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Ability to extract email as MSG or EML file from various Flow mail services

Flow nicely integrates with various email services, I see separate Actions and Triggers for Gmail, Office 365 Outlook, Outlook.com.

 

All these services follow a similar pattern. They allow emails to be fetched from an inbox and access the Body, Subject, To, CC etc, which is all nice and well. However, what is deparately needed is the ability to get a copy of the full email in MSG or EML format so the entire email can be passed between services so it can be archived or processed further.

 

I see quite a few people asking for this in the forums and we need it as well so our customers can pass emails (as MSG or EML) into our Flow based PDF Converter.

 

As requested in the following Flow discussions

 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/save-an-email-to-a-document-library/m-p/10351/highlig...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/Save-email-to-Sharepoint-document-library-full-email/...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/Create-a-file-in-SharePoint-when-a-new-item-is-added/...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/O365-Flows-For-sending-attachments-to-SharePoint-libr...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/Save-email-email-message-to-Sharepoint/m-p/9076/threa...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/Issue-with-Outlook-folder/m-p/1633/highlight/true#M19...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/Store-email-in-SharePoint/m-p/21473/highlight/true#M5...

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Forum/Store-email-in-SharePoint/m-p/21473/highlight/true#M5...

 

Most people ask for a very specific implementation (e.g. Store email in SharePoint), but as we already have the facility to create files in SharePoint (and DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box.com) we just need a generic function in each of the provided email services to 'Get email as MSG'. From here on the MSG can be passed into other services without tying the implementation into a specific service.

 

Status: Completed

This feature is now live, read about it here: https://flow.microsoft.com/blog/outlook-connector-more/

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I made the same request months ago! However I needed a solution and had to work around it. I'd love to see the message come as a full file. I used to be able to do that on prem with the mail enabled web parts.
Flow Staff
Status changed to: Planned

Thanks for the feedback (and the great evidence collection linking to the various posts!). We are now planning on doing this feature. Thank you!

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Much appreciated! This will make the process that I am doing much easier. Then we will also be able to delete the email out of the mailbox after the flow runs. As it is now we have ended up keeping all of the email in the mailbox because there could be scenarios where my work around may not capture everything in the email. Mostly because the number of attachments is not predictable. Especially if someone put several screenshots in the email or had images in their signature. I've had several requests for different uses that capturing the entire email as a single file will resolve. Is there a way that we will be notified when this feature becomes available?
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Hi there,

 

Courtenay from Parserr here. Just wanted to let you know. This is exactly what Parserr does We were added to Flow last week and very excited about it.

 

Parserr allows you to turn incoming emails into useful data to use in various other 3rd party systems.You can use to extract anything trapped in email including email body contents and attachments.

 

https://parserr.com

 

Let me know if you need any help. Id gladly set this up for you.

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Courtenay,

 

Although an interesting product Parserr does not appear to be related to this Flow idea. We need the entire email as an MSG file, not parse the content of the email into elements.

 

There certainly is a lot of value in Parserr, but I don't see how it currently does what we are looking for.