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Email Delivery Microservice

This is a email delivery microservice from Pip.Services library. This microservice sends emails to specified recipients.

The microservice currently supports the following deployment options:

  • Deployment platforms: Standalone Process, Seneca
  • External APIs: HTTP/REST, Seneca

Quick Links:


Logical contract of the microservice is presented below. For physical implementation (HTTP/REST, Thrift, Seneca, Lambda, etc.), please, refer to documentation of the specific protocol.

class EmailMessageV1 {
    public from: string;
    public cc: string;
    public bcc: string;
    public to: string;
    public reply_to: string;
    public subject: string;
    public text: string;
    public html: string;
class EmailRecipientV1 {
    public id: string;
    public name: string;
    public email: string;
    public language: string;
interface IEmailV1 {
    sendMessage(correlationId: string, message: EmailMessageV1, parameters: ConfigParams,
        callback?: (err: any) => void): void;
    sendMessageToRecipient(correlationId: string, recipient: EmailRecipientV1,
        message: EmailMessageV1, parameters: ConfigParams, callback?: (err: any) => void);
    sendMessageToRecipients(correlationId: string, recipients: EmailRecipientV1[],
        message: EmailMessageV1, parameters: ConfigParams, callback?: (err: any) => void): void;

Message subject, text and html content can be set by handlebars template, that it processed using parameters set. Here is an example of the template:

Dear {{ name }},
Please, help us to verify your email address. Your verification code is {{ code }}.
Click on the 
<a href="{{ clientUrl }}/#/verify_email?server_url={{ serverUrl }}&email={{ email }}&code={{ code }}">link</a>
to complete verification procedure
{{ signature }}


Right now the only way to get the microservice is to check it out directly from github repository

git clone git@github.com:pip-services-users/pip-services-email-node.git

Pip.Service team is working to implement packaging and make stable releases available for your as zip downloadable archieves.


Add config.yml file to the root of the microservice folder and set configuration parameters. As the starting point you can use example configuration from config.example.yml file. Example of microservice configuration

descriptor: "pip-services-commons:logger:console:default:1.0"
  level: "trace"
descriptor: "pip-services-email:controller:default:default:1.0"
    from: 'somebody@somewhere.com'
    to: 'somebody@somewhere.com'
    service: 'Gmail'
    host: 'smtp.gmail.com'
    secure_connection: true
    port: 465
    username: 'somebody@gmail.com'
    password: 'pass123'
descriptor: "pip-services-email:service:http:default:1.0"
    protocol: "http"
    host: ""
    port: 8080

For more information on the microservice configuration see Configuration Guide.

Start the microservice using the command:

node run


The easiest way to work with the microservice is to use client SDK. The complete list of available client SDKs for different languages is listed in the Quick Links

If you use Node.js then you should add dependency to the client SDK into package.json file of your project

    "dependencies": {
        "pip-clients-email-node": "^1.0.*",

Inside your code get the reference to the client SDK

var sdk = new require('pip-clients-email-node');

Define client configuration parameters that match configuration of the microservice external API

// Client configuration
var config = {
    connection: {
        protocol: 'http',
        host: 'localhost', 
        port: 8080

Instantiate the client and open connection to the microservice

// Create the client instance
var client = sdk.EmailHttpClientV1(config);
// Connect to the microservice
client.open(null, function(err) {
    if (err) {
        console.error('Connection to the microservice failed');
    // Work with the microservice

Now the client is ready to perform operations

// Send email message to address
        to: 'somebody@somewhere.com',
        subject: 'Test',
        text: 'This is a test message. Please, ignore it'
    function (err) {
// Send email message to users
        { id: '123', email: 'user1@somewhere.com' },
        { id: '321', email: 'user2@somewhere.com' }
        subject: 'Test',
        text: 'This is a test message. Please, ignore it'
    function (err) {


This microservice was created and currently maintained by Sergey Seroukhov.

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