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Below is a step by step walkthrough with pictures. Please complete this walkthrough with a PC or MAC and requires a Gmail account to be used that your receipts are being delivered to.
The email you use for PayPal receipts to be received and your LoyalShops EMAIL MUST BE THE SAME. If you need to change the LoyalShops email, do so in Settings / User Settings. Save, logout and log back in with the new email address.
Here we will walk you through setting up Auto Forwarding of Consultant Consumer Emails with Gmail.
A) Login to your Gmail account, then choose the Gear (1) , Then Settings (2):
B) Click on (3) Forwarding and POP/IMAP, then click on (4) "Add a forwarding address"
C) Enter email@example.com in the "Please enter a new forwarding address: box (5)
D) Proceed with adding "firstname.lastname@example.org" forwarding email address and click Next. Click on Proceed (6) to accept email@example.com as a potential forwarding address. It may look like you may forward all your mail by choosing this option, but actually, these steps are just an authorization to forward emails once approved. It will still be disabled after this step is completed and you have full control over what is forwarded.
D) At this stage, LoyalShops get's an email from Google asking for our permission to allow you to forward email to us. Your screen in the forwarding section will look like (7) below with verifying firstname.lastname@example.org. There is nothing you need to do, except check back and see if this screen changes or you get an email from us stating your AutoPunch is approved. If it doesn't or you don't get an email back soon, we haven't approved your forwarding request yet. This is a manual process for us. We will try and get to it right away, but sometimes we need an hour or two or if it's late, we will get to it in the morning. Either way, once it's approved, we will send you a confirmation email. You do not need a confirmation code, we approve for you. If after 24 hours you haven't received an approval, reach out to us at email@example.com and tell us you requested AutoPunch approval and didn't get an approval email and please include the email you were forwarding from. Once we have, it will look like (8).
Under most situations, we will try and approve these within 30 minutes as this step is a manual process on the LoyalShops side, but hey, if it's the middle of the night, we have to sleep sometime ;) So give us up to 12 hours to approve auto-forwarding. This approval process has to be approved, before continuing. As soon as we approve, we will send you an Approved AutoPunch email stating so.
This is what the screen will look like once it's approved. PLEASE INSURE "Disable forwarding" is set (8). This step just enables the ability to forward email, in the next few steps we will tell Gmail exactly what type of mail to forward as we only want to forward receipts. You do not need a Confirmation Code.
AFTER APPROVAL (LEAVE IT ON DISABLE FORWARDING!, Otherwise you send all your email to LoyalShops)
E) Telling Gmail to Send just the PayPal Receipts
We now want to look at the Gmail Top Menu Options and click on "Filters and Blocked Addresses" (9).
Now, in the Filters menu,
click on "Create a new filter" (10).
F) To to the entry box "Has the words" (11) and type exactly "just paid for your invoice"
Then, click on the "Create filter with this search" (12)
G) We are in the home stretch! Find the Forward it to: and click the Forward button and choose from the dropdown menu, firstname.lastname@example.org (13). Then, finally choose the "Create Filter" button (14).
H) You should now see in the Filters Menu: Matches: just paid for your invoice
Do this: Forward to email@example.com (15)
If so, you are now setup to receive Auto Punches from Gmail - CONGRATS!!!