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Emails

About the Emails API

Management of email addresses via the API requires that you authenticate through basic auth, or through OAuth with a correct scope for the endpoint.

Many of the resources on this API provide a shortcut for getting information about the currently authenticated user. If a request URL does not include a {username} parameter then the response will be for the logged in user (and you must pass authentication information with your request). Additional private information, such as whether a user has two-factor authentication enabled, is included when authenticated through basic auth or OAuth with the user scope.

Set primary email visibility for the authenticated user

Sets the visibility for your primary email addresses.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
visibilitystringRequired

Denotes whether an email is publicly visible.

Can be one of: public, private

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

patch/user/email/visibility
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/user/email/visibility \ -d '{"visibility":"private"}'

Response

Status: 200
[ { "email": "octocat@github.com", "primary": true, "verified": true, "visibility": "private" } ]

List email addresses for the authenticated user

Lists all of your email addresses, and specifies which one is visible to the public. This endpoint is accessible with the user:email scope.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/user/emails
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/user/emails

Response

Status: 200
[ { "email": "octocat@github.com", "verified": true, "primary": true, "visibility": "public" } ]

Add an email address for the authenticated user

This endpoint is accessible with the user scope.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
emailsarray of stringsRequired

Adds one or more email addresses to your GitHub account. Must contain at least one email address. Note: Alternatively, you can pass a single email address or an array of emails addresses directly, but we recommend that you pass an object using the emails key.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

post/user/emails
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/user/emails \ -d '{"emails":["octocat@github.com","mona@github.com","octocat@octocat.org"]}'

Response

Status: 201
[ { "email": "octocat@octocat.org", "primary": false, "verified": false, "visibility": "public" }, { "email": "octocat@github.com", "primary": false, "verified": false, "visibility": null }, { "email": "mona@github.com", "primary": false, "verified": false, "visibility": null } ]

Delete an email address for the authenticated user

This endpoint is accessible with the user scope.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
emailsarray of stringsRequired

Email addresses associated with the GitHub user account.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

delete/user/emails
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/user/emails \ -d '{"emails":["octocat@github.com","mona@github.com"]}'

Response

Status: 204

List public email addresses for the authenticated user

Lists your publicly visible email address, which you can set with the Set primary email visibility for the authenticated user endpoint. This endpoint is accessible with the user:email scope.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

401

Requires authentication

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/user/public_emails
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/user/public_emails

Response

Status: 200
[ { "email": "octocat@github.com", "verified": true, "primary": true, "visibility": "public" } ]