There are three ways to integrate Exchange servers: EWS, EAS, and IMAP. While EWS is the newest of all three protocols, it still falls short of the modern development standards you expect from mission critical tools like email. Nylas’ API sits atop Microsoft Exchange infrastructure, saving you 12-18 months of development time while delivering email functionality and reliability Microsoft can’t offer.
Development cycles are precious. They should be spent programming, not pouring through 1,000 pages of Microsoft’s specifications.
Nylas gives you production-ready, flexible code in the programming language you prefer, so you can engineer your email stack to your specifications.
Crafting Exchange protocols to fit your unique needs requires you to write business logic in WBXML so Microsoft’s API can wrap commands to send to Exchange servers. Once you invest the time wiring up functionality between your servers and Exchange servers, there’s no guarantee your application will remain upright.
Building directly on Exchange platform, you’re responsible for brokering negotiations between different versions of EAS and EWS. You have to keep track of server-side issues from intermittent processing issues, mailboxes that won’t sync, granting administrator privileges from Office365 and any number of fluctuating problems.
These problems are only magnified as you scale. With each new server you integrate, you build another dependency. Troubleshooting errors for new users syncing email accounts can turn EAS integration maintenance into a full-time job.
Nylas does things differently.
We built our own Exchange/ActiveSync integration to simplify the integration process for developers around the world. While Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) was designed in 2003 for lightweight, mobile applications, Nylas is designed for the modern business and the modern developer.
The Nylas API handles billions of requests per month for companies in industries from ATS, to finance, to real estate, and the legal space. No matter the size, volume, or pace of your email integration, Nylas can support it.
EAS integrations are complex to build and maintain. Nylas eliminates that burden so you can get back to making your customers happy.
You can create a developer account with Nylas and sync up to 10 email accounts from different users for free using the Nylas Email API here.
You can access the Email API key directly from your Nylas dashboard. One key unlocks access to any email provider in the world! Exciting, we know.
Your users can kick-start full email sync simply by granting Nylas access to their account. Your users will input their credentials and then be redirected back to your application.
Learn how customers in the CRM, ATS, automotive, finance and legal industries, and more use the Nylas Email API on our case studies page.
Python! We love Python at Nylas; it’s reliable and robust, just like our Email API.
The Nylas Email API encrypts 100% of your data with enterprise-grade security standards. In addition, Nylas is GDPR compliant, SOC2 compliant, and HIPAA and FINRA ready.
You can sync up to 10 user’s email accounts for free for 30 days. After that, pricing is based on the number of accounts you have synced; you can view our pricing page for more details.
Check out our comprehensive Getting Started guide.