I have a zap set up to send a message to a Discord channel with the contents of an email whenever an email with the keyword “classroom” is received, so my class can receive updates from Google Classroom on Discord. Today, it just so happened that one such email was above 2000 characters, and Zapier was unable to send it due to Discord’s character limitations. Thus, an email was sent to warn me about this problem; however, this email also contained the “classroom” keyword, and also happened to be over 2000 characters, so another warning email was sent. This process repeated itself until I woke up with 94 emails in my inbox and changed the keyword.
While this may be a problem that is easily fixable by the zap owner by modifying the keyword a bit, I believe there should be some sort of system in place to prevent this type of thing from happening. Three solutions I could think of off the top of my head would be:
- Ignore emails from Zapier - however, some people may need these emails for their own reasons;
- Set a recursion limit - if you’ve sent 50 replies to the same email thread, it’s probably enough;
- When working with Discord messages, if the message is over 2000 characters long, split the message into chunks and send them one by one in their own separate messages.
Any thoughts on this? #3 is personally the solution I’m leaning towards.
Best answer by jpotView original