Read email from cpanel with imap in php

Posted: January 19, 2011 in PHP5

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “”&gt;
<html xmlns=””&gt;

div.toggler { border:1px solid #ccc; background:url(gmail2.jpg) 10px 12px #eee no-repeat; cursor:pointer; padding:10px 32px; }
div.toggler .subject { font-weight:bold; } { color:#666; }
div.toggler .from, div.toggler .date { font-style:italic; font-size:11px; }
div.body { padding:10px 20px; }

<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script&gt;
<script type=”text/javascript”>
$(“.toggler “).click(function(){




/* connect to server */
$hostname = ‘{}INBOX’;
$username = ‘’;
$password = ‘amitmondal’;

/* try to connect */
$inbox = imap_open($hostname,$username,$password) or die(‘Cannot connect to domain:’ . imap_last_error());

/* grab emails */
$emails = imap_search($inbox,’ALL’);

/* if emails are returned, cycle through each… */
if($emails) {

$output = ”;

/* put the newest emails on top */

echo “Number of email:”.imap_num_msg($inbox);

/* for every email… */
foreach($emails as $email_number) {

$overview = imap_fetch_overview($inbox,$email_number,0);
$message = imap_fetchbody($inbox,$email_number,1);

$output.= ‘<div class=”toggler ‘.($overview[0]->seen ? ‘read’ : ‘unread’).'”>’;
$output.= ‘<span class=”subject”>’.$overview[0]->subject.'</span> ‘;
$output.= ‘<span class=”from”>’.$overview[0]->from.'</span>’;
$output.= ‘<span class=”date”>on ‘.$overview[0]->date.'</span>’;
$output.= ‘</div>’;

$output.= ‘<div class=”body”>’.$message.'</div>’;
} //end of for loop
echo $output;
} //end of if statement

/* close the connection */



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  3. Edwin Bonde says:

    Nice article. I was checking continuously this blog and I am quite impressed! Very helpful information specially the last part. I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  4. short code says:

    Hoe to get mailed-by server name ?

  5. rosh3000 says:

    one word: outstanding

  6. Emman says:

    Thank you so much,. My thesis system is looks like this. Thanks Again…

  7. saeed says:

    Excellent script
    i got my solution Thankyou so much……………………..

  8. RWANDAN MAN says:

    I am impressed. thank you so much amitmondal. this helped me alot.

  9. josh says:

    The code in this article uses non standard quotemarks, this is VERY bad practice, almost every apache setup will fault you on these quote marks, you should always use ” and ‘. Not their special character alternatives like in your post here. Just a heads up

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