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How to use IMAP in PHP to fetch mail body content

Grabbing emails from your Gmail account using PHP is probably easier than you think. If you want to fetch email from Gmail account or other accounts you should have hostname, username, and password.Username will be your email address like and password (your email account password). IMAP is used to fetch email from a Gmail account.

What is IMAP?

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a standard email protocol that stores email messages on a mail server but allows the end user to view and manipulate the messages as though they were stored locally on the end user’s computing device(s). The Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is a mail protocol used for accessing email on a remote web server from a local client.

Benifits Of Using IMAP Protocol

  • Unlike POP, IMAP allows you to access, organize, read and sort your email messages without having to download them first
  • IMAP is fast and efficient
  • IMAP Allow Us to acess email from anywhere
  • IMAP store email on server so, we can easily acess email on multiple devices
  • In IMAP protocol attachment are not download automatically ,as a result of this we can check email more quickly

For getting the email from mail server we have to do some configuration, So below see the how the configuration variable will be configured

$hostname :- Hostname Of Mail Server from where we want to fetch the email
$username :- Email account/Email Id from which we want to fetch email
$password :- Email account password

So now, we are moving to the coding parts

Connect to yahoo

To Get all emails use like this

To Get all unread emails use like this

To Get emails by subject use like this

To Get Unread mail from a specific email address use like this

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