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Description

This function traces the route to an email address.


Warning:

We strongly recommend that you use UAPI instead of cPanel API 2. However, no equivalent UAPI function exists.

Important:

In cPanel & WHM version 76 and later, when you disable the MailSend role, the system disables this function. For more information, read our How to Use Server Profiles documentation.

Examples 


 WHM API (JSON)
https://hostname.example.com:2087/cpsess##########/json-api/cpanel?cpanel_jsonapi_user=user&cpanel_jsonapi_apiversion=2&cpanel_jsonapi_module=EmailTrack&cpanel_jsonapi_func=trace&address=president%40whitehouse.gov


Note:

 For more information, read our Calls from the WHM API documentation.

 LiveAPI PHP Class
$cpanel = new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
//Trace delivery servers for "president@whitehouse.gov"
$email_stats = $cpanel->api2(
    'EmailTrack', 'trace', 
    array(
        'address'         => 'president@whitehouse.gov', 
    ) 
 );


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 LiveAPI Perl Module
my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
# Trace delivery servers for "president@whitehouse.gov"
my $email_stats = $cpliveapi->api2(
    'EmailTrack', 'trace',
    { 
        'address'         => 'president@whitehouse.gov', 
    }
 );


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 cPanel Tag System (deprecated)


Warnings:

  • In cPanel & WHM version 11.30 and later, cPanel tags are deprecated. We strongly recommend that you only use the LiveAPI system to call the cPanel APIs. Examples are only present in order to help developers move from the old cPanel tag system to our LiveAPI.
  • cPanel API 2 calls that use cPanel tags vary in code syntax and in their output.
  • For more information, read our Deprecated cPanel Tag Usage documentation.

 Command Line
cpapi2 --user=username EmailTrack trace address=president%40whitehouse.gov


Notes:

  • You must URI-encode values.
  • username represents your account-level username.
  • You must run the --user=username command.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to cPanel API 2 documentation or run the cpapi2 --help command.
  • If you run CloudLinux™, you must use the full path of the cpapi2 command:

    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/cpapi2

 Output (JSON)
{
  "cpanelresult": {
    "apiversion": 2,
    "func": "trace",
    "data": [
      {
        "startaddress": "president@whitehouse.gov",
        "route": {
          "president@whitehouse.gov": [
            {
              "result": "mail3.eop.gov [198.137.241.20] MX=105",
              "router": "lookuphost"
            },
            {
              "result": "mail1.eop.gov [198.137.240.20] MX=105",
              "router": "lookuphost"
            },
            {
              "result": "mail4.eop.gov [198.137.241.21] MX=105",
              "router": "lookuphost"
            },
            {
              "result": "mail2.eop.gov [198.137.240.21] MX=105",
              "router": "lookuphost"
            },
            {
              "result": "mail6.eop.gov [204.68.207.21] MX=110",
              "router": "lookuphost"
            },
            {
              "result": "mail5.eop.gov [204.68.207.20] MX=110",
              "router": "lookuphost"
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    ],
    "event": {
      "result": 1
    },
    "module": "EmailTrack"
  }
}


Note:

Use cPanel's API Shell interface (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> API Shell) to directly test cPanel API calls.

Parameters

Return TypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
addressstring

Required

The destination email address.

A valid email address.
president@whitehouse.gov

Returns

Return TypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
startaddressstringThe destination email address.A valid email address.
president@whitehouse.gov
routehashA hash for each mail delivery router.This hash includes the result and router returns. 
   result string

The router that delivers mail to the address.

The function returns this value in the route hash.

The hostname of the mail server, its IP address, and priority.mail3.eop.gov [198.137.241.20] MX=105
   routerstring

The method that the system uses to deliver mail to the specified address.

The function returns this value in the route hash.

lookuphost is the only possible value.

lookuphost
reasonstring

A reason for failure.

Note:

This function only returns a reason value if it failed.

A string that describes the error.

This is an error message.
resultBoolean

Whether the function succeeded.

  • 1 — The function succeeded.
  • 0 — The function failed.
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