Send emails to Slack

Sending emails to Slack keeps your most important information in one central location. There are two options: activate a forwarding email address or connect the Email app to your workspace. 📬

Set up a forwarding email address



On any subscription, you can get a forwarding email address to send emails to yourself in Slack. Once set up, emails are delivered to your direct message conversation with Slackbot.
  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select Messages & media.
  4. Scroll down to click Get a forwarding address. Click Copy to save it to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the Slack-generated address as a new forwarding address in your email application.
  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select Messages & media.
  4. Click Disable this address.

💌✨ Forwarding emails to yourself in Slack is a great way to store details alongside your other private notes and files.

Tip: Learn how to share messages in channels or with other members of your workspace. 

Connect the Email app to your workspace



If your workspace is on the Standard or Plus subscription, you can connect the Email app and post emails to any channel or DM. Emails sent to Slack work the same as other messages posted in Slack: they are indexed and searchable by anyone who is part of the conversation. You can set this up from your desktop:

  1. Visit Slack’s App Directory, then search for the Email app.
  2. Click Install, or Add configuration if it’s already in your workspace.
  3. Choose a channel or DM where the email will be posted.
  4. Click Add email integration.
  5. Copy the email address. Emails sent to this address will be posted in the channel or DM of your choice.
  6. Review the app’s settings and customise the label, name and icon.
  7. Click Save integration.

That’s it! You’ll receive an email from Slack with your special email address. Add it to your address book for easy reference. 

  1. Visit Slack’s App Directory at
  2. Click Manage, then click Apps.
  3. Click Email, then click the  pencil icon to edit the configuration.
  4. Click Disable or Remove in the top right.
  5. Click OK. Emails will stop being delivered to Slack immediately.

💌✨ Connecting an email app to a channel in your workspace is a great way to skip the inbox and instantly receive important notifications such as server status updates, mailing lists and reports.

Note: Emails sent from mailing lists that do not specify a sender will not arrive in Slack.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members except guests 
  • All subscriptions can set up a forwarding email address, but only the Standard and Plus subscriptions can use the Email app

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