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When viewing the available messages, you can view the list if available messages, or view an individual message. Viewing the individual message will also view the files attached to the message.

Viewing available Messages

Request Info & Parameters

Request Info
Info Value
Request URL /message
Request VERB GET
Request Parameters
Parameter Type Description
sent_after Date List messages sent after YYYY-MM-DD
sent_in_the_last Integer List messages sent in the last X number of hours

Response

Response Parameters
Parameter Type Description
id String The message ID.
sender String The sender of the message.
recipients Array All the specified recpients.
ccs Array All the cc'd recipients.
created_at Datetime When the message was created.
expires_at Date When the message expires.
authorization Integer
  • 0: Anyone can download
  • 1: Anyone can download after authentication
  • 2: Specified Recipients and local users can download
  • 3: Only Specified Recipients can download
authorization_description String The description of the authorization.
subject String The subject of the message.
size Integer The number of total bytes in the message.
attachments array All attachments to this message with the following individual parameters:
  • id: The Attachment ID
  • filename: The file name
  • size: File size in bytes
  • content_type: the content-type
  • checksum: the SHA-1 checksum of the attachment
  • crc32: the crc32 checksum
  • created_at: when the attachment was created (could be different than the message if the attachment is attached to multiple messages or filelinks)
  • URL: the direct download URL. Please note that this expires quickly so is only for direct download, it is not publishable.

Example using curl

curl -s -X GET --user "$api_key:x" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' https://test.host/message?sent_in_the_last=24

{"messages":
  [
    {
      "id":"1p4EHkeNzM5b2qO7kyNEIy",
      "sender":"user@example.com",
      "recipients":["user@example.com"],
      "expires_at":"2011-07-23",
      "expires_after":0,
      "authorization":3,
      "authorization_description":"Only Specified Recipients can access",
      "size":53516,
      "subject":"test subject",
      "message":"Test Message",
      "private_message":false,
      "ccs":[],
      "url":"https://www.example.com/message/1p4EHkeNzM5b2qO7kyNEIy",
      "created_at":"2011-07-09 06:51:07",
      "attachments":[
        {
          "id":"fHbIuSIou38Txc0jVrobEp",
          "filename":"176638.strip.gif",
          "size":53516,
          "content_type":"image/gif",
          "checksum":"5c59ef6f86b878cac23fee21498e192d2247d988",
          "crc32":"acb7c906",
          "created_at":"2011-07-09 06:51:07",
          "url":"https://www.example.com/message/lLIpq63PmFuIGCtmEsl3JG/fHbIuSIou38Txc0jVrobEp/ddMilLfDbOvo4QlzttYMlT/176638.strip.gif"
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Viewing a message

If you know the message ID (listed above), you can view an individual message.

Request Info
Info Value
Request URL /message/message_id
Request VERB GET
Request Parameters
Parameter Type Description
message_id String The message id

The response parameters are the same as when listing all messages (above) and will only return one message.

Example using Curl

curl -s -X GET --user "$api_key:x" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' https://test.host/message/1p4EHkeNzM5b2qO7kyNEIy

{"message":
  {
    "id":"1p4EHkeNzM5b2qO7kyNEIy",
    "sender":"user@example.com",
    "recipients":["user@example.com"],
    "expires_at":"2011-07-23",
    "expires_after":0,
    "authorization":3,
    "authorization_description":"Only Specified Recipients can access",
    "size":53516,
    "subject":"test subject",
    "message":"Test Message",
    "private_message":false,
    "ccs":[],
    "url":"https://www.example.com/message/1p4EHkeNzM5b2qO7kyNEIy",
    "created_at":"2011-07-09 06:51:07",
    "attachments":[
      {
        "id":"fHbIuSIou38Txc0jVrobEp",
        "filename":"176638.strip.gif",
        "size":53516,
        "content_type":"image/gif",
        "checksum":"5c59ef6f86b878cac23fee21498e192d2247d988",
        "crc32":"acb7c906",
        "created_at":"2011-07-09 06:51:07",
        "url":"https://www.example.com/message/lLIpq63PmFuIGCtmEsl3JG/fHbIuSIou38Txc0jVrobEp/ddMilLfDbOvo4QlzttYMlT/176638.strip.gif"
      }
    ]
  }
}

In this example, there's one available attachment. Using the URL, you can download the file. Again, using curl:

curl -s -X GET --user "$api_key:x" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' https://test.host/message/1p4EHkeNzM5b2qO7kyNEIy/ZfYoatTMcYQLX0qUutOate/A3ohjLyybRyFMj9x65KbzE/secret_image.jpg

Please note that the URL is a one time URL and it will expire after the file has been downloaded. It's not possible to link to individual files without viewing the message.