Send and receive emails using

v1.2.0 2022-04-13 12:10 UTC

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Last update: 2024-07-13 17:26:38 UTC


Helper library for EmailEngine, the app to access any email account to receive and send emails using an easy-to-use REST API.


Load and initialize the class

use EmailEnginePhp\EmailEngine;

$ee = new EmailEngine(array(
    "access_token" => "3eb50ef80efb67885afb43844df8ae01e4eecb99c4defac3aa37ec5b8b4f1339",
    "service_secret" => "a23da152f5b88543f52420a0de0e0eb6",
    "ee_base_url" => "",
    "redirect_url" => "",


  • access_token is a valid Access Token to authenticate API requests
  • service_secret is the shared secret value, set on the Service configuration page (used to sign public URLs)
  • ee_base_url is the base URL for EmailEngine (eg. the scheme, host and port without any path parameter)
  • redirect_url is the default Redirection URL for hosted authentication forms. Once an account is added, the user is redirected to that URL. Additionally account and state arguments are added as query parameters to this URL.

Hosted authentication

Generate an authentication URL. If you set null as the account ID, then EmailEngine generates a new unique ID, otherwise whatever you specifiy will be used. If that account already exists, then the config is updated.

$auth_url = $ee->get_authentication_url(array("account" => null));
header('Location: ' . $auth_url);

Get webhook settings

$webhook_settings = $ee->get_webhook_settings();
echo "Webhooks are " . ($webhook_settings["enabled"] ? "enabled" : "disabled") . "\n";
echo "Webhooks URL is " . $webhook_settings["url"] . "\n";

Set webhook settings

You can set either all or partial setting values for webhook settings

    // are webhooks enabled or not
    "enabled" => true,
    // The URL webhooks are POSTed to
    "url" => "",
    // Webhooks events to listen for, "*" means all events
    "events" => array("*"),
    // Additional message headers to include, "*" means all headers. Case insensitive.
    "headers" => array("Received", "List-ID"),
    // How many bytes of text content to include in the payload. Set to 0 or false to disable
    "text" => 1024 * 1024,

Making API requests

Class exposes a helper method to make API requests against EmailEngine.

$response = $ee->request($method, $path, $payload = false);


  • $method is either "get", "post", "put" or "delete"
  • $path is the enpoint path, eg "/v1/stats". This path should also include any query arguments if needed, eg. "/v1/settings?proxyUrl=true"
  • $payload is the payload array for POST and PUT requests. Eg. array("proxyUrl" => "socks://")


Register a new account
// Register a new account
$account_response = $ee->request('post', '/v1/account', array(
    'account' => "example", // or null if you want it to be autogenerated by EmailEngine
    'name' => 'Andris Reinman',
    'email' => '',
    'imap' => array(
        'auth' => array(
            'user' => 'andris',
            'pass' => 'secretvalue',
        'host' => '',
        'port' => 993,
        'secure' => true,
    'smtp' => array(
        'auth' => array(
            'user' => 'andris',
            'pass' => 'secretvalue',
        'host' => '',
        'port' => 465,
        'secure' => true,
Wait until the account is connected
$account_id = "example";
$account_connected = false;
while (!$account_connected) {
    $account_info = $ee->request('get', "/v1/account/$account_id");
    if ($account_info["state"] == "connected") {
        $account_connected = true;
        echo "Account $account_id is connected\n";
    } else {
        echo "Account $account_id is ${account_info['state']}...\n";
Send an email
$account_id = "example";
$submit_response = $ee->request('post', "/v1/account/$account_id/submit", array(
    "from" => array(
        "name" => "Andris Reinman",
        "address" => "",
    "to" => array(
            "name" => "Ethereal",
            "address" => "",
    "subject" => "Test message",
    "text" => "Hello from myself!",
    "html" => "<p>Hello from myself!</p>",

If sending succeeds, then the sent message is also uploaded to the Sent Mail folder.

Download an attachment
$account_id = "example";
$attachment_id = "AAAAAQAABRQ";