Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New web service method to fetch SMTP log of transactional email

We've launched a new JangoSMTP API method to retrieve the SMTP log for a transactional email message. The method, Reports_GetSMTPLog_Transactional, is described in detail below.

  • Reports_GetSMTPLog_Transactional
    Returns the SMTP log session for the specified transactional email message

  • The method takes, as input parameters, the JangoSMTP account username, password, and the numeric Transactional ID corresponding to the transactional email for which the SMTP Log should be retrieved. The method was designed around the Transactional ID rather than a recipient email address, since the Transactional ID will always be unique per individual transactional email message. With email addresses, there can be multiple transactional emails to the same address within an account.

    Thet Transactional ID can be retrieved from the User Interface in Reporting, or via other API methods, like Reports_Transactional_GetRecipients_XML.

    A sample output of Reports_GetSMTPLog_Transactional is shown below:

    JangoSMTP is the only email service that offers access to SMTP logs for transactional email, and is now also the only service to do so through an API. The full API, including documentation and test forms, is at The methods that apply to JangoSMTP are in the categories Transactional Sending and Transactional Reporting.