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Python SDK for Paubox Email REST API

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Paubox

Paubox Python Package

This package and Paubox Transactional Email HTTP API are currently in alpha development.

This is the official Python package for the Paubox Transactional Email HTTP API. The Paubox Transactional Email API allows your application to send secure, HIPAA-compliant email via Paubox and track deliveries and opens.

Table of Contents

Installation

Getting Paubox API Credentials

You will need to have a Paubox account. You can sign up here.

Once you have an account, follow the instructions on the Rest API dashboard to verify domain ownership and generate API credentials.

Setup Environment Variables

$ echo "export PAUBOX_API_KEY='YOUR_API_KEY'" > .env
$ echo "export PAUBOX_HOST='https://api.paubox.net/v1/YOUR_ENDPOINT_NAME'" >> .env
$ echo ".env" >> .gitignore
$ source .env

Install Package

$ pip install paubox-python

Dependencies

Requests

Usage

Sending Messages with the Paubox Mail Helper

Sending via Paubox is easy. This is the minimum content needed to send an email.

import paubox
from paubox.helpers.mail import Mail

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
recipients = ["recipient@example.com"]
from_ = "sender@yourdomain.com"
subject = "Testing!"
content = {"text/plain": "Hello World!"}
mail = Mail(from_, subject, recipients, content)
response = paubox_client.send(mail.get())
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Sending Messages without the Mail Helper Class

import paubox

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
mail = {
    "data": {
        "message": {
            "recipients": [
                "recipient@example.com"
            ],
            "headers": {
                "subject": "Testing!",
                "from": "sender@yourdomain.com"
            },
            "content": {
                "text/plain": "Hello World!",
            }
        }
    }
}
response = paubox_client.send(mail)
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Allowing non-TLS message delivery

If you want to send non-PHI mail that does not need to be HIPAA-compliant, you can allow the message delivery to take place even if a TLS connection is unavailable.

This means the message will not be converted into a secure portal message when a nonTLS connection is encountered. For this, just pass allowNonTLS as True, as shown below:

Using Mail Class Helper

import paubox
from paubox.helpers.mail import Mail

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
recipients = ["recipient@example.com"]
from_ = "sender@yourdomain.com"
subject = "Testing!"
content = {
    "text/plain": "Hello World!"    
}
optional_headers = {    
    'reply_to': 'replies@yourdomain.com',    
    'allowNonTLS': True
}
mail = Mail(from_, subject, recipients, content, optional_headers)
response = paubox_client.send(mail.get())
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Without the Mail Class Helper

import paubox

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
mail = {
    "data": {
        "message": {
            "recipients": [
                "recipient@example.com"
            ],            
            'allowNonTLS': True,
            "headers": {
                "subject": "Testing!",
                "from": "Sender <sender@yourdomain.com>",
                "reply-to": "Reply-to <replies@yourdomain.com>"
            },
            "content": {
                "text/plain": "Hello World!",              
            }            
        }
    }
}
response = paubox_client.send(mail)
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Forcing Secure Notifications

Paubox Secure Notifications allow an extra layer of security, especially when coupled with an organization's requirement for message recipients to use 2-factor authentication to read messages (this setting is available to org administrators in the Paubox Admin Panel).

Instead of receiving an email with the message contents, the recipient will receive a notification email that they have a new message in Paubox.

Using Mail Class Helper

import paubox
from paubox.helpers.mail import Mail

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
recipients = ["recipient@example.com"]
from_ = "sender@yourdomain.com"
subject = "Testing!"
content = {
    "text/plain": "Hello World!"    
}
optional_headers = {    
    'reply_to': 'replies@yourdomain.com',    
    'forceSecureNotification': 'true'
}
mail = Mail(from_, subject, recipients, content, optional_headers)
response = paubox_client.send(mail.get())
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Without the Mail Class Helper

import paubox

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
mail = {
    "data": {
        "message": {
            "recipients": [
                "recipient@example.com"
            ],                        
            'forceSecureNotification': 'true',
            "headers": {
                "subject": "Testing!",
                "from": "Sender <sender@yourdomain.com>",
                "reply-to": "Reply-to <replies@yourdomain.com>"
            },
            "content": {
                "text/plain": "Hello World!"             
            }            
        }
    }
}
response = paubox_client.send(mail)
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Sending Messages with all available headers

Using Mail Class Helper

import paubox
import base64
from paubox.helpers.mail import Mail

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
recipients = ["recipient@example.com"]
from_ = "sender@yourdomain.com"
subject = "Testing!"
attachment_content = base64.b64encode("Hello World!")
content = {
    "text/plain": "Hello World!",
    "text/html": "<html><body><h1>Hello World!</h1></body></html>"
}
optional_headers = {
    "attachments": [{
        "fileName": "the_file.txt",
        "contentType": "text/plain",
        "content": attachment_content
    }],
    'reply_to': 'replies@yourdomain.com',
    'bcc': 'recipient2@example.com',
    'cc':['recipientcc@example.com'],
    'forceSecureNotification': 'true',
    'allowNonTLS': True
}
mail = Mail(from_, subject, recipients, content, optional_headers)
response = paubox_client.send(mail.get())
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Without the Mail Class Helper

import paubox
import base64

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
attachment_content = base64.b64encode("Hello World!")
mail = {
    "data": {
        "message": {
            "recipients": [
                "recipient@example.com"
            ],
            "bcc": ["recipient2@example.com"],
            'cc':['recipientcc@example.com'],
            'forceSecureNotification':'true',
            'allowNonTLS': True,
            "headers": {
                "subject": "Testing!",
                "from": "Sender <sender@yourdomain.com>",
                "reply-to": "Reply-to <replies@yourdomain.com>"
            },
            "content": {
                "text/plain": "Hello World!",
                "text/html": "<html><body><h1>Hello World!</h1></body></html>"
            },
            "attachments": [{
                    "fileName": "the_file.txt",
                    "contentType": "text/plain",
                    "content": attachment_content
            }]
        }
    }
}
response = paubox_client.send(mail)
print(response.status_code)
print(response.headers)
print(response.text)

Checking Email Dispositions

The SOURCE_TRACKING_ID of a message is returned in the response.text of your send request. Use response.to_dict to access the response text as a dictionary.

import paubox

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient()
disposition_response = paubox_client.get("SOURCE_TRACKING_ID")
print(disposition_response.status_code)
print(disposition_response.headers)
print(disposition_response.text)

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/Paubox/paubox-python.

License

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Copyright

Copyright © 2019, Paubox Inc.

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