# Receive email notifications

This how-to covers how to make use of the Email Action Type to receive email notifications when someone interacts with one of your apps.

Email actions are commonly used for lower-priority apps that can be addressed in an asynchronous fashion.

# Create the action

Follow the steps below to create an action for sending email notifications.

# Step 1: Choose a workspace

Start by making sure you're in the desired workspace. Hover over the menu bar dropdown to choose.

An expanded dropdown containing a list of available workspaces in the Routegy admin app

# Step 2: Open the new action dialog

Select the Actions tab within the workspace view and click the + New Action button. This will launch a dialog for creating new actions.

Highlighting the actions tab and 'New action' button within the Routegy admin app

# Step 3: Select the email action type

From the action creation dialog, select Email from the Action type dropdown list.

An expanded dropdown containing a list of available action types with 'Email' highlighted in the Routegy admin app

# Step 4: Configure the action

Enter a name, description (optional) and desired email address, and click on + Create action to complete the process.

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The email can be to a single person or a mailing list.

A configured email action in the 'New action' dialog with the 'Create action' button highlighted in the Routegy admin app

# Attach the action to an app

Follow the steps below to attach the email action created above to one or more apps.

# Step 1: Choose an app

Select the Apps tab within the workspace view and select the app you wish to send email notifications.

Highlighting the Apps tab and selection of a 'Coffee machine' app within the Routegy admin app

# Step 2: Open the app editor

From the app modal, press the Edit button.

A 'Coffee machine' app in the app editor with the Edit button highlighted in the Routegy admin app

# Step 3: Add your new action

From the app edit dialog, type in the name of your action in Actions list. The name will autocomplete as you type.

The email action being added to a 'Coffee machine' app using the app editor in the Routegy admin app

# Step 4: Save your changes

Press on the Save changes button and you're done!

Highlighting the 'Save changes' button in the app editor in the Routegy admin app

# Step 5: Wait for app interactions

Now that your app is configured, you just wait until someone interacts with it. Once they do, you'll receive an email that looks something like this.

An email created by an interaction with a Routegy app named 'Coffee machine' using the email action defined earlier in this tutorial