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Email Integration
Resolve incidents via email alerts, using Squadcast.
Route alerts into Squadcast using Email endpoints of Services from platforms that support Email integrations.

In Squadcast: Using Email as an Alert Source

  1. 1.
    Navigate to Services -> Service Overview -> select or search for your Service. Expand the accordion -> In the Alert Sources section, click Add.
2. Select Email. Copy the displayed Webhook URL to configure it within Email. Finish by clicking Add Alert Source -> Done.
Important:
When an alert source turns Active, it’ll show up under Configured Alert Sources, you can either generate a test alert from the integration or wait for a real-time alert to be generated by the Alert Source. An Alert Source is active if there is a recorded incident via that Alert Source for the Service.

In the external platform which you are using: Configure the Email endpoint

Head over to the platform from where you want to route alerts into Squadcast. Navigate to the section where you can configure the Email endpoint/integration. Then, paste the copied Email address in the right placeholder and test this integration, if there is a provision to do so, and validate that the integration works.
That's it, your Email integration is now good to go!
Note
The Incident Message will be the subject of the Email and the Incident Description will contain the body of the Email

How-to: Configure the Email Prefix for a new Service

(1) On the Sidebar, click on Services
(2) Select Add service
(3) Add the details in the box as required along with configuring the Email Prefix
(4) Click on Save to create the new Service with an Email Prefix of your choice

How-to: Rename the Email Prefix for an existing Service

(1) On the Sidebar, click on Services
(2) For the Service for which you want to rename the Email prefix, click on the Edit option
(3) Select Edit in the drop-down
(4) Replace the existing prefix with the prefix of your choice in the placeholder for Email Prefix
(5) Click on Save
Now, whenever an Email is sent to the Email address of the Service, Squadcast will trigger an incident for it.
Note
This integration does not support auto-resolution of incidents. If the platform you are using resolves an alert, you will have to manually resolve the corresponding incident in Squadcast via the web app or the Squadcast mobile app
Important
  • If you are sending regular emails - emails in the text/html format, URLs for images will appear as URLs only. If the image is added inline, only the name of the file will appear and not the image. However, please note that if the image is added as an attachment, it will not show up in the payload (and hence, the Incident Description).
  • If you are sending emails as plain text - emails in the text/plain format, you can add images using the Markdown syntax ![image_name](image_url). The link of the image will appear in the Incident Description. Similarly, you will also be able to format the body content using Markdown, and the content with the same formatting will be displayed in the Incident Description.
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In Squadcast: Using Email as an Alert Source
In the external platform which you are using: Configure the Email endpoint
How-to: Configure the Email Prefix for a new Service
How-to: Rename the Email Prefix for an existing Service