As of March 2019, Google is implementing changes to their API ecosystem that will impact the Gmail service on IFTTT. Unfortunately, this change means that all Gmail triggers will be removed from IFTTT. This project may not be currently possible using IFTTT.
We've added a Zapier page. If you're encountering issues with Gmail, try that instead.
If This Then That is an internet service which can listen to services on the internet (such as a new tweet) and trigger physical device actions.
When prompted to Choose a Service, use the search-bar to look for Gmail
Next, we'll need to choose a trigger. This is an event which occurs in Gmail that's used to cause our action ("then that") to occur. We'll need to retrieve any email which comes into our inbox.
Select Any new email in inbox
Once the trigger is selected, you'll be taken back to the If Then That page. This time, click on +that
On Step 4, search for Adafruit in the search bar and select Send data to Adafruit IO on the Choose Action page
On Step 5, select gmail as the Feed Name. On the Data to Save field, click Add ingredient and then select ReceivedAt from the dropdown.
Note: While we could select any data element from the gmail feed, we don't want to leak important information such as the sender or subject. So, we'll send date/time data.
Review the applet's settings to make sure they're correct. Then, click finish.
Next, we're going to set up our Arduino for programming.