Happy New Year everyone! Hope you are all doing well. It's time for another product update.
New daily email usage limit
To prevent email service abuse, we updated the email quota for free plan accounts: 20 emails per 24-hour period.
When the email quota is reached, the related task will be disabled and an email notification will be sent to your primary email address that is provided during registration.
You may re-enable the task once your quota becomes available again - the sending limit is applied over a rolling 24-hour period, and your quota will be fully renewed after 24 hours. To help you monitor the usage, we rolled out a usage section on the account page, you can check it out here.
We feel like the new quota should be sufficient for regular use cases since too many emails sent during a short period would become noisy anyway. We’ll keep trying to understand our users' email usage patterns and iterate on the quota plan so that our free plan users don't get too annoyed by task disablement due to email overuse.
Task execution error reminder
One pain point of our users is that when their task notifications failed to deliver (e.g. due to misconfigured condition rule, or incorrect delivery email address), it's hard for them to notice the failure, since the task execution was marked as
COMPLETED, and they have to expand the task execution detail, and look at the
Errors section for any errors.
Now when such failure occurs, the task execution will be marked as
FAILED, so it's easier for users to notice the failure without having to expand the execution detail.
On top of that, when a notification delivery failed due to a misconfigured notification condition 5 times in a row, the task will be disabled and an email notification will be sent to your primary email address. We think that a task with a misconfigured notification is incomplete, and disabling the task would help force users to correct their notification setup.
Task disable email notification enhancement
We enhanced the task disablement email notification. Now each email will show detail about the reason for the disablement, such as email/SMS usage exceeds the limit, invalid notification condition, or the HTTP task's response body exceed the limit. This will help users troubleshoot their task setup and help them fix the issue and re-enable the task faster.
To make task editing experience more smooth, we now support using
Esc key to cancel task edits. See here for a full list of shortcuts we supported.
Thank you for reading! As always, if you have any feedback on our product and features, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to hearing from you! Happy New Year!