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Count number of emails recieved and emails sent

Hi,

 

I am trying to build an automated flow that count the emails that arrives in a shared mailbox, and the emails sent from the same mailbox in order to track the activity.  

 

I tried to build the flow, and in regards to emails arriving I was looking at https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Count-the-number-of-emails-received-in-a-day-via-...

This gave an error though, and I believe it is because I need to do something about my sharepoint list. 

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Any idea to changes I need to doto get emails recieved flow working and how I can count the emails sent? 

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Hey @Christian8 

You can query the graph to obtain this data, albeit this a slightly more complex approach as you'll need to manage authentication, HTTP request / response, etc. - see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/reportroot-getemailactivityusercounts?view=graph-rest-1.0...

Your current Flow isn't to far away from recording email activity, but you need to make a decision on how you wish to record the data as this will affect how you store the data in SharePoint... if it's simply a total count then you can just add a single list item, and increment every time an email is received... if you need a daily, weekly, monthly count etc. then you'll need to create a list item for every mail received, you can then use the 'SharePoint Get Items' action and use the 'Filter Query' to return the items which meet the time-frame criteria (1 day, week, etc)... finally just check the length of the returned array.

Finally, I don't think you can record emails sent in this way as there isn't a Flow trigger for sent email.

I'd suggest querying the graph is probably the best solution.

HTH

Jay

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Hey @Christian8 

Can you share your FLow configuration (Screen shot) please? and confirm which action is generating the error?

Thanks J

Hi, 

Thank you for your response.

See below screenshots for flow so far. It is "get item" that fails with the screenshot in the first post. The second part of the problem counting the amount of sent items I am not sure if flow can handle? There is not function called "When a new emails is sent from a shared mailbox"

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Hi @Christian8 

You're using the SharePoint 'Get Item' action to retrieve an item from the 'Mail Tracker' list with an ID of 1... so every time the Flow's runs it would always try to obtain that list item which I'm guessing doesn't exist ... hence the 404 error.

Have you verified that the item with an ID of 1 exists in the list?

HTH

Jay

 

Hi Jay, 

 

I believe you are right, but inserting 1 in a cell does not solve the issue, just causing a new one.

I am new to ms flow, but I would very much like to learn. 

Is there a way (on a daily basis) to count the number of mails arriving at a mailbox, and the number sent from the mailbox using MS flow? 

 

Hey @Christian8 

You can query the graph to obtain this data, albeit this a slightly more complex approach as you'll need to manage authentication, HTTP request / response, etc. - see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/api/reportroot-getemailactivityusercounts?view=graph-rest-1.0...

Your current Flow isn't to far away from recording email activity, but you need to make a decision on how you wish to record the data as this will affect how you store the data in SharePoint... if it's simply a total count then you can just add a single list item, and increment every time an email is received... if you need a daily, weekly, monthly count etc. then you'll need to create a list item for every mail received, you can then use the 'SharePoint Get Items' action and use the 'Filter Query' to return the items which meet the time-frame criteria (1 day, week, etc)... finally just check the length of the returned array.

Finally, I don't think you can record emails sent in this way as there isn't a Flow trigger for sent email.

I'd suggest querying the graph is probably the best solution.

HTH

Jay

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