Messages

Work with the emails and SMS messages that you send to Mailosaur for testing.

The Message object

Message objects represent an email or SMS received by Mailosaur and contain all the data you might need to perform any number of manual or automated tests.

{
  "id": "77061c9f-da47-4009-9f33-9715a3bbf00c",
  "received": "2019-08-06T17:44:07.197781+00:00",
  "subject": "Email subject line",
  "from": [{
    "name": "Acme",
    "email": "noreply@example.com"
  }],
  "to": [{
    "name": "Jane Doe",
    "email": "janedoe.abc1234@mailosaur.io"
  }],
  "cc": [],
  "bcc": [],
  "html": {
    "links": [{
      "href": "https://example.com/signup",
      "text": "Sign Up Now"
    }],
    "images": [],
    "body": "Lorem ipsum..."
  },
  "text": {
    "links": [{
      "href": "https://example.com/signup",
      "text": "https://example.com/signup"
    }],
    "body": "Lorem ipsum..."
  },
  "attachments": [],
  "metadata": {
    "headers": [{
      "field": "MIME-Version",
      "value": "1.0"
    }]
  },
  "server": "abcd1234"
}

Message summaries

When performing list or search queries, a truncated summary of each message is returned instead of the full object:

{
  "id": "77061c9f-da47-4009-9f33-9715a3bbf00c",
  "received": "2019-08-06T17:44:07.197781+00:00",
  "subject": "Email subject line",
  "from": [{
    "name": "Acme",
    "email": "noreply@example.com"
  }],
  "to": [{
    "name": "Jane Doe",
    "email": "janedoe.abc1234@mailosaur.io"
  }],
  "cc": [],
  "bcc": []
}

Attributes

  • id string Unique identifier for the message.
  • received datetime The date and time the message was received by Mailosaur, in ISO 8601 format.
  • subject string The subject line of the message.
  • from array The sender of the message. Note: This will usually only have one item, but technically it is possible to have multiple senders (yes, we were surprised too!)
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    • name string The message sender's name.
    • email string The message sender's email address (always null for SMS messages).
    • phone string The message sender's telephone number (always null for email messages).
  • to, cc and bcc array The recipients of the message. Note: cc and bcc will always be null for SMS messages.
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    • name string The message recipient's name.
    • email string The message sender's email address (always null for SMS messages).
    • phone string The message sender's telephone number (always null for email messages).
  • html object The HTML content of the message (always null for SMS messages).
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    • body string HTML content.
    • image array Images found within the HTML content, each returned as an object with properties alt (the alternative text for the image) and src.
    • links array Hyperlinks, each returned as an object with properties text (the display text of the link) and href.
  • text object The text content of the message.
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    • body string Text content.
    • links array Hyperlinks, each returned as an object with properties text (the display text of the link) and href.
  • attachments array The attachments associated with the message.
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    • id string Unique identifier for the message.
    • contentType string The MIME type of the attachment.
    • fileName string The file name of the attachment.
    • contentId string The content identifier (for attachments that are embedded within the body of the message).
    • length string The file size, in bytes.
    • url string The URL from which the attachment can be downloaded.
  • metadata object Additional information associated with the message.
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    • headers array Message headers, each returned as an object with properties field and value.
  • server string Unique identifier of the server containing the message.

Retrieve a message

Retrieves the detail for a single email message. Simply supply the unique identifier for the required message.

get https://mailosaur.com/api/messages/:id

Parameters

NameTypeInDescription
idstringpathThe identifier of the email message to be retrieved. This can be found via other API calls such as Search for messages.

To get the ID of a message you need to call one of our other API calls which returns a list of messages. Each message in the list will contain an ID which you can use to make this call.

Response

Status: 200 OK
// Message object

Delete a message

Permanently deletes a message. This operation cannot be undone. Also deletes any attachments related to the message.

delete https://mailosaur.com/api/messages/:id

Parameters

NameTypeInDescription
idstringpathThe identifier of the message to be deleted.

Response

Status: 204 No Content

List all messages

Returns a list of your messages in summary form. The summaries are returned sorted by received date, with the most recently-received messages appearing first.

get https://mailosaur.com/api/messages?server=:server

Parameters

NameTypeInDescription
serverstringqueryThe identifier of the server hosting the messages.
pageintqueryUsed in conjunction with itemsPerPage to support pagination.
itemsPerPageintqueryA limit on the number of results to be returned per page. Can be set between 1 and 1000 items, the default is 50.
receivedAfterdatetimequeryLimits results to only messages received after this date/time.

Response

Status: 200 OK
// Array of Message object

Delete all messages

Permanently deletes all messages held by the specified server. This operation cannot be undone. Also deletes any attachments related to each message.

delete https://mailosaur.com/api/messages?server=:server

Parameters

NameTypeInDescription
serverstringqueryThe identifier of the server to be emptied.

Response

Status: 204 No Content

Search for messages

Returns a list of message summaries matching the specified search criteria, in summary form. The summaries are returned sorted by received date, with the most recently-received messages appearing first.

post https://mailosaur.com/api/messages/search?server=:server

Parameters

NameTypeInDescription
serverstringqueryThe identifier of the server hosting the messages.
pageintqueryUsed in conjunction with itemsPerPage to support pagination.
itemsPerPageintqueryA limit on the number of results to be returned per page. Can be set between 1 and 1000 items, the default is 50.
receivedAfterdatetimequeryLimits results to only messages received after this date/time.

Request

Message Summaries To get the full message content, including HTML & Text body content, you need to use the Retrieve a message endpoint. Alternatively you can search and retrieve in a single call by using our official client libraries.
{
  "sentFrom": "noreply@example.com",
  "sentTo": "someone.abcd1234@mailosaur.io",
  "subject": "Email address",
  "body": "Hey Alice,",
  "match": "ALL"
}
NameTypeDescription
sentFromstringThe full email address from which the target email was sent.
sentTostringThe full email address to which the target email was sent.
subjectstringThe value to seek within the target email’s subject line.
bodystringThe value to seek within the target email’s HTML or text body.
matchstringIf set to ALL (default), then only results that match all specified criteria will be returned. If set to ANY, results that match any of the specified criteria will be returned.

Response

Status: 200 OK
{
  "items": [
    // Message summary object
  ]
}