Up Your Email Game with Gmail and Outlook Elements

By Peyton Steiner in Product Updates Posted Jul 9, 2018

We are announcing two new email Elements that have been added to our catalog: Gmail and Outlook. These additions add a more granular control to email, mainly personal email, in your integration strategy in addition to SendGrid, MailJet or MailChimp that focus on volume. While each are valuable in their own right with large ecosystems of users, launching them together allows Cloud Elements customers to interact more intimately with their integrations, primarily when used in Formulas and testing scenarios.

An easy way to get started is to add one of these Elements (or both) into an existing Formula as a notification. Integration success confirmation email? How about a quick note when a failure occurs? Better yet, craft helpful and detailed email notifications for both internal and external customers.

Speaking of Formulas, you can even use email from our new Gmail or Outlook Elements as a trigger to kick off different Formulas on demand, without having to log into Cloud Elements. To accomplish this, set up polling for Gmail’s “changed-messages” resource or Outlook’s “messages” resource as your triggering event.

Do you need to notify several people or a distribution alias? Swap out these Elements for notifications that you might use currently in Slack. Like all our Elements we also support Bulk, allowing you to connect and backup your email data to cloud storage services such as Google Suite, OneDrive, SharePoint, OneNote, Dropbox, Evernote, and more.

By using our normalized Gmail and Outlook Elements, you will be able to integrate using the leading email services with lower development costs than implementing these integrations with custom development. Organizations are often stuck with picking between the two as each has different nuances and ecosystems. However, using Virtual Data Models, you can quickly develop integrations for both ecosystems with our unique one-to-many approach.

To get started with the Gmail or Outlook Elements, login into Cloud Elements, authenticate an instance and us the Try It Out button to GET and POST messages between them.

More documentation can be found on our new portal:

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