There are three protocols you can use to integrate with Exchange: EWS, EAS, and IMAP. While EWS is the newest of the three protocols, it can fall short of the modern development standards you expect from mission critical tools like email.
The Nylas API sits on top of Microsoft Exchange's infrastructure, helping you get full email CRUD and bi-directional sync with as little as four lines of code.
Development cycles are precious. They should be spent programming, not pouring through dense docs.
Crafting Exchange protocols to fit your unique needs requires writing business logic in WBXML so Microsoft’s API can wrap commands to send to Exchange servers.
When building directly on the Exchange platform, you’re responsible for brokering negotiations between different versions of EAS and EWS. The server-side issues are vast, including things like: intermittent processing issues, mailboxes that won’t sync, and granting administrator privileges from Office 365.
These problems are only magnified as you scale. Each new server requires another dependency. Troubleshooting errors for new users syncing email accounts can turn the maintenance of your EAS integration into a full-time job.
Nylas does things differently. With the Nylas Email API for Exchange, you get production-ready, flexible code in the programming language that best suits you, so you can engineer your email stack to your specifications.
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 legacy mobile applications, the Nylas email API is designed for the modern business and the modern developer.
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, SOC 2 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.