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imap_list

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

imap_listRead the list of mailboxes

Description

array imap_list ( resource $imap_stream , string $ref , string $pattern )

Read the list of mailboxes.

Parameters

imap_stream

An IMAP stream returned by imap_open().

ref

ref should normally be just the server specification as described in imap_open().

pattern

Specifies where in the mailbox hierarchy to start searching.

There are two special characters you can pass as part of the pattern: '*' and '%'. '*' means to return all mailboxes. If you pass pattern as '*', you will get a list of the entire mailbox hierarchy. '%' means to return the current level only. '%' as the pattern parameter will return only the top level mailboxes; '~/mail/%' on UW_IMAPD will return every mailbox in the ~/mail directory, but none in subfolders of that directory.

Return Values

Returns an array containing the names of the mailboxes.

Examples

Example #1 imap_list() example

<?php
$mbox 
imap_open("{imap.example.org}""username""password"OP_HALFOPEN)
      or die(
"can't connect: " imap_last_error());

$list imap_list($mbox"{imap.example.org}""*");
if (
is_array($list)) {
    foreach (
$list as $val) {
        echo 
imap_utf7_decode($val) . "\n";
    }
} else {
    echo 
"imap_list failed: " imap_last_error() . "\n";
}

imap_close($mbox);
?>

See Also

PHP Manual