lists.sr.ht API reference

The lists.sr.ht API allows you to browse, create, and subscribe to mailing lists on lists.sr.ht programmatically. This API follows the standard sourcehut API conventions.

Authentication

Authentication is done via the meta.sr.ht OAuth flow. The following OAuth scopes are available for lists.sr.ht:

  • emails:read: read emails received from lists.sr.ht users
  • lists:read, list:write: read & write your mailing lists
  • subs:read, subs:write: read & write your subscriptions

Resources

Email resource

{
  "id": integer,
  "created": "timestamp",
  "subject": "message subject",
  "message_id": "value of the Message-ID header",
  "parent_id": integer or null,
  "thread_id": integer,
  "list": { short form list resource },
  "sender": { short form user resource } or null,
  "is_patch": boolean,
  "is_request_pull": boolean,
  "replies": integer,
  "participants": integer,
  "envelope": "original email"
}

Notes

  • The short form omits is_patch, is_request_pull, replies, participants, and envelope.
  • The sender is null if the sender's email address could not be associated with a sr.ht account.

Mailing list resource

{
  "created": "timestamp",
  "updated": "timestamp",
  "name": "name of this list",
  "owner": { short form user resource },
  "description": "list description (markdown)",
  "permissions": {
    "nonsubscriber": [ list of permissions ],
    "subscriber": [ list of permissions ],
    "account": [ list of permissions ]
  }
}

Notes

  • The permissions which may appear in each permissions field are browse, reply, and post.
  • The short form omits everything except for name and owner.

Subscription resource

{
  "id": integer,
  "created": "timestamp",
  "list": { short form list resource }
}

Endpoints

Note: in all routes, :username may be substituted with an email address, and :email-id may be the email's either of the id or message_id values.

GET /api/user/:username

Retrieves a user resource.

GET /api/user

Equivalent to /api/user/:username, implies the authenticated user.

GET /api/user/:username/emails

List of email resources received from this user.

OAuth scope: emails:read

GET /api/emails

Equivalent to /api/user/:username/emails, implies the authenticated user.

OAuth scope: emails:read

GET /api/emails/:email-id

Retrieves an email resource.

OAuth scope: emails:read

GET /api/user/:username/emails/:email-id

Equivalent to GET /api/emails/:email-id; username is discarded.

OAuth scope: emails:read

GET /api/thread/:email-id

Retrieves an array of each email implicated in the thread identified by its first message's :email-id.

OAuth scope: emails:read

Response

[
  { short form email resource },
  ...
]

GET /api/user/:username/thread/:email-id

Equivalent to GET /api/thread/:email-id; username is discarded.

OAuth scope: emails:read

GET /api/user/:username/lists

List of mailing list resources owned by this user.

OAuth scope: lists:read

GET /api/lists

Equivalent to /api/user/:username/lists, implies the authenticated user.

OAuth scope: lists:read

POST /api/lists

Creates a new mailing list resource.

OAuth scope: lists:write

Request body

{
  "name": "mailing list name",
  "description": "mailing list description (markdown)" (optional)
}

Response

The new mailing list resource.

GET /api/user/:username/lists/:list-name

Retrieves a mailing list resource.

OAuth scope: lists:read

GET /api/lists/:list-name

Equivalent to /api/user/:username/lists/:list-name, implies the authenticated user.

OAuth scope: lists:read

PUT /api/lists/:list-name

Updates a mailing list resource.

OAuth scope: lists:write

Request body

{
  "description": "mailing list description (markdown)" (optional)
}

Response

The updated mailing list resource.

GET /api/user/:username/lists/:list-name/posts

List of email resources posted to this list.

OAuth scope: lists:read

GET /api/lists/:list-name/posts

Equivalent to /api/user/:username/lists/:list-name/posts, implies the authenticated user.

OAuth scope: lists:read

GET /api/subscriptions

List of subscription resources

OAuth scope: subs:read

POST /api/subscriptions

Create a new subscription resources

OAuth scope: subs:write

Request body

{
  "list": "~owner/list-name"
}

Response

The new subscription resource.

GET /api/subscriptions/:sub-id

Retrieves a subscription resource.

OAuth scope: subs:read

DELETE /api/subscriptions/:sub-id

Deletes this subscription resource.

OAuth scope: subs:write

Webhooks

/api/user/...

Webhook for user events. Includes the standard webhook endpoints

email:received

Issued when lists.sr.ht receives an email from this user.

OAuth scope: emails:read

Request body

The new email resource.

list:create

Issued when the user creates a new mailing list.

OAuth scope: lists:read

Request body

The new mailing list resource.

subscription:create

Issued when the user subscribes to a mailing list.

OAuth scope: subs:read

Request body

The new subscription resource.

subscription:remove

Issued when the user unsubscribes from a mailing list.

OAuth scope: subs:read

Request body

{
  "id": integer ID of the affected subscription resource
}

/api/user/:username/lists/:list-name/...

Webhook for mailing list events. Includes the standard webhook endpoints

post:received

Issued when a new email is posted to this list.

OAuth scope: lists:read

Request body

The new email resource.

list:update

Issued when the list details are updated.

OAuth scope: lists:read

Request body

The updated mailing list resource.