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Webmail Address Book API

The address book API allows any of our customers to modify their users’ address books, as long as they have administrative rights to the domain. The current set includes all the basic functionalities to manipulate the Personal Contacts and Groups section of the address book. We will eventually add more functions as the need/demand arises. The following is a list of functions available and a brief description of what it does.
• GetUserContactsSimple – returns a list of all contacts in a user’s address book. But instead of returning every field per contact, this function only return the following: ‘id’, ‘lastname’, ‘firstname’, ‘nickname’, ‘email’, and ‘favorite’.
• GetUserContactsFull – returns a list of all contacts in a user’s address book, including all fields per contact
• AddUserContacts – add one or more contacts into a user’s address book
• DeleteUserContacts – delete one or more contacts from a user’s address book
• DeleteAllUserContacts – delete all contacts from a user’s address book
• ModifyUserContacts – modify the fields of one or more contacts from a user’s address book
• GetUserGroups – returns all groups in a user’s address book
• AddUserGroups – add one or more groups to a user’s address book
• DeleteUserGroups – delete one or more groups from a user’s address book
• DeleteAllUserGroups – delete all groups from a user’s address book.
More information is available in our API Wiki. The address book API is currently under the Beta API section. It will be a part of our Webmail API when the beta phase is complete.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.

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