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imap_mail_move

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imap_mail_move指定されたメッセージをメールボックスに移動する

説明

imap_mail_move(
    resource $imap,
    string $message_nums,
    string $mailbox,
    int $flags = 0
): bool

message_nums で指定されたメッセージを、 指定されたメールボックス mbox に移動します。

パラメータ

imap

imap_open() が返す IMAP ストリーム。

message_nums

message_nums は、 (» RFC2060 に記述されたように) ただのメッセージ番号ではなく、範囲を示します。

mailbox

メールボックス名。詳細は imap_open() を参照ください。

警告

信頼できないデータをこのパラメータに渡すのであれば、 imap.enable_insecure_rsh を無効にしておかなければ危険です。

flags

flags はビットマスクであり、ひとつのオプションをとります。

  • CP_UID - UIDS を含む処理の数

返り値

成功した場合に true を、失敗した場合に false を返します。

注意

注意:

imap_mail_move() は元のメールに削除フラグを立てます。 imap_expunge() がコールされたときに確実に削除されるようにするためです。

参考

  • imap_mail_copy() - 指定されたメッセージをメールボックスにコピーする

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juuuugroid at yahoo dot com
19 years ago
I had the most trouble with figureing out what the message list was supposed to be.  There was one comment by jan@showstar.com but i was still terribly confused.  So I searched and searched and searched.  I read rfc2060 over 10 times.  Then BAM!  My brother found it here:

http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/rfc/rfc2060.html#sec-6.4.7

Here is the importand stuff.

Another important field is the SEQUENCE, which identifies a set of messages by consecutive numbers from 1 to n where n is the number of messages in the mailbox.  A sequence may consist of a single number, a pair of numbers delimited by colon (equivalent to all numbers between those two numbers), or a list of single numbers or number pairs.  For example, the sequence 2,4:7,9,12:15 is equivalent to
   2,4,5,6,7,9,12,13,14,15 and identifies all those messages.

There is what I know about it.  BAM!
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alex at bestgames dot ro
15 years ago
After using imap_mail_move, imap_mail_copy or imap_delete it is necesary to call imap_expunge() function.
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ThEDocTor
10 years ago
To copy/move a mail in Gmail to a particular Folder like Starred/Spam/Drafts/Trash

use the following statement and don't forget to call CL_EXPUNGE or imap_expunge($mbox) after it.

<?php
imap_mail_copy
($mbox,'16','[Gmail]/Starred'); // 16 is the message number, which can also be a range.(ex: '1:15')

imap_close($mbox,CL_EXPUNGE);
?>

Incase u want to send it to a personally created Label/folder(ex: Test) use..

<?php
imap_mail_copy
($mbox,'16','Test');
imap_expunge($mbox);
imap_close($mbox);
?>
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laurent dot penou at gadz dot org
19 years ago
to complete the previous example, if the mbox/folders names are
{imap.free.fr}INBOX
{imap.free.fr}INBOX/draft
{imap.free.fr}INBOX/test

and you want to copy/move from INBOX to INBOX/test this is the syntax:

$mbox = imap_open("{imap.free.fr}INBOX",$mailuser,$mailpass)
      or die("can't connect: ".imap_last_error());
...
imap_mail_move($mbox,$messageset,"INBOX/test");

Hope this could help !
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php at guardn dot de
18 years ago
To move mails via IMAP on an Exchange Server into "Gelschte Objekte" use:

imap_mail_move($mbox, $delmsg, "Gel&APY-schte Objekte");

It took me some tcpdumping to get this out, since both
imap_utf7_encode and
imap_utf8

did not translate it right.

Guardn
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FredN
10 months ago
to get right the folders names for imap_mail_move/imap_mail_copy, do not guess, instead use imap_list
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phpmanual at NOSPAMPLEASE dot headbank dot co dot uk
10 months ago
Be aware that this function returning TRUE doesn't necessarily mean anything actually happened.

It counts as "success" if all messages matching the range you supply were moved; however that includes if there were _no_ matching messages to move.

So suppose you supply a sequence-number or UID that's invalid, e.g. because  it's no longer present in the source folder:

<?php
$res
= imap_mail_move($stream, '99999', 'DestFolder', CP_UID);

var_dump($res); // bool(true)
?>

It's up to you to validate the desired message(s) before moving, and/or afterwards.
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jim dot bodine at comcast dot net
14 years ago
I offer the following example because it took me HOURS to figure this out

<?php
$this
->mailInBox = imap_open($this->mailConnectString."INBOX", $this->accountLogin, $this->accountPassword);

           
$this->messageCount = imap_num_msg($this->mailInBox);
            echo
"Processing " . $this->messageCount . " messages:<Br>";
            for (
$i = 1; $i <= $this->messageCount; ++$i) {
               
$header = imap_header($this->mailInBox, $i);
                               
               
$prettydate = date("jS F Y", $header->udate);
               
$fromHost = $header->from[0]->host;
               
                if (isset(
$header->from[0]->personal)) {
                   
$personal = $header->from[0]->personal;
                } else {
                   
$personal = $header->from[0]->mailbox;
                }
               
               
$body = imap_fetchbody($this->mailInBox, $i, "1.1");
                if (
$body == "") {
                  
$body = imap_fetchbody($this->mailInBox, $i, "1");
                }

                   
$move = "INBOX.processed" . date("Ymd");
                    echo
"trying to move:" . $i . "<br>";
                    @
imap_mail_move($this->mailInBox, $i, $move);
                                       
                }

?>
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ian at showstar dot com
21 years ago
The syntax for the message list is defined in RFC2060
It is a string, containing a list of message numbers and ranges, separated by commas (no spaces anywhere.) For example, "1,2,5,11:15,19" would be accepted by imap_mail_copy or imap_mail_move.
A range of messages is defined as two message numbers separated by a colon (Ex. "1:10".) Also, a "*" may be used to refer to the last message in a mailbox. (Ex. "1:*" refers to all messages)
Be careful not to use the same mailbox for source and destination, especially if you expunge the mailbox immediately afterwards; the message will be copied (back over itself), flagged as deleted (by the imap_mail_move function), and then expunged.

The following code will move the messages in the $msg_no[] array from the folder in $mbox_name to the folder in $newmbox_name: ($mbox is an already-opened imap stream)

<?php
if ($mbox_name != $newmbox_name) {
 
reset($msg_no);
 
$messageset = implode (",",$msg_no);
 
imap_mail_move($mbox,$messageset,$newmbox_name);
 
imap_expunge($mbox);
}
?>
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portico dot nospam at neverwas dot net
21 years ago
This function works, just not like everything else IMAP in PHP3... rather than feeding the server {server.ext/type:port}folder just feed it the folder's name.
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matt at bonneau dot net
21 years ago
This function copies the mail and then marks the source as deleted.  In order to see the changes, you must imap_expunge the source box.
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dinter at gmx dot de
18 years ago
I've used a dot in
imap_mail_move($mbox,$movmsgid,'INBOX.send');
instead of
INBOX/test
and it work's fine.
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vlad (php.net)
18 years ago
This keeps biting me time after time. A lot of IMAP servers with quotas don't implement 'move' right - they do a 'copy&delete' instead and don't recognize that this conflicts with their quota implementetions. So, if you try to move a large message, you'll exceed your quota even though moving it does not increase the total size of your mailbox. This is not PHP-specific, but I bet it'll bite someone else besides me, so here you go.
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