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imap_renamemailbox

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imap_renamemailboxRename an old mailbox to new mailbox

Description

bool imap_renamemailbox ( resource $imap_stream , string $old_mbox , string $new_mbox )

This function renames on old mailbox to new mailbox (see imap_open() for the format of mbox names).

Parameters

imap_stream

An IMAP stream returned by imap_open().

old_mbox

The old mailbox name, see imap_open() for more information

new_mbox

The new mailbox name, see imap_open() for more information

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

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Christoffer Lindahl
3 years ago
Don't forget that you can't be connected to the mailbox that you are going to rename (or delete).

If you have the following mailboxes:
INBOX
INBOX.Foo

...and want to rename "INBOX.Foo" to "INBOX.Bar" you have to be connected to "INBOX":

<?php
$mbox
= imap_open('{imap.example.com}INBOX', 'username', 'password');
imap_renamemailbox($mbox, '{imap.example.com}INBOX.Foo', '{imap.example.com}INBOX.Bar');
imap_close($mbox);
?>
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josh at paducahwebpublishing dot com
14 years ago
Don't let "...string old_mbox, string new_mbox);" fool you. You have to add the server and port to the mailbox name also. So it would be something like:

imap_renamemailbox($mailbox, "{localhost:143}$oldfolder", "{localhost:143}$newfolder")

Just thought I would point it out, it took me a while to figure it out.
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