imap_list

(PHP 3 >= 3.0.4, PHP 4, PHP 5)

imap_list -- Read 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

imap_getmailboxes()
imap_lsub()