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EMail: Trigger flows based on incoming emails

Adam Norén has written a amazing app that triggers flows based on incomming emails. The problem is, I cannot get it to work. I installed it correctly but am unable to configure it. I keep getting “Invalid Credentials (Failure)” or “Timed out while authenticating with server” messages. I know for a fact my password is correct (cause I log in with it).

I tried with several accounts, using pop or imap servers, using all known ports (25, 2525, 25025, 993, 995), secure on/of, but to no avail. I allowed less secure apps to use my mail, tried a standard gmail, hosted gmail, but alas.
Obviously I’m doing something wrong, because some other user got it to work, but I just don’t know what.

Have same problem with yahoo

And you already tried to get in contact with the creator of the app…

@norenz Hi,

I create a diagnost report 220d706c-6df2-497d-a5f9-fc798161a673

Hi Roy, honestly, I don’t know how. I can’t from the app page, can I?

You could place a review with the question ofcourse, but better would be to just tag the person in your post.

Like @norenz :arrow_up: :arrow_up: :arrow_up: :arrow_up: :arrow_up:

Thanks Roy, didn’t know that was Adam’s tag… :smiley:


Hi @norenz,

Always same problem, i tested with enabled / disabled 2 factor authorization.

Hi @AdvaLa!

I successfully conneted and tested with my gmail account. The trick is, you should enable less secure apps in your Google account: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps
When enabled you can try to login with your email address and your password.
But this only work if you’re not using 2FA.
When 2FA is enalbed you need to create application password under your google account security tab.
After that you can login to the email app with that password. Everything else is the same. Username: your email address, host: imap.gmail.com, port: 993, tls check.
I hope this help!

Got it to work finally. I thought the Access to Less secure apps was a domain setting, but after Tommie’s answer I tried and now indeed het works. Thanks!

Hi @Tommie ,

Thanks, get also connected with your help, its a little bit different on yahoo.


@Tolga How does it work on Yahoo?
I don’t have Yahoo. I use Zonnet but it is also not working.
Maybe I can use your info.

Hi @Mike1233,

First sorry for my bad english, german is my mother language. This is the description for yahoo.

Then use the alternate password for the app. Maybe this helps.

@Tolga Thank you for this explanation.
I wil have a look if this is an option for zonnet.

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