Send emails to your direct message with Slackbot

Who can use this feature?
  • All members (but not guests)
  • FreeStandardPlus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions

To help you keep track of emails in Slack, you can create a forwarding address to send emails to your direct message (DM) with Slackbot. This is a great way to bring additional context into Slack, alongside other personal notes and files.

Tip: If you're using Slack on a paid subscription, you can also create email addresses for conversations or install the Email app to send emails to any channel or DM.

Set up a forwarding address

  1. From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Click on Messages & media.
  4. Scroll down to Bring emails into Slack, then click on Get a forwarding address. Slack will generate a randomised forwarding email address.
  5. Click Copy to copy the forwarding address and use it to set up a forwarding rule in your email client.

Note: To stop forwarding emails to your DM with Slackbot, go to the Messages & media section of your preferences. Below your forwarding address, click Disable this address