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Use trigger "When an email is flagged" in emails stored in subfolders


I am trying to use an existing template to create planner tasks when a new email is "flagged". The problem I am having is that I have all the emails automatically distributed in outlook sub-folders, and the template only allows me to check in one outlook folder at a time.

I have more than 30 sub-folders, and I guess I could do it work by having 30 different flows, but it must be something more direct.

Is there any wild characeter, or something I can add on the code so any email flagged in inbox and its subfolders activates the trigger?


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Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

Hey, unfortunately i do not think so it is a 1:1 mapping with the folder.

New Member

I have the same challenge. Any wildcard we could use as folder name?

Memorable Member
Memorable Member

We can't use wildcards there. To solve the problem I'd create an add-in for Outlook. Not a flow.

Hi Victor,


Would you mind elaborating your workaround please?


I'm having the same problem too



Memorable Member
Memorable Member

An Outlook  COM add-in can "listen to" different folders, but a flow cannot. That's all.

Continued Contributor
Continued Contributor

Buenas tardes @daviddiez 


There is the To Do connector that will solve your issue.


It did for me. I am able to flag an email in any folder and then create a task. 


I use the To-do connector. Every email you flag no matter which folder, Outlook web puts it into a Flagged Email folder.


When I flag an email it triggers and then I create a task out of it with a preset due date and reminder. Then I come back and "unflag" the email or I will have an email and a task marked, which I don't need.


You can create a planner task after the trigger.


The action states a specific folder, but that specific folder is where all flagged emails go to "Flagged Emails" folder.



Great work around thanks. 

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