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How do I send an email using the outMail API in Javascript / jQuery?

Problem:

How do I send an email using the outMail API in Javascript?
How do I send an email using the outMail API in jQuery?
How do I send an email in Javascript using a RESTful API?

Solution:

The following example of code assumes you have already got a fully functional webserver and you have working knowledge of Javascript and the jQuery framework.

Example code outmail-api.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html>
  <head>
    <title>outMail API - JavaScript / jQuuery Example</title>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.min.js"></script>
  </head>
  
  <body>
  
  <script language="JavaScript">
  
   $(document).ready(function() {
     $("#btn").on("click", function() {
    
       $.ajax({
         url: "http://outmail-api.smtp-engine.com/v1/email/send",
         method: "POST",
         headers: { "Content-Type": "application/json" },
  
         data: JSON.stringify({
           api_key: "YOUR-API-KEY-SECRET",
           to: ["Someone <someone@example.com>"],
           sender: "My Name <me@example.com>",
           subject: "Sending via Outmail",
           text_body: "This is the text message body",
           html_body: "<body><h1>This is the message</h1></body>"
         })
       })

       .done(function(result) {
         console.log(result);
       })

       .fail(function(err) {
         throw err;
       });
   
      });

    });
  
  </script>
  
  <a href="#" id="btn"><h1>Click me</h1> </a>

  </body>
  </html>


 

Summary of server details

API server

api.smtp-engine.com

API server protocol

HTTP / HTTPS

Outgoing server port

80 / 443

Authentication Type

API Key

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