We want this API to meet the same high standards as the 2.0 Context.IO API, so we'll be iterating and evolving as we hear your feedback and suggestions.
Lite is a simple translation layer between app developers and email servers. The purpose is to reduce the overhead of storing and syncing email metadata. We have currently implemented an initial set of endpoints and will continue to add more in the upcoming months.
Webhooks are more reliable using Lite because they don’t wait on sync processes. Once an event occurs on the email account, the webhook fires immediately.
Every call under the email accounts resource generates a connection to the email server. End users will have instant email account access when they sign up because we no longer sync the data.