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I'd like to be able to forward specific emails (identified via a Filter) to my TripIt account for points tracking. It seems as if the only way to auto-forward in Gmail is if you own the email address you want to forward to, and can provide verification.

Is there another way to do this?

  • No, and I wouldn't expect there ever to be. Can you imagine what would happen if you could arbitrarily select any email address to forward stuff to? No, you need to be able to show that you "control" the address being forwarded to. – ale Sep 16 '14 at 0:52
  • Yes - I can imagine what would happen. I'd be able to make my life easier. – Nick Sep 19 '14 at 19:33
  • Maybe, but also spammers and practical jokers. – ale Sep 19 '14 at 21:15
  • Because Spammers don't have better tools that they already use? – Nick Sep 22 '14 at 13:51
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IFTTT.com might serve as a useful proxy. If you allow the service to access your gmail, it will effectively create a new email for you and send it to points@tripit.com when it receives an incoming email from a specified server.

Luckily, it seems AA, United, Southwest and others have fairly non-generic emails for their monthly statements which should help (and separate spam emails with point bonuses which can confuse the point tracker).

https://ifttt.com/recipes/196688-send-tripit-your-monthly-united-mileage-plus-statement-for-point-tracking

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