Manage domains and mailboxes

Learn how to manage and customize domains and mailboxes to collect payables in a single place and automatically upload them into the Monite platform.

Manage domains

By default, automatically created mailboxes belong to the Monite domain (the web address that comes after @ in an email address), but the partners can set up their own email domain for better convenience.

List all domains

To list all the domains registered in the system, call GET /mailbox_domains:

curl 'https://api.sandbox.monite.com/v1/mailbox_domains' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_PARTNER_TOKEN' 

The successful response contains information about the domains registered in the system:

{
  "data": [
    {
      "id": "63c40787-97da-4332-9415-9638cb0ea8bd",
      "domain": "domainExample.com",
      "status": "waiting_to_be_verified",
      "provider": "mailgun",
      "dns_records": {
        "sending_dns_records": [
          {
            "name": "monite.com.br",
            "valid": "unknown",
            "value": "v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all",
            "cached": [],
            "record_type": "TXT"
          }
        ],
        "receiving_dns_records": [
          {
            "valid": "unknown",
            "value": "mxa.eu.mailgun.org",
            "cached": [],
            "priority": "10",
            "record_type": "MX"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

Create a domain

To create a new domain, call POST /mailbox_domains:

curl -X POST 'https://api.sandbox.monite.com/v1/mailbox_domains' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_PARTNER_TOKEN' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
    "domain": "domainExample.com",
    "provider": "mailgun"
  }'

The successful response contains information about the created domain:

{
  "id": "8a91507e-63b4-4eb6-9354-dc5ec4251815",
  "domain": "domainExample.com",
  "status": "waiting_to_be_verified",
  "provider": "mailgun",
  "dns_records": {
    "sending_dns_records": [
      {
        "cached": [],
        "name": "domainExample.com",
        "record_type": "TXT",
        "valid": "unknown",
        "value": "v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all"
      }
    ],
    "receiving_dns_records": [
      {
        "cached": [],
        "priority": "10",
        "record_type": "MX",
        "valid": "unknown",
        "value": "mxa.eu.mailgun.org"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Set up a domain's DNS records

After receiving the required DNS records in the previous step, you have to enter these settings in the control panel of your domain provider.

Verify a domain

The mail service provider used by Monite automatically verifies the associated domains on a regular basis (one or more times a day).

However, you can also trigger domain verification manually by calling POST /mailbox_domains/{domain_id}/verify:

curl -X POST 'https://api.sandbox.monite.com/v1/mailbox_domains/63c40787...b0ea8bd/verify' \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_PARTNER_TOKEN' 

In case of successful verification, the response will return status set to verified:

{
  "id": "8a91507e-63b4-4eb6-9354-dc5ec4251815",
  "domain": "domainExample.com",
  "status": "verified",
  "provider": "mailgun"
}

If the verification fails, the response will contain status set to waiting_to_be_verified. To resolve this issue, ensure the DNS records required for this mailbox domain are matching the records you provided in a control panel of your domain provider in the previous step.

Update a domain

It is not possible to update an existing domain. If some data has to be changed, you need to delete the domain and then create it again. To delete a domain, call DELETE /mailbox_domains/{domain_id}:

curl -X DELETE 'https://api.sandbox.monite.com/v1/mailbox_domains/63c40787...b0ea8bd' \
     -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_PARTNER_TOKEN' 

The successful response indicates that the domain was deleted successfully.

Manage mailboxes

After you have added your custom domain to Monite, you can associate specific mailboxes within this domain with specific Monite workflows.

Associate a mailbox with an object

To associate a mailbox with a specific object, call POST /mailboxes passingrelated_object_typeand mailbox_full_address:

curl -X POST 'https://api.sandbox.monite.com/v1/mailboxes' \
  -H 'X-Monite-Entity-Id: ENTITY_ID' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_PARTNER_TOKEN' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
    "related_object_type": "payable",
    "mailbox_full_address": "[email protected]"
  }

As the example above, all attachments sent to the specified email address will be treated as the business logic object specified in the related_type_object parameter (in this example - payable).

List all mailboxes

To retrieve all the mailboxes used to process the invoices of a specific entity, call GET /mailboxes:

curl 'https://api.sandbox.monite.com/v1/mailboxes' \
  -H 'X-Monite-Entity-Id: ENTITY_ID' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_PARTNER_TOKEN' 

The successful response contains a list of all the mailboxes associated with this entity:

[
  {
    "id": "e8c884f8-bed3-4d92-afc9-3538c5079014",
    "entity_id": "68fdd6b5-b60c-4f4d-8642-1cd7f2fa31e8",
    "status": "active",
    "related_object_type": "payable",
    "mailbox_name": "1102737648192968373_payables",
    "mailbox_full_address": "[email protected]",
    "belongs_to_mailbox_domain_id": null
  }
]

Update a mailbox

It is not possible to update an existing mailbox. If some data has to be changed, you need to delete the mailbox and then create it again. To delete a mailbox, call DELETE /mailboxes/{mailbox_id}:

curl -X DELETE 'https://api.sandbox.monite.com/v1/mailboxes/e8c884f8-bed3-4d92-afc9-3538c5079014' \
  -H 'X-Monite-Entity-Id: ENTITY_ID' \
  -H 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_PARTNER_TOKEN' 

The successful response indicates that the mailbox was deleted successfully.


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