Recommendations for creating an email bot?

Hi there,

I want to create an email bot. Let’s say for starters that I want to be able to email the bot something and the bot responds with an email that’s been translated into a pre-specified language.

Ideally, I’d like to be able to run a small-volume version of this app for free, maybe on Heroku. Here are some resources I’m considering - wondered if you all might have other ideas or suggestions:

  • Node.js hosted on Heroku
  • CloudMailIn for incoming email? (downside, free plan only allows emails up to 512KB)
  • npm translate for translating the email
  • npm nodemailer for outgoing email

I’d ideally find a service that doesn’t “read” the emails or harvest that data, and understand I might have to pay for that.

Do any other services or recommendations come to mind? I don’t need to store the emails at all - just receive, give a rudimentary translation using translate(), and respond.

Thank you!