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newuser-aa57471a-904a-47f6-9679-0d0990825372 asked ·

Read emails automatically

I need to create a programs to send notification to Alexa so that as soon as a trigger event happens, I am notified, without I asking Alexa to read notification. I am thinking of following 2 ways to do it.

1. As the event is triggered, it send an email to my gmail account and Alexa reads it out. Can Alex continously track my mailbox and notify me as soon as the email arrives; or

2. I can send the notification to Alexa using python code and as the trigger event happens, it notifies Alexa and Alexa notifies me.


If either of the two above is possible, let me know.

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Jason@Amazon answered ·

It generally isn't possible to have Alexa speak based on external events - the only option would be proactive events, but there is no customizable schema for those:

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/smapi/proactive-events-api.html

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