email2spark (bot)

email2spark (bot) (email2spark@sparkbot.io)

Bot by Cisco Systems

Published Mar 20 2018

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Published Mar 20 2018

email2spark (bot) (email2spark@sparkbot.io)

Bot by Cisco Systems
Quickly pivot your conversations from legacy email to a more collaborative environment within Spark. The email2spark Bot will take all the participants in an email thread and migrate the conversation to Spark!

Interact with email2spark via email & the Bot takes care of the rest! To use email2spark:

  1. Find the email thread with the participants you'd like to shift to a new Spark space.

  2. Reply-all to the email thread; in the BCC line, add "bot@email2spark.com" (the 'To' & 'CC' fields will not work).

  3. The Bot receives your email, creates a Spark space with the 'Subject' as the title, then leaves. Anyone not already signed up for Spark receives an email invitation; once registered, they're automatically added to the space.

Note: As mentioned in #3, this is a great way to invite new users to Spark, however we advise you avoid using distribution lists, which could result in unintended & unhappy recipients.

You can also add people to an existing Spark space by including the space's roomId between square brackets in the 'Subject' line (example in screenshots), but only if email2spark is in the space.

Find roomIDs using the Spark API: https://developer.ciscospark.com/resource-rooms.html

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