Google has updated the Gmail API with new endpoint for managing settings for developers. The new endpoints cover features such as filters, forwarding addresses, auto-forwarding, signatures, vacation responder, IMAP and POP settings.
“Most of the settings endpoints are available for any Google Apps or Gmail account, but a few sensitive operations, such as modifying send-as aliases or forwarding, are restricted to service accounts with domain-wide authority,” said Brandon Jewett-Hall, Software Engineer, Gmail and Wesley Chun, Developer Advocate, Google Apps.
The new Gmail API enables developers to retrieve and update signatures for send-as aliases, configure forwarding to external addresses, and configure send-as aliases that send mail through external providers.
The API is equipped with new tools that can allow using HTML in vacation messages and manipulate settings for gmail.com accounts.