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imap_mail_copyKopiert Nachrichten in ein Postfach


    IMAP\Connection $imap,
    string $message_nums,
    string $mailbox,
    int $flags = 0
): bool

imap_mail_copy() kopiert die mit message_nums angegebenen Nachrichten in das Postfach mailbox.



Eine IMAP\Connection-Instanz.


message_nums ist keine Liste von Nachrichtennummern, sondern ein Nachrichtenbereich (wie in » RFC2060 beschrieben).


Das Zielpostfach, für weitere Informationen siehe imap_open()


Die Übergabe von nicht vertrauenswürdigen Daten an diesen Parameter ist unsicher,falls imap.enable_insecure_rsh nicht deaktiviert ist.


flags ist eine Bitmaske, die sich aus einem oder mehreren der folgenden Flags zusammensetzt:

  • CP_UID - die Nummern der Nachrichten sind UIDs
  • CP_MOVE - Nachrichten nach dem Kopieren aus dem aktuellen Postfach entfernen. Wenn dieses Flag gesetzt ist, verhält sich die Funktion genauso wie imap_mail_move().


Gibt bei Erfolg true zurück. Bei einem Fehler wird false zurückgegeben.


Version Beschreibung
8.1.0 Der Parameter imap erwartet nun eine IMAP\Connection-Instanz; vorher wurde eine gültige imap-Ressource erwartet.

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User Contributed Notes 5 notes

marcus at names dot co dot uk
20 years ago
If you are having problems getting imap_mail_copy and imap_mail_move to work, check you have installed imap_devel (the imap development libraries) as well as imap (the imap daemon). Without it, PHP appears to configure correctly --with-imap, but some functions do not work.

It took me about 12 hours to figure this out!!
hxlvt at hotmail dot com
22 years ago
After much fooling around, imap_mail_copy did work for me. One thing you might want to check, if you are having problems, is the new mailbox name. Make sure it is just a folder name, e.g. INBOX.haha without the server part.
jigar dot dhaduk79 at gmail dot com
7 years ago
When we want to copy more than one mail, we can write '(string)' before msg_num. Like..

$msg_num = "1,2,3,4,5,6,7";
$copy = imap_mail_copy($imap_stream, (string) $msg_num, '[Gmail]/Important', CP_UID);
10 years ago
If you use this function and you get the following notice:

Notice: Unknown: IMAP protocol error: Could not parse command (errflg=2) in Unknown on line 0

Notice: Unknown: Could not parse command (errflg=2) in Unknown on line 0

you should check the function parameters. This notice appears (according to what I found on the internet and my problems) when it gets an invalid $msglist. So be sure to give the right number (as a String!):
"$msg_num", $msg_num or (string) $msg_num.

Dont use '$msg_num' when calling the function, this will literally send the string $msg_num.
You can give a string like "1,3,5,7,8", which will work perfectly fine to move the given mails.

I had all my mailnumbers in an array ( $messageSet) and used

= implode ( "," , $messageSet );

imap_mail_copy( $imapStream, $messageSetImpl, $mailBox )

What I hadn't had thougt of was that my $messageSet was sometimes empty, that was when I got the notice. So you might want to check that by putting first:

if ( !( empty( $messageSet ) ) ) {

$messageSetImpl = implode ( "," , $messageSet );

imap_mail_copy( $imapStream, $messageSetImpl, $mailBox )


That should work.
richard dot oplustil at gmail dot com
11 years ago
imap_ mail_ move and imap_mail_copy don't work with sequence numbers on MS Exchange. imap_ uid in combination with CP_UID works fine.
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