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That would be grate if you'll add new functionality with constant email monitoring for incoming Receipts & Invoices to add them automatically to Expenses.
As it is done in Itemize Expense Management App
A huge thumbs up for this idea!
Hi. Am I right in understanding that this approach would involve giving Expensify access to users' email folders, while over in this thread, https://community.expensify.com/discussion/comment/10468 Expensify nixed the idea of allowing auto-forwarding of relevant receipts from gmail?
From a security perspective, that's a pretty troubling set of design choices by Expensify :(
@Ted Peeters can you reopen the other ticket, or elaborate here on what engineering problems Expensify had with receiving these email forwards?
My organisation needs this feature as well!
Don't forget to vote for it then @Rinny ! 😀
How do I vote up? I see no way
Well, if THIS is implemented then for a smart user there is really no need to compromise mailbox security. You can create a dummy "pass-through" gmail mailbox, where you can forward selected receipts via a filter (in this situation there is no problem with obtaining a confirmation code), and then have Expensify access this mailbox.
Good idea when this is implemented.
Absolute no-go from a security perspective. Giving Expensify general access to any email in our corporate domain wouldn't work. Also, creating an additional email box for each corporate user would substantially increase the cost of Expensify (as you pay for each inbox). And bulk creation of regular (i.e. non-corporate) GMail accounts for each user would violate Google's TOS and they have enforced this in the past.
What we need is Google Apps/GMail forwarding.
Hi @Rinny there's a little yellow box under the original post. 😀
Thanks @Dmitriy and @appenz - love to see the discussion going on in here! Always brilliant to hear lots of perspectives and use-cases!
Agree that what we really need is to be able to just forward. However, they already said they decided against it (due to a fear that many people will misconfigure their filters and forward too much).
Your concnerns about not being able to create a massive of additional mailbox are valid. There are probably much cheaper ways of getting "corporate" but non-secure mailboxes for larger teams then paying full-price for google accounts (think of some sort of a hosted Exchange where you pay per server/storage and not per mailbox). And smaller teams can get by with private mailboxes created by users themselves (not in bulk) and kind of disregard TOS...
Another possible solution would be that Expensify implements that "receipts pull" feature in a smart enough way to be able to differentiate between users (based on who has originally forwarded that email into the mailbox) while pulling everything from one big shared mailbox...
At this point, I think the right course of action would be to re-open discussion on the original GMail forwarding idea. It's clear that (1) there is high customer demand as this is the #2 highest voted idea on your forums and (2) this proposal won't work for anyone outside the SMB space. If Expensify wants to grow in the corporate space, it's clear what you need to do.
This solution is quite suboptimal for the many reasons described upthread. The gmail forwarding approach is clearly the right solution, and I don't understand why Expensify won't explore building that solution.
The other thread mentions that "too much email was being forwarded" as a reason to not allow this feature. Seems that there should be some other way to solve that other than a blanket refusal to provide needed functionality.