An API client for the EmailOctopus email marketing service, allowing you to create/view/update/destroy campaigns, lists, and contacts.

For more information on how to set up your account, read the API docs.

NOTE: This project is alpha software, tests are still being written but most of the logic is there.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'email_octopus'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install email_octopus


First, configure the EmailOctopus library so it can be used with your account. After obtaining your API key, add the following before your application is initialized. For Rails apps, this might be config/initializers/email_octopus.rb

EmailOctopus.configure do |config|
  config.api_key = 'your-email-octopus-api-key'

You can now perform CRUD actions on the various resources that the API provides.

Below is a short summary of what you can do with the library. For more information, read the RDoc documentation.

Creating a new list

list = EmailOctopus::List.create name: 'Newsletter'

Adding a contact to that list

list = EmailOctopus::List.find 'previous-list-id'
contact = EmailOctopus::Contact.create(
  first_name: 'Lester',
  last_name: 'Tester',
  email_address: '[email protected]',
  subscribed: true,

Creating a new campaign for that list

list = EmailOctopus::List.find 'previous-list-id'
campaign =
  name: 'hello world',
  content: 'test'

Removing a user from the contact list

contact = EmailOctopus::Contact.find 'previous-contact-id'


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install.

To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.