posted this on August 05, 2010 05:56 PM
Updated: Sept 12, 2013
Auto Import is an optional feature that allows you to connect your Gmail, Google Apps,Yahoo! Mail, and Outlook.com email in-boxes with your TripIt account.
Once connected, your travel plans are automatically added to your TripIt account. You never have to remember to forward an email. TripIt will scan your primary inbox multiple times a day for travel plans, then automatically import them into TripIt. You can choose whether to add plans directly to your trips or keep plans in your private 'Unfiled Items' area until you place them into trips. (At this time auto import is only offered for Gmail, Google Apps, and Yahoo! Mail. We hope to be able to offer this feature for other email domains at a later date.)
Important Note: Auto import will only scan your Primary inbox. If your Gmail account has inbox tabs (i.e. Promotions, Social, etc.) you will need to disable (Settings > configure inbox) any tabs where travel confirmations are delivered.
Currently Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.com authorization can only be made via our Web site.
Follow these instructions to get started with Auto Import.
1. Sign in to your TripIt account.
2. Click on the 'Search Inbox for Plans' button on your home page.
3. Enter your Gmail, Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail or Outlook.com account (it may auto fill for you).
4. Click 'Import Plans From This Email'.
For Google, you will be prompted to let TripIt access your inbox. Click 'Grant Access'.
For Yahoo!, you will need to provide your Yahoo! password. (TripIt will not store your Yahoo! password, nor will we have any record of it.)
For Outlook.com, you will be prompted to enter your Outlook.com password, then click 'Yes'. (TripIt will not store your Yahoo! password, nor will we have any record of it.)
5. That's it! TripIt will scan your inbox multiple times a day for travel plans."
*Note: Make sure your in-box contains only recent confirmation emails. At sign up TripIt will look for all travel related emails in your main in-box regardless of travel date (future or past). As most vendor confirmation emails do not identify the year of travel, past trips may be imported as upcoming trips as TripIt assumes undated travel is for a future trip.