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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a IMAP trigger and monday.com action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New Email trigger
    1. Connect your IMAP account
    2. Configure Polling interval
    3. Select a Mailbox
  3. Configure the Create Column action
    1. Connect your monday.com account
    2. Select a Board ID
    3. Configure Title
    4. Select a Column Type
    5. Optional- Configure Defaults
    6. Optional- Configure Description
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger

Details

This integration uses pre-built, source-available components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Trigger

Description:Emit new event for each new email in a mailbox
Version:0.0.4
Key:imap-new-email

IMAP Overview

Using Pipedream's IMAP API, developers can automate interactions with their email inbox, enabling serverless workflows that perform actions based on incoming emails. This could include parsing email contents, triggering events upon receiving emails from specific senders, attaching labels, and much more. By leveraging IMAP, Pipedream can act as a bridge between your email and other services, streamlining processes that would otherwise require manual intervention.

Trigger Code

import imap from "../../imap.app.mjs";
import { DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL } from "@pipedream/platform";

/**
 * Creates an IMAP server connection and emits emails added to a mailbox after the last emitted
 * email.
 */
export default {
  key: "imap-new-email",
  name: "New Email",
  description: "Emit new event for each new email in a mailbox",
  version: "0.0.4",
  type: "source",
  dedupe: "unique",
  props: {
    imap,
    db: "$.service.db",
    timer: {
      label: "Polling interval",
      description:
        "Pipedream will poll the IMAP server for new emails at this interval",
      type: "$.interface.timer",
      default: {
        intervalSeconds: DEFAULT_POLLING_SOURCE_TIMER_INTERVAL,
      },
    },
    mailbox: {
      propDefinition: [
        imap,
        "mailbox",
      ],
    },
  },
  methods: {
    _getLastUid(mailbox) {
      return this.db.get(`lastUid-${mailbox}`);
    },
    _setLastUid(mailbox, lastUid) {
      this.db.set(`lastUid-${mailbox}`, lastUid);
    },
    _getUidValidity(mailbox) {
      return this.db.get(`uidValidity-${mailbox}`);
    },
    _setUidValidity(mailbox, uidValidity) {
      this.db.set(`uidValidity-${mailbox}`, uidValidity);
    },
    _handleUidValidityChange(mailbox, uidValidity) {
      this._setUidValidity(mailbox, uidValidity);
      this._setLastUid(mailbox, null);
    },
    hasNewMessages(box) {
      const lastUid = this._getLastUid(box.name);
      return !lastUid || box.uidnext > lastUid + 1;
    },
    generateMeta(message) {
      const date = message.attributes?.date ?? new Date();
      const ts = Date.parse(date);
      return {
        id: `${message.attributes?.uid}-${ts}`,
        ts,
        summary: message.mail?.subject,
      };
    },
    processMessage(message) {
      const lastUid = message.attributes?.uid ?? lastUid;
      this._setLastUid(this.mailbox, lastUid);
      this.$emit(message.mail, this.generateMeta(message));
    },
    async processMessageStream(stream) {
      for await (const message of stream) {
        this.processMessage(message);
      }
    },
    async getHistoricalEvents() {
      const { mailbox } = this;
      const connection = await this.imap.getConnection();
      try {
        const box = await this.imap.openMailbox(connection, mailbox);
        const startSeqno = box.messages.total > 25
          ? box.messages.total - 24
          : 1;
        const messageStream = this.imap.fetchMessages(connection, {
          startSeqno,
        });
        await this.processMessageStream(messageStream);
      } finally {
        await this.imap.closeConnection(connection);
      }
    },
  },
  hooks: {
    async deploy() {
      await this.getHistoricalEvents();
    },
  },
  async run() {
    const { mailbox } = this;
    const connection = await this.imap.getConnection();

    try {
      const box = await this.imap.openMailbox(connection, mailbox);

      const uidValidity = this._getUidValidity(box.name);
      if (uidValidity !== box.uidvalidity) {
        this._handleUidValidityChange(box.name, box.uidvalidity);
      }

      if (!this.hasNewMessages(box)) {
        console.log("No new messages since last run");
        return;
      }

      const lastUid = this._getLastUid(box.name);

      // Fetch messages after lastUid if it exists, or most recent message otherwise
      const messageStream = this.imap.fetchMessages(connection, {
        startUid: lastUid && lastUid + 1,
        startSeqno: box.messages.total,
      });
      await this.processMessageStream(messageStream);
    } finally {
      await this.imap.closeConnection(connection);
    }
  },
};

Trigger Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
IMAPimapappThis component uses the IMAP app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between executions.
Polling intervaltimer$.interface.timer

Pipedream will poll the IMAP server for new emails at this interval

MailboxmailboxstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

Trigger Authentication

IMAP uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your IMAP account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to IMAP APIs in both code and no-code steps.

Below are the required fields to connect your IMAP account to Pipedream:

  • host: Enter the host Pipedream should connect to. Refer to your email provider's IMAP instructions if you aren't sure what to enter.
  • email: Enter the email address you use to sign in to the account you'd like to connect.
  • password: This is the password you use to sign in to your email account. Note: in order to connect a Gmail account, you must use an App Password.
  • port: Specify the port number, either 143 (default) or 993. Refer to your email provider's IMAP instructions if you aren't sure which to use.

