Add note via email

If your vault is stored on a cloud service, such as OneDrive, you can use IFTTT to add notes by email.
How it works. You send an email to [email protected] and IFTTT creates a file in the desired directory. You can use the subject as the title and the message content as the body of the note. In addition, IFTTT can insert a link to download a single attachment.
I tested this with OneDrive, but it should work with Dropbox and Google Drive as well.
What are the limitations:

  1. A letter can only be sent from the same address. Solved by multiple registrations in IFTTT.
  2. You can only use one attachment. I haven’t figured that out yet.
  3. Sometimes it can take a long time to work. This is solved using Zapper, but it is more expensive.

Here is a link to my applet, I hope it works.


what is the name of your applet, i want to test it out.
pressing the link comes back with [The requested page or file does not exist]

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I was able to create a workaround.

Create a dedicated email address
Have your fault in eg dropbox
Make a zapier: when outlook email → adjust body to markdown → save in Dropbox folder with .md

I have it saved under by inbox folder in my fault.
Works fine for each email I send to my “dedicated” email address.
It’s not ideal, but it works and it’s free.

How are you accomplishing this second part? I’ve noticed that the zapier workflow always creates the files as .txt

Is it possible for this to work with a vault in Obsidian Sync? The basic vault is on my PC.