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Python3 SDK for Paubox Email REST API

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Paubox

Paubox Python3 Package

This is the official Python3 package for the Paubox Email API.

The Paubox Email API allows your application to send secure, HIPAA compliant email via Paubox and track email deliveries and opens.

Table of Contents

External Resources

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 keys. Further quickstart instructions for this process can be found here.

Configuring API Credentials Locally

While you can simply hard-code your authentication credentials, it's often better practice to tuck these values away in an environment or configuration file. Our following code snippets leverage the use of the config python package to load our credentials. To set config up, include your API key credentials in a config file (e.g. config.cfg)

PAUBOX_HOST: 'https://api.paubox.net/v1/YOUR_ENDPOINT_NAME'
PAUBOX_API_KEY: 'YOUR_API_KEY'

Then, install the config package using pip3 to load API credentials from the config.cfg file:

$ pip3 install config

Install Package

$ pip3 install paubox-python3

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

from config import Config 
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
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

from config import Config 
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
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

from config import Config 
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
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

from config import Config 
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
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.

To enable this, pass the forceSecureNotification header as True as shown below:

Using Mail Class Helper

import paubox
from paubox.helpers.mail import Mail

from config import Config
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
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

from config import Config
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
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

from config import Config
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
recipients = ["recipient@example.com"]
from_ = "sender@yourdomain.com"
subject = "Testing!"
attachment_content = base64.b64encode(bytes("Hello World!", encoding="utf-8")).decode()
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

from config import Config
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
attachment_content = base64.b64encode("Hello World!".encode('utf-8')).decode('utf-8')
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

from config import Config
with open("config.cfg") as config_file:
    paubox_config = Config(config_file)

paubox_client = paubox.PauboxApiClient(paubox_config.PAUBOX_API_KEY, paubox_config.PAUBOX_HOST)
disposition_response = paubox_client.get("SOURCE_TRACKING_ID")
print(disposition_response.status_code)
print(disposition_response.headers)
print(disposition_response.text)

Contributing

The Paubox-python3 SDK is maintained by Paubox, Inc.

We want to empower our users building applications with the Paubox Email API, and so we encourage you to file bug reports/create GitHub issues and pull requests. Chances are other developers using our Email API might be having similar ideas about new features or approaches to improving the SDK, so we encourage you to upvote or comment on existing issues or pull requests!

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 © 2021, Paubox, Inc.

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