Email API

API change history

Email API contains methods for handling various aspects of email campaigns (design, send) as well as recipients (list of email addresses, additional data to merge into message text), etc.

addSubscriber

This method is built for use in websites and integrations that need to add subscribers on a instance-by-instance basis, and adds a subscriber to an existing subscriber list, including custom field data if supplied. If the subscriber (email address) already exists, their name and any custom field values are updated with whatever is passed in. The subscriber data is then passed into a processing queue in Campaign Monitor to be added. For instantaneous adding or to add subscribers in bulk, please use the Importing Many Subscribers method.

When specifying a value for a date custom field, avoid the ambiguous date formats dd/mm/yyyy and mm/dd/yyyy. Instead use an explicit format like yyyy/mm/dd. Please note that each custom field value has a data limit of 250 characters. Existing custom field data is not cleared if new custom field values are not provided. Multi-Valued Select Many custom fields are set by providing multiple Custom Field array items with the same key. Date type custom fields may be cleared by passing in a value of “0000-00-00”.

New subscribers only will be sent the follow-up email as configured in the list settings. If the list has been set as double opt-in, they will be sent the verification email, otherwise they will be sent the confirmation email you have set up for the list being subscribed to.

Please note: If the subscriber is in an inactive state or has previously been unsubscribed or added to the suppression list and you specify the Resubscribe input value as true, they will be re-added to the list. Therefore, this method should be used with caution and only where suitable. If Resubscribe is specified as false, the subscriber will not be re-added to the active list.

By default, resubscribed subscribers will not restart any automated workflows, but they will receive any remaining emails. However, if you specify the RestartSubscriptionBasedAutoresponders input value as true, any sequences will be restarted. RestartSubscriptionBasedAutoresponders only affects resubscribing subscribers, and will default to false if omitted.

Try it

Request

Request URL

Request parameters

  • string

    listId is in UUID format.

Request headers

  • string

    The authorization token. The token will be in the format "Bearer API_KEY". For example: "Authorization: Bearer 123456789". Please include the space between "Bearer" and "API_KEY".

Request body

Subscriber to add to list

{
  "EmailAddress": "peter.pan@touchbasepro.com",
  "Name": "Peter Pan",
  "CustomFields": [
    {
      "Key": "Flying",
      "Value": "Yes"
    },
    {
      "Key": "Skills",
      "Value": "Swordsman"
    },
    {
      "Key": "FavoriteColor",
      "Value": "green"
    }
  ],
  "Resubscribe": true,
  "RestartSubscriptionBasedAutoresponders": true,
  "ConsentToTrack": "Yes"
}
{
  "allOf": [
    {
      "required": [
        "EmailAddress",
        "Name",
        "CustomFields"
      ],
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "EmailAddress": {
          "type": "string",
          "description": "Subscriber email address"
        },
        "Name": {
          "type": "string",
          "description": "Subscriber name"
        },
        "CustomFields": {
          "type": "array",
          "items": {
            "required": [
              "Key",
              "Value"
            ],
            "type": "object",
            "properties": {
              "Key": {
                "type": "string",
                "example": "age"
              },
              "Value": {
                "type": "string",
                "example": "22"
              }
            }
          },
          "description": "Subscriber custom field values. Custom field values of `MultiSelectMany` are saved with multiple values having the same key"
        },
        "ConsentToTrack": {
          "enum": [
            "Yes",
            "No"
          ],
          "type": "string",
          "description": "Subscriber tracking preference"
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "required": [
        "Resubscribe",
        "RestartSubscriptionBasedAutoresponders"
      ],
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "Resubscribe": {
          "type": "boolean",
          "description": "If the subscriber is in an inactive state or has previously been unsubscribed or added to the suppression list and you specify the Resubscribe input value as true, they will be re-added to the list"
        },
        "RestartSubscriptionBasedAutoresponders": {
          "type": "boolean",
          "description": "By default, resubscribed subscribers will not restart any automated workflows, but they will receive any remaining emails. However, if you specify the RestartSubscriptionBasedAutoresponders input value as true, any sequences will be restarted. RestartSubscriptionBasedAutoresponders only affects resubscribing subscribers, and will default to false if omitted"
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

Responses

201 Created

Subscriber successfully added to the specified list.

