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How can I be notified (by email) when a card is inactive for a certain period ?

I would like to be notified when a card is inactive to see (in my board) if a card has been lagging behind or simply that none of my team members have done anything with it.

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Katrin Anger Community Leader Mar 02, 2019

@Mathieu Charleux 

Hi Mathieu, I am the Butler Power-Up for tasks like this.

You can set up a command that says like "3 days after the card was due..." or something similar, and have an email notification sent off to you.

Note, that the email feature isn't available for free plans with Butler, but I can confirm that this feature works well.

Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 03, 2019

@Katrin Anger does the power up still have the inactive days variable like the bot did? Butler Bot was able to use card inactivity as a trigger rather than due date... 

Katrin Anger Community Leader Mar 04, 2019

@Iain Dooley No, it doesn't.

But when we ask to have it added, they will do it sooner or later.

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Mar 02, 2019

Hi @Mathieu Charleux  I use the card aging power-up. 

The Card Aging Power-Up helps you see cards on a board that haven’t been touched in a while. When enabled, cards will visibly age with inactivity.

There are two modes of card aging: “Regular” and “Pirate”. In regular mode, cards become progressively more transparent and “fade out” the longer they remain untouched. In pirate mode, cards will tear, yellow, and crack like an old pirate map.

Here is a link with more details:

This method will keep your inbox clear, and you can identify the inactive cards with one quick glance.


Please let me know if this helps.

Have a great day,


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