userprofile%\openrpa\extensions directory, or publish it as a nuget package and install it using the package manager in openrpa.
Look under "New Detectors" at