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How do I email a specific list on a board?

My board has multiple lists.  Is there a way to email a specific list on a given board? 


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Adding a vote to this, but it seems like this is a dead issue.  Seems like a great feature to fill the gap between emailing boards and emailing cards.  I think it would be fine to have something similar to adding labels.  Maybe ~ListName in the subject to place it in the correct list.

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Mike Atlassian Team Apr 21, 2017

Hi Ryan,


Right now, there's not, but I can definitely pass that request along to the team!


Now, in your board settings, you can choose the one list that your emailed cards will be added to, or you can email specific cards, but not specific lists yet. I like this idea, though!

Great, thanks for passing it on.  I find it easier to manage different tasks within a project as different cards in a list (which all belong to a given board, or subject).  Others may be better at managing tasks within a card, but I find it helpful to be able to re-sort cards, which cannot be done easily with items on a card.

Again, appreciate your help moving forward!

I just want to second this.  I am starting to email things to my Team Member's Trello Lists.  I one board per team and I have a list for each team member on their given Team's Board.  I would love to be able to email the specific Team Members List a To-Do.  

Right now I have selected at random one Team Members List on each board, so that I can email that Board and then go to Trello and move the Card to the correct List.

Thanks for looking into this.  Any movement?

We third this! We have a board with to-be-filed lists and want to be able to email to a particular list within the same board.

We fourth this! Any update team?

We fifth this! Would be nice if it can be like tagging, ie #list_x

I enthusiastically support adding this feature! I envisioned a great set-up for an inbox board . . . that was impossible without this feature. It seems odd we can mail to a board and a card but not to a list.

I Seventh this !!!

Looking for the same feature

I TOTALLY want this too - I did a search on HOW to do this?? and found this thread!  PLEASE TRELLO - would be awesome!!!

I definitely need it. 

Adding my vote to the pile. List specific email would be awesome. Even for 2-3 lists.

This would be an amazing feature to have, I was actively searching for how to do this when I stumbled on this post.


I was looking to see if this could be done and came across this post. Either some type of flag in the email itself or a unique email address like with boards and cards to email to a specific list.


I submitted this to , hopefully it will be considered

I ended up just using the Trello API and a PowerShell script. Every list has an ID so you can create new cards in any list you want.

Thanks for any "how to" you may want to supply for this workaround. 


Here is the API info for creating a card. The idList is where you designate which list the card goes to:

Each list has an ID:

For PowerShell specifically, there is a good module which has a lot of the API wrapped in cmdlets:

Or if you want to just use cURL, this is what I am using in one of my scripts:

curl.exe --request POST --max-time 40 --retry 3 --retry-delay 5 --progress-bar  --url "$APIKEY" `

        --form "idList=$LISTID" `

        --form "pos=top" `

        --form "name=$CARDTITLE" `

        --form "fileSource=@$_;type=application/pdf"

I'm using cURL instead of Invoke-RestMethod because when attaching PDF's to cards I can't set the mime type.

I hope this helps.

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Me eleven! We could really use this feature. 

I'm adding my voice here, definitely need a list chooser for cards by mail feature. 

@ (named of list) in subject of emails drops it onto a specific list on a board.  But if there is an easier way I will make my vote the 10th.  Even if this is part of the paid membership only it would be worth it!

Karla - does that mean in the subject of the email you simply type


followed by one space 

followed by

"exact name of list" ?


Coz I just tried without the space and it didn't work - but i did have other things in the subject heading


thanking you!

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