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SendGrid Node.js helper library
JavaScript

README.md

SendGrid-nodejs

This nodejs module allows you to quickly and easily send emails through SendGrid using nodejs.

BuildStatus NPM version

var sendgrid  = require('sendgrid')(sendgrid_api_key);
sendgrid.send({
  to:       'example@example.com',
  from:     'other@example.com',
  subject:  'Hello World',
  text:     'My first email through SendGrid.'
}, function(err, json) {
  if (err) { return console.error(err); }
  console.log(json);
});

Installation

The following recommended installation requires npm. If you are unfamiliar with npm, see the npm docs. Npm comes installed with Node.js since node version 0.8.x therefore you likely already have it.

Add the following to your package.json file:

{
  ...
  "dependencies": {
    ...
    "sendgrid": "^1.9.2"
  }
}

Install sendgrid-nodejs and its dependencies:

npm install

Alternative Installation

You can also install sendgrid locally with the following command:

npm install sendgrid

Example App

There is a sendgrid-nodejs-example app to help jumpstart your development.

Usage

To begin using this library, initialize the SendGrid object with your SendGrid credentials OR a SendGrid API Key. API Key is the preferred method. To configure API keys, visit https://app.sendgrid.com/settings/api_keys.

var sendgrid  = require('sendgrid')(sendgrid_api_key);
// OR
var sendgrid  = require('sendgrid')(api_user, api_password);

Create a new JavaScript object with your message details.

var payload   = {
  to      : 'to@example.com',
  from    : 'from@other.com',
  subject : 'Saying Hi',
  text    : 'This is my first email through SendGrid'
}

Send it.

sendgrid.send(payload, function(err, json) {
  if (err) { console.error(err); }
  console.log(json);
});

Email

Email helps you more powerfully prepare your message to be sent.

To get started create an Email object where params is a javascript object. You can pass in as much or as little to params as you want.

var sendgrid  = require('sendgrid')(api_user, api_password);
var email     = new sendgrid.Email(params);

Sample

Here is a sample for using it.

var sendgrid  = require('sendgrid')(api_user, api_password);
var email     = new sendgrid.Email({
  to:       'foo@bar.com',
  from:     'you@yourself.com',
  subject:  'Subject goes here',
  text:     'Hello world'
});
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) {
  if (err) { return console.error(err); }
  console.log(json);
});

Available params

var params = {
  smtpapi:  new sendgrid.smtpapi(),
  to:       [],
  toname:   [],
  from:     '',
  fromname: '',
  subject:  '',
  text:     '',
  html:     '',
  bcc:      [],
  cc:       [],
  replyto:  '',
  date:     '',
  files: [
    {
      filename:     '',           // required only if file.content is used.
      contentType:  '',           // optional
      cid:          '',           // optional, used to specify cid for inline content
      path:         '',           //
      url:          '',           // == One of these three options is required
      content:      ('' | Buffer) //
    }
  ],
  file_data:  {},
  headers:    {}
};

NOTE: anything that is available in the Email constructor is available for use in the sendgrid.send function.

Setting params

You can set params like you would for any standard JavaScript object.

var sendgrid  = require('sendgrid')(api_user, api_password);
var email     = new sendgrid.Email({to: 'person@email.com'});
email.to      = "different@email.com";
email.replyto = "reply-here@email.com";
email.subject = "This is a subject";

addTo

You can add one or multiple TO addresses using addTo.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.addTo('foo@bar.com');
email.addTo('another@another.com');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

NOTE: This is different than setting an array on to. The array on to will show everyone the to addresses it was sent to. Using addTo will not. Usually, you'll want to use addTo.

setTos

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setTos(['foo@bar.com', 'another@another.com']);
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setFrom

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setFrom('foo@bar.com');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setFromName

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setFromName('Bob Bar');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

addCc

You can add one or multiple CC addresses using addCc.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addCc('foo@bar.com');
email.addCc('another@another.com');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setCcs

You can multiple CC addresses using setCcs.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setCcs(['foo@bar.com', 'another@another.com']);
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

addBcc

You can add one or multiple BCC addresses using addBcc.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addBcc('foo@bar.com');
email.addBcc('another@another.com');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setBccs

You can multiple BCC addresses using setBccs.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setBccs(['foo@bar.com', 'another@another.com']);
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setSubject

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setSubject('Some subject');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setText

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setText('Some text');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setHtml

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setHtml('<h1>Some html</h1>');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setDate

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setDate('Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:21:16 +0000');
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setSendAt

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setSendAt(1409348513);
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setSendEachAt

