Delivery status notifications

If your delivery service supports it (not all SMTP servers have DSN extension enabled), then you can use Delivery status notifications (DSN) with Nodemailer as defined in RFC3461.

To set up a DSN call, add a dsn property to message data

  • dsn – optional object to define DSN options

    • id – is the envelope identifier that would be included in the response (ENVID)
    • return – is either ‘headers’ or ‘full’. It specifies if only headers or the entire body of the message should be included in the response (RET)
    • notify – is either a string or an array of strings that define the conditions under which a DSN response should be sent. Possible values are ‘never’, ‘success’, ‘failure’ and ‘delay’. The condition ‘never’ can only appear on its own, other values can be grouped together into an array (NOTIFY)
    • recipient – is the email address the DSN should be sent (ORCPT)

Non-xtext strings are encoded automatically.

Examples

1. Request DSN for delivered messages

let message = {
    from: [email protected]',
    to: [email protected]',
    subject: 'Message',
    text: 'I hope this message gets read!',
    dsn: {
        id: 'some random message specific id',
        return: 'headers',
        notify: 'success',
        recipient: [email protected]'
    }
};

2. Request DSN for undelivered and delayed messages

let message = {
    from: [email protected]',
    to: [email protected]',
    subject: 'Message',
    text: 'I hope this message gets read!',
    dsn: {
        id: 'some random message specific id',
        return: 'headers',
        notify: ['failure', 'delay'],
        recipient: [email protected]'
    }
};