Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Regular Visitor

Flow never kicks off

I have a flow that's to be kicked off by tagging an email in any folder in an account.  Works great when I use the "test" option in Flow.


Never triggers automatically, though.  Is there a significant delay to this?

Super User III
Super User III

@ms_user Normally, you can see a delay of up to 5 minutes depending on your license. Can you post a screen shot of your Flow?

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.


Hello @ms_user can you send us a screenshot of your flow?

Sorry for the delay.  I can't show the whole flow (some of the steps won't allow "peek," and I don't know any other way to show what's really there), but here's the first step, which seems to be what's failing (because there's no run history).

    "inputs": {
        "host": {
            "connection": {
                "name": "@parameters('$connections')['shared_outlook']['connectionId']"
        "method": "get",
        "path": "/Mail/OnFlaggedEmail",
        "queries": {
            "folderPath": "Id::AQMkADAwATM3ZmYAZS1hNzcAZS03OWY0LTAwAi0wMAoALgAAAy7V0O49DO9Nu8HycrzEw1wBACo_vc9HVy9Gtr-ZPOHeQHoABCYG9B0AAAA=",
            "importance": "Any",
            "fetchOnlyWithAttachment": false,
            "includeAttachments": true
        "authentication": "@parameters('$authentication')"
    "recurrence": {
        "interval": 15,
        "frequency": "Minute"
    "metadata": {
        "flowSystemMetadata": {
            "swaggerOperationId": "OnFlaggedEmail"
        "Id::AQMkADAwATM3ZmYAZS1hNzcAZS03OWY0LTAwAi0wMAoALgAAAy7V0O49DO9Nu8HycrzEw1wBACo_vc9HVy9Gtr-ZPOHeQHoABCYG9B0AAAA=": "ToDo"
    "splitOn": "@triggerBody()?['value']"

  Please keep in mind - I'm a total noob, to automating stuff. 

Wouldn't you know it - it worked after I posted that.  It seems unpredictable, though.  Sometimes doesn't run overnight, after I've flagged a message in the right folder, sometimes runs within the stated 15 minutes.


I will monitor.


I am getting a consistent warning about my connections failing, when I go to edit my flows, and see that others have that same error, so I wonder if that's affecting the reliability.  I can't see my connections, through Data > Connections, so i'm not sure what the problem is.

Helpful resources

Process Advisor

Introducing Process Advisor

Check out the new Process Advisor community forum board!

MPA User Group

Welcome to the User Group Public Preview

Check out new user group experience and if you are a leader please create your group

MBAS on Demand

Microsoft Business Applications Summit sessions

On-demand access to all the great content presented by the product teams and community members! #MSBizAppsSummit #CommunityRocks

Users online (30,857)