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Manually Trigger Flow a selected Email

Is there any way to have a flow triggered manuall from any email.

Eg I get 100s of emails from the same people with generally the same characteristics (so cant trigger from known data).
I might read a particular email and decide that this one needs 1 of 3 flows to happen.

Can I inside the email select a button or something and have a flow triggered that will be able to capture information from that email? (Eg only when and IF I decide)

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Re: Manually Trigger Flow a selected Email

Hi @acwalker84 there isn't a trigger available from Outlook which does everything you want at the moment. This seems to be a good suggestion to me so would be worth raising a suggestion to the Flow team.


The one trigger you have available to you, is a Flow can fire when an email is flagged, and then you can process that in specific ways. It won't give you everything in your requirements list, but it might give you a start.

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Re: Manually Trigger Flow a selected Email

Hi @acwalker84,


As MattWeston365 mentioned there is currently no way to trigger a flow from within an email.


I wanted a similar process to you and so if I want to run a certain action on a certain email I forward that email to myself with different "trigger" words in the subject line. I then have a flow which checks for emails that I have received from myself and run conditions based on the subject line.

Not ideal, but the best I could think of at the time! A similar process may be suitable for you.


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Re: Manually Trigger Flow a selected Email

Since I normally use Flagging in my email and don't want to have the Flow run on everything, I created a folder called Flow.  Then setup the Trigger to only run when messages in that specific Folder are Flagged.  So now I can drag an email to that Folder and then Flag it to start the Flow, but the Flow doesn't run on other messages.


Note: This trigger works on Polling so it may take a few minutes before the Flow actually runs.

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Community Support Team
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Re: Manually Trigger Flow a selected Email

Hi @acwalker84 ,


The trigger "Manually Trigger Flow a selected Email" is not supported in microsoft flo currently, if you would like this feature to trigger flow for a selected email to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:


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