Automagically organize and store your email attachments on Google Drive.

Greg Vonf @ Business Automated
8 min readMay 28, 2021

Wish your invoice payable attachments always ended in the same folder? Would you like files from that single project mailbox to be accessible in one place? Here is a solution for you.

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In our previous article, we talked about how to save all incoming emails as links in your Google Sheets. This was important because it allowed you to track all your important correspondences using Make free automating feature. We go further in this lesson. In this article, you will learn how to use Make to save all email attachments directly into your Google Drive. In addition, all links to those attachments will be conveniently stored in Google Sheets in a way that is easy to track.

Make allows you to automate functions between different applications and their APIs in order to save you time and energy. If you have never used Make before, you can easily register for a free plan in order to start using the automation service. The free plan gives you 1000 free operations each month.

Setting up our modules in Make

The first step to achieving our goal is to create a Google Sheet where the emails will be recorded. The Sheet should have Date, Sender's Name, Sender Email, Subject, Text, Link to Message, and Attachments columns. You should also create a folder in your Google Drive where the images will be stored. Name this Email Capture for easy reference.

Updating Make

What we will do is update our first Make modules in order to be able to save attachments in Google Sheets. Remember that in the first part of our tutorial, we created Gmail and Google Sheets modules. Then we added ‘Watch Emails’ and ‘Add a Row’ triggers respectively to be able to capture email links. You can see what they looked like in the image below.

The Gmail and Google Sheets modules from our previous tutorial

What we will do now is adjust our processes to make it easy for Make to collect attachments in addition to email links. To do this, we’ll have to remove the existing filter we…

Greg Vonf @ Business Automated

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