March 8, 2015
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So you need to send emails. Pretty simple right? Not so fast. It doesn’t matter how easy your language or framework makes sending emails, if you try to do it on your own be prepared to configure mail servers, setup Spam-related DNS entries, and still wonder if mail is actually being delivered. And your applications needs to process incoming email? Back to the config files, piping mail to your script - or just end up polling a POP or IMAP box. That’s what I had to do, back in the day. Fortunately, like so many things today, there’s an API for that. Actually there are a few.
Context.IO, an e-mail API provider, has announced a "lite" version of its popular Context.IO API. The Context.IO Lite API is not a replacement for the original API. Rather, Context.IO Lite started as a small project to improve Webhook performance. The potential of Lite quickly made itself known, so Context.IO decided to fully develop the Lite version and has now launched a beta version.