We will be releasing email in 3 phases:
Phase 1:
Adding a one-click Gmail integration (both personal and business Gsuite accounts will work).
Status:
BETA Released
Phase 2:
Adding a one-click Outlook integration (both personal and business accounts will work).
Status:
Not Started
Phase 3:
Adding IMAP, SMTP and other 3-third party systems (Sendgrid, Mailgun, etc.).
Status:
Not Started
--- Challenges ---
> Structure of Emails & format <
Emails are rather different from text messages. We aim to provide a unified experience for all channels, so we will have to make the experience of sending/receiving emails a lot simpler.
> Execution of survey & automation <
Most of the automated features provided by the respond.io platform are specifically designed for text messages. Many of these features wouldn't work well with Email out of the box.
> Rate Limit for sending and receiving email <
Different email clients have limits on the amount of outgoing email per day. If the limit is reached, users will not be able to answer email on that channel until the next day.