Skip to content

Usage

Once mailer is deployed, either on your own custom domain or locally, you can start receiving e-mails, using an AJAX request.

Given that these features are enabled with your deployment, the following options are available:

  • Google ReCaptcha v2: make sure only your domains can send e-mails through mailer
  • PGP public key attachment: so that you can respond with end-to-end encryption to your contacts!

Parameters

You can find the documentation for the request parameters in the API documention of your deployment (e.g. https://mailer.domain.me/redoc).

Variable Default Format Description
name "" string, max length: 50 (required) Name of the contact sending the message
email "" string, valid e-mail (required) E-mail of the contact sending the message
subject "" string, max length: 100 (required) Subject of the message to send
message "" string, max length: 1000 (required) Body of the message to send
honeypot "" string, empty (required) Body of the message to send
g-recaptcha-response "" string (optional) Google ReCaptcha v2 response
public_key "" string (optional) PGP public key of the contact sending the message

Headers

When using AJAX requests, make sure the Origin header matches one of the domains specified in the CORS_ORIGINS configuration of your deployment.

Fetch API

Using the Fetch API to perform an AJAX request:

fetch("https://mailer.domain.me/api/mail", {
  method: "POST",
  headers: {
    "Content-Type": "application/json",
  },
  body: JSON.stringify({
    email: "john@doe.com",
    name: "John Doe",
    subject: "Contact",
    message: "Hey there! Up for a coffee?",
    "g-recaptcha-response": "azertyuiopqsdfghjklmwxcvbn",
    public_key:
      "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\n...\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\n",
    honeypot: "",
  }),
});

Axios

Using Axios to perform an AJAX request:

axios.post("https://mailer.domain.me/api/mail", {
  email: "john@doe.com",
  name: "John Doe",
  subject: "Contact",
  message: "Hey there! Up for a coffee?",
  "g-recaptcha-response": "azertyuiopqsdfghjklmwxcvbn",
  public_key:
    "-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\n...\n-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\n",
  honeypot: "",
});

Examples

Explore ready-to-use examples to demonstrate how to use mailer in the docs/examples folder.

To run the examples properly, do not just open the .html files, but be sure to server them with a basic HTTP server, for instance:

python -m http.server <port>

The reason for this requirement is that if you enable CORS protection on mailer, opening files directly in a web-browser will not set the Origin header properly, thus all requests will fail.

Be sure to configure and run an instance of mailer before using them!