Google update Gmail API with adding new Email API features

gmailGoogle has upate Gmail API to developer with new additional Email service.The new features such as filters, forwarding addresses and auto-forwarding, IMAP and POP settings, send-as aliases, signatures, and vacation responder.

What is Gmail API?

The Gmail API is a API that can be used to access Gmail mailboxes and send mail.The Gmail API is the best for authorized access to a user’s Gmail data.The Gmail API gives you access to the user’s inbox  with interface to Threads, Messages, Labels, Drafts, and History.

Developer can make simple HTTPS calls and get responses in JSON, XML or Google Protobuf formats.You can also make these call in standard web languages like Java and Python without using a TCP socket.The API is accessible from many cloud environments that couldn’t support IMAP.

Key resource types

The Gmail API provides five primary resource types:






The Brandon Jewett-Hall,Software Engineer says ,”The settings endpoints are available for any Gmail and Google Apps accounts .Modifying send-as aliases or forwarding are restricted to service accounts with domain-wide authority.

The new Gmail API allows developers to retrieve and update signatures for send-as aliases.It configure forwarding to external addresses and configure send-as aliases that send mail.

The new Endpoints feature like:


Filters use to configure advanced filtering rules for an account. Filters can automatically add or remove labels or forward to verified aliases or content of the incoming message.

Filters uses how to create, list, get or delete filters.

Forwarding and POP/IMAP:

Select Gmail Account in a new window then select “Settings” from the configuration menu.

Select the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” settings tab and click “Add a forwarding address” then paste the in the e-mail address.

Send-as aliases and Signature:

Send-as aliases represent the email address account from mail we can send.Each account always has at least one alias to represent the primary email address of the account.

Aliases are also used to manage signatures for an account.Like how to  create,list, get, update or delete aliases.

Vacations Setting :

Vacation setting use to configure scheduled auto-reply for an account.Uses for how to get or update, see the Settings references.

Google has released a migration guide for the Email Settings API to the Gmail API. The Gmail API tag used  to troubleshoot specific issues.