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API Rate Limit - php cURL calls

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API Rate Limit - php cURL calls

I set up a form in my website that integrates with Constant Contact through the Mashery API. 


The form is seldom used (no more than 10 or 20 times a day). It is clearly way below the limit of 4/sec - 10,000/day. 


Yet, I've been getting the error "mashery.not.authorized.over.ratelimit" / "The Mashery account associated with this request is over its rate limit quota."


The call is made to :


Each form submission generates a log, so I can say how many calls were attempted each day:

Nov 14 - 5 calls (4 were successful - one failed for other reasons)

Nov 15 - 3 calls (all failed)

Nov 16 - 2 calls (1 failed)

Nov 17 - 1 call (failed)

Nov 18 - 2 calls (2 failed for other reasons - person's email address already in database)

Nov 20 - 3 calls (3 failed)

Is it possible that each cURL call is understood by Mashery as multiple calls?

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Re: API Rate Limit - php cURL calls

Hello @KevinM8848,


Thank you for reaching out to Constant Contact's API Support.


Making a call using cURL should not be registering as multiple calls. If you could email and provide your API Key and the Constant Contact username you are submitting the calls to I would like to do some more digging in to this and find out why you are getting those errors.

Jimmy D.
Tier II API Support Engineer