What Zapier Email Parser Triggers and Actions are Supported?#

Supported Triggers#

  • New Email - Triggers when a mailbox gets a new email. Don't forget to set up your parser mailboxes at https://parser.zapier.com/.
  • New Mailbox - Triggers when a new mailbox is added.

Supported Actions#

  • None yet!

How to Get Started with Zapier Email Parser#

Setting a Parser Mailbox#

The first thing you need to do to get started with our Email parser is set up a parsing template. To get started with that, go to http://parser.zapier.com and click to "Signup."

From there you'll fill in an email address and password for your parser.zapier.com account. It doesn't have to be the same email as your Zapier account, but it would be simpler to use that address.

Signup

From there, click on "Create Mailbox" and you will be given a robot.zapier.com email address. Take an email you want parsed by the parser, and forward it to this address.

Send Email

Setting a Parser Template#

Once you do that, the email should load into the template.

Template

From here, highlight the parts of your email that will contain the data you want separated out, and give them names. For me it will be the Name, Email, Address, etc.

Template Field

Once you're done, click to Save the address and template at the bottom.

Finished Template

Congratulations! Now you have a Mailbox that will parse emails that are sent to it.

Mailbox Signup

Now that you're registered, you can click to use this app in Zapier!

Use in Zapier

In your new zap, use Zapier Email Parser as your Trigger, and you will see "New Email" pre-selected. Click "Continue" to connect your account.

New Email

Now, click on "Connect a New Account".

Connect

You'll then be able to log in with the Email and Password you just used to register, and that will give you the screen to allow access.

Allow Access

After giving the account a name...

Name account

Congrats! You've now connected your Email Parser account and can now use any and all of your mailboxes from parser.zapier.com in a zap.

Using it in a Zap#

Begin by selecting the mailbox you'd like to use. Then click "Continue".

Which Mailbox

The test is successful! Now let's check our parsed data. Click on "view your email".

Successful Parser

In the search box, type "output" to see what data the email parser has captured.

Parser Output

Click "Continue" and choose which app to use as your Action. For this example, let's use Gmail. Now it's time to insert your parsed data into the Gmail fields. Typing "output" in the search box makes it easier to find your data.

Mapping Parser

As seen above, you can type things and insert data from your parser. Let's repeat that for the email body.

Type and Map

When you're done filling in the fields, click "Continue" to see what will be used for testing.

Testing

Looks good! And that's how you use the Email Parser in a Zap!

Video Guide#

Popular Things To Do With Zapier Email Parser#

Common Problems with the Zapier Email Parser#

My emails were parsed incorrectly.#

This can happen from time to time - the email parser is just an algorithm that doesn't possess the sorts of pattern matching that our human brains can do on a daily basis. We are always working on better engines that more cleanly parse emails.

The best thing to do is report past emails on your Parser Dashboard as either "accurate" or "inaccurate" by visiting your mailbox history. This will help us improve our parsing algorithm.

You can also define a few extra templates to give us some extra information to parse with. Visit your mailbox history (by clicking the "Last Email" date on your Parser Dashboard).

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Then click the Edit extra template and tag that email! Every extra template you tag gives us more data to work off of!

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Don't forget to report inaccurate emails! You can do that by clicking the Report inaccuracy link on the mailbox history page. This helps us improve the parser engine!

Another good idea is to try a few different engines—if you visit your mailbox edit page you can swap between available engines. Give each a try for a little while and see if they do better, or worse!

Some more tips:

  • Try to keep each parsed item on a separate line where possible.
  • If you can't, use a non-space delimiter, like the "|" character, to help the email parser find the field boundary.
  • Try to keep each parsed data roughly the same (e.g if you have parsed 1 word and it comes in as two words it might break).
  • If the email has been forwarded that can cause trouble - extra threads below, extra signatures, indented content etc. Try to copy and paste the content into a new email instead or set up auto-forwarding.

If you're still having trouble, you may want to try using a more robust solution like https://mailparser.io/ or https://parseur.com/, both have great Zapier integrations.

I need to verify my Parser address to set up auto-forwarding, how can I get to the verification email?#

You can see the most recent email to reach the Parser email address from your Mailboxes page. Just click on the link under "Last Email" for the appropriate mailbox.

I Can't Log in to My Zapier Email Parser Account#

Zapier's Email Parser App is totally separate from the main Zapier page and requires a separate login to use. Make sure you're using the login details registered when you first set up your Zapier Email Parser account.

Also, the Email Parser Account login is case sensitive. So make sure to match the appropriate case when you first signed up.

What Timezone does Email Parser by Zapier use?#

Our Parser tool will report times in Central Time (UTC -06:00)