Basecamp 3
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GmailNew Email Matching Search
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Basecamp 3Create To-do

Need to get certain emails out of your inbox and onto your to-do list? Whether you need to keep an eye on emails from your boss, customer feedback or new orders, this Zapier automation has your back. After you set it up, new emails that match a search query you provide (i.e. from: Joe Smith) will automatically be added as a to-do in Basecamp 3. You can keep both eyes on your to-do list and stop constantly refreshing your email.

How this Gmail-Basecamp 3 integration works

  1. You receive a new email in Gmail that matches a search string you provide
  2. Zapier adds this email as a to-do in Basecamp 3

Apps involved

  • Gmail
  • Basecamp 3

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New To-do

Triggers when a new to-do is created in a basecamp.

Create Message

Creates a new message in a message board.

New Activity

Triggers when any activity happens in a basecamp.

Create Project

Creates a new project.

New Project

Triggers when a new project is created.

Create To-do List

Creates a new to-do list in a to-do set.

New Email Matching Search

Triggers when you receive a new email that matches a search string you provide.

Create Draft

Create (but do not send) a new email message.

New Labeled Email

Triggers when you receive a new email and label it within two days.

Send Email

Create and send a new email message.

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