Zapier Integration Guide: Text to Email
This guide will help you set up text messaging forwarding to your email.
By Tony Furnas
In this guide you’ll learn how to set up a Zapier integration to forward inbound text messages to your email account. See more messaging guides in our developer center.
Step 1: Get set up with the Telnyx Integration on Zapier
Make sure that you’ve signed up for a Zapier account and that you have at least one phone number that is messaging enabled before proceeding.
Follow this link to find the Telnyx Zapier integration and click the connect button to get started.
Step 2: Create your first Zap
Let’s go ahead and make your first Zap!
Make sure you’re at the Zapier homepage. In the top right corner, click the “Make a Zap!” button.
Choose Telnyx as the trigger App. If it’s not already in your list of triggers, you can search for it.
Click on the “Choose Trigger Event” dropdown and select “Receive a Message”.
In the “Choose Account” dropdown menu, select the account you’d like to use for receiving messages.
Click Find Message to test your connection and pull in a sample inbound message webhook to set up the action stage. If successful, you’ll move on to the Action step ("Do This …").
Step 3: Integrate the Zap with your Email
In the “Do This …” step search for your email provider, in this example, we’ll be using Gmail.
Choose the “Send an email” action.
Choose an existing gmail account, or follow the directions to link a new account
Enter the email where you’d like to receive copies of your inbound messages
Add Cc or Bcc as you wish
Choose your email address as the to address
For subject, enter something unique (you most likely will want to filter this subject out from your inbox)
In the body enter something like this From: FROM_PHONE_NUMBER_ZAPIER_VARIABLE To: TO_PHONE_NUMBER_ZAPIER_VARIABLE Body: TEXT_ZAPIER_VARIABLE
Step 4: Make sure you test your Zap
Test and Continue
Turn on the Zap
You've now set up a quick way to forward inbound messages from your Telnyx number to your real number.