For Gmail accounts, refer to these instructions.

About IMAP

Connect Pipedream to any IMAP email provider to trigger custom workflows.

Action

Description:Creates a column. [See the documentation](https://developer.monday.com/api-reference/docs/columns-queries-1)
Version:0.0.7
Key:monday-create-column

monday.com Overview

The monday.com API unlocks the potential to automate workflows, sync data across applications, and create dynamic project management solutions. With this API on Pipedream, you can craft custom integrations that respond to events in monday.com, manipulate boards, items, and columns, and harmonize project data with third-party services to streamline operations, reduce manual workload, and ensure consistent information flow within your business ecosystem.

Action Code

import constants from "../../common/constants.mjs";
import monday from "../../monday.app.mjs";

export default {
  key: "monday-create-column",
  name: "Create Column",
  description: "Creates a column. [See the documentation](https://developer.monday.com/api-reference/docs/columns-queries-1)",
  type: "action",
  version: "0.0.7",
  props: {
    monday,
    boardId: {
      propDefinition: [
        monday,
        "boardId",
      ],
    },
    title: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Title",
      description: "The new column's title.",
    },
    columnType: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Column Type",
      description: "The new column's title",
      options: constants.COLUMN_TYPE_OPTIONS,
    },
    defaults: {
      type: "object",
      label: "Defaults",
      description: "The new column's defaults.",
      optional: true,
    },
    description: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Description",
      description: "The column's description.",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    const {
      data,
      errors,
      error_message: errorMessage,
    } =
      await this.monday.createColumn({
        boardId: +this.boardId,
        title: this.title,
        columnType: this.columnType,
        defaults: this.defaults,
        description: this.description,
      });

    if (errors) {
      throw new Error(`Failed to create column: ${errors[0].message}`);
    }

    if (errorMessage) {
      throw new Error(`Failed to create column: ${errorMessage}`);
    }

    const { id } = data.create_column;

    $.export("$summary", `Successfully created a new column with ID: ${id}`);

    return id;
  },
};

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

LabelPropTypeDescription
monday.commondayappThis component uses the monday.com app.
Board IDboardIdstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Titletitlestring

The new column's title.

Column TypecolumnTypestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "auto_number - Number items according to their order in the group/board", "value": "auto_number" }{ "label": "checkbox - Check off items and see what's done at a glance", "value": "checkbox" }{ "label": "country - Choose a country", "value": "country" }{ "label": "color_picker - Manage a design system using a color palette", "value": "color_picker" }{ "label": "creation_log - Add the item's creator and creation date automatically", "value": "creation_log" }{ "label": "date - Add dates like deadlines to ensure you never drop the ball", "value": "date" }{ "label": "dependency - Set up dependencies between items in the board", "value": "dependency" }{ "label": "dropdown - Create a dropdown list of options", "value": "dropdown" }{ "label": "email - Email team members and clients directly from your board", "value": "email" }{ "label": "file - Add files & docs to your item", "value": "file" }{ "label": "hour - Add times to manage and schedule tasks, shifts and more", "value": "hour" }{ "label": "item_id - Show a unique ID for each item", "value": "item_id" }{ "label": "last_updated - Add the person that last updated the item and the date", "value": "last_updated" }{ "label": "link - Simply hyperlink to any website", "value": "link" }{ "label": "location - Place multiple locations on a geographic map", "value": "location" }{ "label": "long_text - Add large amounts of text without changing column width", "value": "long_text" }{ "label": "numbers - Add revenue, costs, time estimations and more", "value": "numbers" }{ "label": "people - Assign people to improve team work", "value": "people" }{ "label": "phone - Call your contacts directly from monday.com", "value": "phone" }{ "label": "progress - Show progress by combining status columns in a battery", "value": "progress" }{ "label": "rating - Rate or rank anything visually", "value": "rating" }{ "label": "status - Get an instant overview of where things stand", "value": "status" }{ "label": "team - Assign a full team to an item", "value": "team" }{ "label": "tags - Add tags to categorize items across multiple boards", "value": "tags" }{ "label": "text - Add textual information e.g. addresses, names or keywords", "value": "text" }{ "label": "timeline - Visually see a breakdown of your team's workload by time", "value": "timeline" }{ "label": "time_tracking - Easily track time spent on each item, group, and board", "value": "time_tracking" }{ "label": "vote - Vote on an item e.g. pick a new feature or a favorite lunch place", "value": "vote" }{ "label": "week - Select the week on which each item should be completed", "value": "week" }{ "label": "world_clock - Keep track of the time anywhere in the world", "value": "world_clock" }
Defaultsdefaultsobject

The new column's defaults.

Descriptiondescriptionstring

The column's description.

Action Authentication

monday.com uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your monday.com account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to monday.com APIs in both code and no-code steps.

About monday.com

monday.com is a powerful project management system — a complete Work OS designed to help your team complete projects efficiently, collaborate effectively, and grow online.

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