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I want to be able to have a document hosted online (e.g google doc) that I would be able to send an email to a certain address, and the content of the email will be automatically added (preferably with date) to the bottom of the document.

It's kind of a journal entry, but I want to keep it extremely simple - I'd rather not open another account at some journal web site or something - just plain basic add text to doc.

Any ideas?

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Is this document to be publicly available or private for you? – Dennis S. Mar 20 '13 at 15:29
it's a private doc – yossale Mar 20 '13 at 16:18
The first sentence doesn't make sense. Do you want the email body appended to your actual document, or should it simply be associated with it? In the first case, the actual document will grow as you email it. – Gruber Mar 20 '13 at 19:52
@Gruber - I want it to grow as I email it... – yossale Mar 20 '13 at 20:09
I have never heard of any online system supporting that feature. Your best option is probably to manually append the email body to your document. – Gruber Mar 21 '13 at 8:09
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I think you can get exactly what you're looking for with an IFTTT (If This Then That) recipe. You can create a search that will scan gmail for things like "from:me subject:journal" (or however you want to set it up), then append the contents of it to a Google doc.

Here is a search for recipes that should get you started.

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I've written something like this for internal company use, but don't know of any application that is generally available. A hack you might consider would be to set up a private blog or blog-like-site that accepts post by mail. It won't append to a single document, but all your mail would be in once place. Self-hosted WordPress would allow this, for example.

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