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Hi,

I have subscribed myself to receive notification in my mailbox regarding newly released caches. Although I can click on each individual link to get more details and see WHERE the newly released cache is, it is quite a lot of work. I would prefer to have newly released caches to be added to a specific private list, so that I can see it easy on the map. Is that even possible? If yes, how?

One of the ideas that I also had was to use Microsoft Power Automate, have it check for new mails about released caches and then add the corresponding caches to the chosen private list. Would that be possible? (within Power Automate I would need to create a custom connector, have all the endpoint info but also need a client Id and secret)

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jorge (TeamFapieNijnz)

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Hi,

I have subscribed myself to receive notification in my mailbox regarding newly released caches. Although I can click on each individual link to get more details and see WHERE the newly released cache is, it is quite a lot of work. I would prefer to have newly released caches to be added to a specific private list, so that I can see it easy on the map. Is that even possible? If yes, how?

One of the ideas that I also had was to use Microsoft Power Automate, have it check for new mails about released caches and then add the corresponding caches to the chosen private list. Would that be possible? (within Power Automate I would need to create a custom connector, have all the endpoint info but also need a client Id and secret)

Regards,

jorge (TeamFapieNijnz)

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As a workaround, you could create a pocket query that mimicked the settings for your instant notifications.  For example, caches that have not been found, are enabled, and are within 50 km of your home coordinates, but without a limit based on "date hidden."  The pocket query results are viewable on the website map, and your pocket query is available in the official Geocaching app, just like a List.

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7 minutes ago, Keystone said:

As a workaround, you could create a pocket query that mimicked the settings for your instant notifications.  For example, caches that have not been found, are enabled, and are within 50 km of your home coordinates.  The pocket query results are viewable on the website map, and your pocket query is available in the official Geocaching app, just like a List.

Not really an alternative as PQs are created by "placed date" which is not the "published date" most of the time. So a PQ with "placed during the last week" would miss caches published in the last week but placed more than a week ago.

 

The best way to make sure you get new published caches is getting them via API and GSAK or similar.

 

 

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@Keystone

With the method I was thinking about, as soon as the mail comes in, it is added to a list immediately so that I can view it easily. Is the pocket query  also immediate as soon as a new cache is released or is it a scheduled thing that runs every day at a specific moment in time? If the later, then a PQ is useless for what I want to achieve. There is no point in receiving results hours later

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jorge

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Hi,

I have subscribed myself to receive notification in my mailbox regarding newly released caches. Although I can click on each individual link to get more details and see WHERE the newly released cache is, it is quite a lot of work. I would prefer to have newly released caches to be added to a specific private list automatically.

One of the ideas that I have is to use Microsoft Power Automate, have it check for new mails about released caches and then add the corresponding caches to the chosen private list. Would that be possible? (within Power Automate I would need to create a custom connector, have all the endpoint info but also need a client Id and secret)

Regards,

jorge (TeamFapieNijnz)

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I'm not a programmer but if you could automate the following, it might do what you want.

With a macro in GSAK, get emails (unique mailbox in gmail or you own domain). Extract cacheinfo and add cache to database. Have GSAK add the cache to a list.

All this assuming a macro can do this unattended and you leave your computer on to do all this.

 

No idea what MS power automate can do...

 

 

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1.  A pocket query does not need to be scheduled to run in order to view the current results on a map.

2.  Stop creating duplicate topics.

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