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I am seeking help to automate the Gmail response to new community members in an apartment complex.

  1. First, new members send/email us a new membership, including name, i.e. request as a new resident.

    How can we check this in a spreadsheet and then send them a welcome letter (welcome to community apts..).

  2. Second, if they want a pool pass, they respond/email/"re" send us another form... or text saying "requested pool pass"

    We then send them a Gmail auto response here with their pool pass number (from spreadsheet or text file)

Question: I need help/script to 1) check/compare both subject/body for keyword/names in a spreadsheet or text file (without "re:" , so we know it's new members). And then, 2) follow-up if it's a response/Re/thread so we can send them pool safety rules/pass.

after searching I found this sample and modified it...

function autoReply() {
  var interval = 300;    //  if the script runs every 5 hrs/300mins; 
  var date = new Date();
  var day = date.getDay();
  var hour = date.getHours();

    // #1 how to check text/names here?? and new message
    var threads = GmailApp.search('is:inbox subject:' + ....); 
    for (var i = 0; i < threads.length; i++) {
      threads[i].reply("Welcome new guests, please respond with request for pool pass.");

   // #2 how to check if the pool pass is requested in the response??
  for (var i = 0; i < threads.length; i++) {
       //if (is:unread AND body:"guest name" AND body:"pool pass requested" )
      if (subject == response?? && bodycontains pool pass requested)  // how to check response
      threads[i].reply("Welcome new guests, you are assigned pool area 1A.");
    }
  }
}

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