There are a few rate limits a developer should keep in mind when using the Context.IO API:
If you encounter a rate limit, you will likely see a 429 HTTP status code with an error message.
A new developer is set to have a maximum of 5,000 calls to the API per hour to start with. As applications grow, we work with developers to increase this limit. Reach out to email@example.com for any questions regarding this initial overall call limit.
Receiving webhooks does not count against this call limit. We recommend developers leverage webhooks in order to reduce calls to the API.
Lite has a rate limit of 240 calls to IMAP per user, per minute. This call is a restriction imposed by IMAP that cannot be lifted.
Receiving webhooks does not count against this call limit. We recommend developers leverage webhooks set-up to include message bodies and headers in order to reduce calls to IMAP.
Calls to IMAP are any call that gets a message body, headers, source, or folders:
This application is built using Context.IO technology. If you wish to opt-out of sharing your information with Context.IO Providers, you may do so at optout.context.io.