Representations

peter.pan@touchbasepro.com
{
  "type": "string",
  "example": "\"ac14a97192c84fe64364e98f10f6cba4\""
}

400 Bad Request

The request was incorrect. These are the possible errors which may be included in the body of the response:

CodeDescription
1Invalid Email Address
Email address is missing or incorrectly formatted.
204In Suppression List
Email Address has existed in the selected list before, and currently exists in suppression list. Subscriber is not added.
205Is Deleted
Email Address exists in deleted list. Subscriber is not added.
206Is Unsubscribed
Email Address exists in unsubscribed list. Subscriber is not added.
207Is Bounced
Email Address exists in bounced list. Subscriber is not added.
208Is Unconfirmed
Email Address exists in unconfirmed list. Subscriber is not added.
214Please provide a consent to track value.
215Please provide a valid consent to track value.

Representations

{
  "Code": 1,
  "Message": "Invalid Email Address"
}
{
  "required": [
    "Code",
    "Message"
  ],
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "Code": {
      "type": "integer",
      "description": "Error code",
      "format": "int32"
    },
    "Message": {
      "type": "string",
      "description": "Error message"
    }
  }
}

401 Unauthorized

The API key is invalid. Please verify it is correct and try again.

Representations

{
  "status": 401,
  "message": "API key is invalid."
}

403 Forbidden

There is not enough credits on your account or your account has been suspended. Please check with your account representative for more information.

Representations

{
  "status": 403,
  "message": "Not enough credits in this account."
}

429 Too many requests

The number of API calls has been exceeded. The return will include the number of seconds (represented by (number of seconds) in the example) until the API call can be tried again.

Representations

{
    "status": 429,
    "message": "Rate limit is exceeded.  Try again in {number of seconds} seconds."
}

500 Internal Server Error

Some error occurred in the processing request. Please try it again at a later time.

Representations

{
  "status": 500,
  "message": "An internal error has occurred. We have been notified about it and will restore service functionality as soon as possible."
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X POST "https://api.touchbasepro.com/email/subscribers/{listId}"
-H "Authorization: Bearer API_KEY"
-H "Content-Type: application/json"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("Authorization", "Bearer API_KEY");

            var uri = "https://api.touchbasepro.com/email/subscribers/{listId}?" + queryString;

            HttpResponseMessage response;

            // Request body
            byte[] byteData = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("{body}");

            using (var content = new ByteArrayContent(byteData))
            {
               content.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeHeaderValue("< your content type, i.e. application/json >");
               response = await client.PostAsync(uri, content);
            }

        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.touchbasepro.com/email/subscribers/{listId}");


            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpPost request = new HttpPost(uri);
            request.setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer API_KEY");
            request.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/json");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            // Request parameters
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.touchbasepro.com/email/subscribers/{listId}?" + $.param(params),
            beforeSend: function(xhrObj){
                // Request headers
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Authorization","Bearer API_KEY");
                xhrObj.setRequestHeader("Content-Type","application/json");
            },
            type: "POST",
            // Request body
            data: "{body}",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://api.touchbasepro.com/email/subscribers/{listId}";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"Bearer API_KEY" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Authorization"];
    [_request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.touchbasepro.com/email/subscribers/{listId}');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'Authorization' => 'Bearer API_KEY',
    'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_POST);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Authorization': 'Bearer API_KEY',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.touchbasepro.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/email/subscribers/{listId}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'Authorization': 'Bearer API_KEY',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.touchbasepro.com')
    conn.request("POST", "/email/subscribers/{listId}?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.touchbasepro.com/email/subscribers/{listId}')


request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['Authorization'] = 'Bearer API_KEY'
# Request headers
request['Content-Type'] = 'application/json'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body