SendGrid Node.js helper library
JavaScript

README.md

BuildStatus

This library allows you to quickly and easily use the SendGrid Web API v3 via Node.js.

Version 3.X.X of this library provides full support for all SendGrid Web API v3 endpoints, including the new v3 /mail/send.

This library represents the beginning of a new path for SendGrid. We want this library to be community driven and SendGrid led. We need your help to realize this goal. To help make sure we are building the right things in the right order, we ask that you create issues and pull requests or simply upvote or comment on existing issues or pull requests.

Please browse the rest of this README for further detail.

We appreciate your continued support, thank you!

Installation

Prerequisites

  • Node.js version 0.10, 0.12 or 4
  • The SendGrid service, starting at the free level

Setup Environment Variables

Update the development environment with your SENDGRID_API_KEY, for example:

echo "export SENDGRID_API_KEY='YOUR_API_KEY'" > sendgrid.env
echo "sendgrid.env" >> .gitignore
source ./sendgrid.env

Install Package

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": "^3.0.11"
  }
}

Install sendgrid-nodejs and its dependencies:

npm install

Alternative Installation

You can also install sendgrid locally with the following command:

npm install sendgrid

Dependencies

Quick Start

Hello Email

The following is the minimum needed code to send an email with the /mail/send Helper (here is a full example):

With Mail Helper Class

  var helper = require('sendgrid').mail
  from_email = new helper.Email("test@example.com")
  to_email = new helper.Email("test@example.com")
  subject = "Hello World from the SendGrid Node.js Library!"
  content = new helper.Content("text/plain", "Hello, Email!")
  mail = new helper.Mail(from_email, subject, to_email, content)

  var sg = require('sendgrid').SendGrid(process.env.SENDGRID_API_KEY)
  var requestBody = mail.toJSON()
  var request = sg.emptyRequest()
  request.method = 'POST'
  request.path = '/v3/mail/send'
  request.body = requestBody
  sg.API(request, function (response) {
    console.log(response.statusCode)
    console.log(response.body)
    console.log(response.headers)
  })

The Mail constructor creates a personalization object for you. Here is an example of how to add to it.

Without Mail Helper Class

The following is the minimum needed code to send an email without the /mail/send Helper (here is a full example):

var sg = require('sendgrid').SendGrid(process.env.SENDGRID_API_KEY)
var request = sg.emptyRequest()
request.body = {
  "personalizations": [
    {
      "to": [
        {
          "email": "test@example.com"
        }
      ],
      "subject": "Hello World from the SendGrid Node.js Library!"
    }
  ],
  "from": {
    "email": "test@example.com"
  },
  "content": [
    {
      "type": "text/plain",
      "value": "Hello, Email!"
    }
  ]
};
request.method = 'POST'
request.path = '/v3/mail/send'
sg.API(request, function (response) {
  console.log(response.statusCode)
  console.log(response.body)
  console.log(response.headers)
})

General v3 Web API Usage

var sg = require('sendgrid').SendGrid(process.env.SENDGRID_API_KEY)

// GET Collection
var request = sg.emptyRequest()
request.method = 'GET'
request.path = '/v3/api_keys'
sg.API(request, function (response) {
  console.log(response.statusCode)
  console.log(response.body)
  console.log(response.headers)
})

Usage

Announcements

All updates to this library is documented in our CHANGELOG and releases.

Roadmap

If you are interested in the future direction of this project, please take a look at our open issues and pull requests. We would love to hear your feedback.

How to Contribute

We encourage contribution to our libraries (you might even score some nifty swag), please see our CONTRIBUTING guide for details.

Troubleshooting

Please see our troubleshooting guide for common library issues.

About

sendgrid-nodejs is guided and supported by the SendGrid Developer Experience Team.

sendgrid-nodejs is maintained and funded by SendGrid, Inc. The names and logos for sendgrid-nodejs are trademarks of SendGrid, Inc.

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