Gmail API Integration

The Gmail API permits you to sight and accomplish Gmail mailbox data like threads, messages, and labels.

Flexible, RESTful access to Gmail features

The Gmail API is a RESTful API which will be used to access Gmail mailboxes and send mail. For many web applications (including mobile apps), the Gmail API is that the most suitable option for authorized access to a user's Gmail data.

API Overview

The Gmail API provides you flexible, RESTful access to the user's inbox, with a regular interface to Threads, Messages, Labels, Drafts, History, and. Settings. From the fashionable language of your choice, your app can use the API to add Gmail features like:

  • Read messages from Gmail
  • Send email messages
  • Modify the labels applied to messages and threads
  • Search for specific messages and threads
  • Create filters to automatically label, forward, or archive messages
  • All you would like to use the Gmail API is that the client library for your choice of language and an app which will authenticate as a Gmail user.
Gmail API Uses

Typical use cases

The Gmail API are often utilized in a spread of various applications, including, typically:

  • Read-only mail extraction, indexing, and backup
  • Label management (add/remove labels)
  • Automated or programmatic message sending
  • Migrating email accounts from other providers
  • Set standardized email signatures for users in a domain
Gmail API Uses
Gmail API Uses

Key resource types

The Gmail API provides several resource types:

  • Messages are immutable: they can only be created and deleted.
  • Labels serve as the primary means of categorizing and organizing messages and threads
  • Drafts represent unsent messages. The messages themselves can't be modified once created, but the message contained within the draft could also be replaced.
  • History may be a collection of recently modified messages in chronological order.
  • Threads are collections of messages that signify a conversation.
  • Settings control how features of Gmail perform for a user. Settings are obtainable for POP and IMAP access, email forwarding, filters, vacation auto-response, send-as aliases, signatures, delegates, and language.

Common uses

This section offers a very high-level view of how some common use cases can be implemented.

  • Sending Gmail messages
  • Fetching received emails
  • Mail change history
  • Label management
Gmail API Uses

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