How to auto-respond to emails in Gmail

Relay.app is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Gmail, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to automatically send email in Gmail for each email received in Gmail using Relay.app.
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Create your playbook and set the Gmail trigger as "Email received"

Every playbook starts with a trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and runs your playbook in response.

To set up this playbook, click "Add trigger" and then select "Email received" under Gmail. Then, select the necessary details. This will allow your playbook to automatically detect the newly received email in Gmail and initiate necessary actions.

If this is your first time using a Gmail integration in Relay.app, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.

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Add the "Send email" in Gmail automation

Integrate the Gmail automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt sending of an email via Gmail whenever a specific email is received.

Click the "Add step" button, then locate the "Send email" automation for Gmail and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Gmail account isn't already connected to Relay.app, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for Relay.app to sync with your Gmail account.

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Activate your Relay.app playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate the sending of an email via Gmail. Once turned on, it will respond to a specific email received in Gmail by sending an email via Gmail without manual intervention.

To enable your playbook, click the toggle button located in the header. It is advisable to perform a test run of your playbook beforehand to ensure all steps work seamlessly together and reminders are being sent correctly.

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