REST API Stop message

This command will attempt to stop the delivery of a particular message. This command can only stop messages that have been scheduled for delivery in future or may be queued within our router. It cannot stop messages that have already been delivered to a SMSC.

DELETE https://api.clickatell.com/rest/message/[message ID]

Note that the REST API may respond with various HTTP status codes. See the full list here.

JSON

Request

DELETE /rest/message/360586640fe9846954897dffe6c13dfc HTTP/1.1
HOST: api.clickatell.com
X-Version: 1
Authorization: Bearer [Your Authorization Token]
Accept: application/json

Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json

{
   "data" : {
       "messageStatus" : "006",
       "description" : "User cancelled message delivery",
        "apiMessageId" : "360586640fe9846954897dffe6c13dfc"
    }
}

XML

Request

DELETE /rest/message/360586640fe9846954897dffe6c13dfc HTTP/1.1
HOST: api.clickatell.com
X-Version: 1
Authorization: Bearer [Your Authorization Token]
Accept: application/xml

Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<response>
	<data>
	<messageStatus>006</messageStatus>
	<description>User cancelled message delivery</description>
	<apiMessageId>b09e1b1bdb5a070c978f03b6836b955c</apiMessageId>
	</data>
</response>

Sample code

cURL

msgId=""

authToken=""

curl -X DELETE \
-H "X-Version: 1" \
-H "Accept: application/json" \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $authToken" \

https://api.clickatell.com/rest/message/$msgId

Python

import httplib2, json

msgId = ""

authToken = ""

resp, content = httplib2.Http().request(
    "https://api.clickatell.com/rest/message/" + msgId,
    "DELETE",
    headers={
        "X-Version" : "1",
        "Accept" : "application/json",
        "Authorization" : "Bearer " + authToken
    }
)

PHP

<?php

$msgId = "<api message ID>";

$authToken = "<place auth token here>";

$ch = curl_init(); 

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,            "https://api.clickatell.com/rest/message/$msgId");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST,  "DELETE");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER,     array(
    "X-Version: 1",
    "Accept: application/json",
    "Authorization: Bearer $authToken"
));
 
$result = curl_exec ($ch);

?>