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setSendEachAt([1409348513, 1409348514]);
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

addSendEachAt

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addSendEachAt(1409348513);
email.addSendEachAt(1409348514);
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

addHeader

You can add custom headers. This will ADD rather than SET headers.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setHeaders({full: 'hearts'});   // headers = {full: 'hearts'}
email.addHeader('spin', 'attack');   // headers = {full: 'hearts', spin: 'attack'}
email.addHeader('mask', 'salesman'); // headers = {full: 'hearts', spin: 'attack', mask: 'salesman'}
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

setHeaders

You can set custom headers.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email(); 
email.setHeaders({full: 'hearts'});   // headers = {full: 'hearts'}
email.setHeaders({mask: 'salesman'}); // headers = {mask: 'salesman'}
sendgrid.send(email, function(err, json) { });

addSubstitution

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addSubstitution('keep', 'secret'); // sub = {keep: ['secret']}
email.addSubstitution('other', ['one', 'two']);   // sub = {keep: ['secret'], other: ['one', 'two']}

setSubstitutions

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setSubstitutions({keep: ['secret'], other: ['one', 'two']}); // sub = {keep: ['secret'], other: ['one', 'two']});

addSection

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addSection('-charge-', 'This ship is useless.'); // section = {'-charge-': 'This ship is useless.'}

setSections

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setSections({'-charge-': 'This ship is useless.'}); // section = {'-charge-': 'This ship is useless.'}

addUniqueArg

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setUniqueArgs({cow: 'chicken'});   // unique_args = {cow: 'chicken'}
email.addUniqueArg('cat', 'dog');        // unique_args = {cow: 'chicken', cat: 'dog'}

setUniqueArgs

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setUniqueArgs({cow: 'chicken'}); // unique_args = {cow: 'chicken'}
email.setUniqueArgs({dad: 'proud'});   // unique_args = {dad: 'proud'}

addCategory

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addCategory('tactics');        // category = ['tactics']
email.addCategory('advanced');       // category = ['tactics', 'advanced']

setCategories

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setCategories(['tactics']);        // category = ['tactics']
email.setCategories(['snowball-fight']); // category = ['snowball-fight']

addFilter

Alternatively, you can add filter settings one at a time.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addFilter('footer', 'enable', 1);
email.addFilter('footer', 'text/html', '<strong>boo</strong>');

setFilters

You can set a filter using an object literal.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setFilters({
  'footer': {
    'settings': {
      'enable': 1,
      'text/html': '<strong>You can haz footers!</strong>'
    }
  }
});

setASMGroupID

You can set an ASM Group ID using an integer.

var email     = new sendgrid.Email();
email.setASMGroupID(123);        // asm_group_id = 123

addFile

You can add files directly from content in memory. It will try to guess the contentType based on the filename.

email.addFile({
  filename: 'secret.txt',
  content:  new Buffer('You will never know....')
});

You can add files directly from a url. It will try to guess the contentType based on the filename. Note: filename is required when using a url.

email.addFile({
  filename: 'icon.jpg',
  url: 'http://i.imgur.com/2fDh8.jpg'
});

You can add files from a path on the filesystem. It will try to grap the filename and contentType from the path.

email.addFile({
  path: '../files/resume.txt'
});

You can tag files for use as inline HTML content. It will mark the file for inline disposition using the specified "cid".

email.addFile({
  cid: 'the_logo',           // should match cid value in html
  path: '../files/logo.png'
});
email.addHtml('<div>Our logo:<img src="cid:the_logo"></div>');

Templates

You can easily use SendGrid's template engine.

var email = new sendgrid.Email();
email.addTo('example@domain.com');
email.subject = "Send with templates app";
email.from = 'from@example.com';
email.text = 'Hi there!';
email.html = '<h1>Hi there!</h1>';

// add filter settings one at a time
email.addFilter('templates', 'enable', 1);
email.addFilter('templates', 'template_id', '09c6ab89-9157-4710-8ca4-db7927c631d6');

// or set a filter using an object literal.
email.setFilters({
    'templates': {
        'settings': {
            'enable': 1,
            'template_id' : '09c6ab89-9157-4710-8ca4-db7927c631d6',
        }
    }
});

Options

Changing URL

You may change the URL sendgrid-nodejs uses to send email by supplying various parameters to options, all parameters are optional:

var sendgrid = require('sendgrid')('username', 'password', { "protocol" : "http", "host" : "sendgrid.org", "endpoint" : "/send", "port" : "80" });

A full URI may also be provided:

var sendgrid = require('sendgrid')('username', 'password', { "uri" : "http://sendgrid.org:80/send" });

Request

sendgrid-nodejs uses the node request module. You can pass in options to be merged. This enables you to use your own https.Agent, node-tunnel or the request proxy url. Please note that sendgrid requires https.

var sendgrid = require('sendgrid')('username', 'password', {
proxy: "http://localproxy:3128" });

or

var https = require('https');
var agent = new https.Agent();
// Set Max Sockets to 500
agent.maxSockets = 500;

var sendgrid = require('sendgrid')('username', 'password', { web: {
pool: agent } });

Issues

When filing an issue please include your package.json and the output of npm ls sendgrid to help us isolate and repro the issue

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

Running Tests

The existing tests can be run using Mocha with the following command:

npm test

You can run individual tests with the following command:

./node_modules/.bin/mocha [path to test].js

Integration Tests

In order to run the integration tests, you'll need to update the environment file with your valid SendGrid credentials. Start by making a live copy of the example:

cp .env.example .env.test

Next, open up .env.test and fill it in. After you have updated the environment file with your credentials, you can run the suite using the following command:

npm test

Deploying

  • Confirm tests pass
  • Bump the version in README.md, package.json, test/lib/sendgrid.test.js
  • Update CHANGELOG.md
  • Confirm tests pass
  • Commit Version bump vX.X.X
  • npm publish
  • Push changes to GitHub
  • Release tag on GitHub vX.X.X

License

Licensed under the MIT License.

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