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imap_createmailbox — Creates a new mailbox with the specified name.


bool imap_createmailbox(connection, mailbox);
int connection: IMAP connection ID
string mailbox: New mailbox name


TRUE on sucess or FALSE on error


Creates a new mailbox with the specified name.


From versions 3.0 and 4.0

See also

See also: imap_deletemailbox


Example 598. Create a new mailbox

$imap = imap_open("{localhost}INBOX","graeme","inferno");

// create the mailbox
if (!imap_createmailbox($imap,"{localhost}test_mailbox")) {
   echo "Unable to create new mailbox!\n";
            echo imap_last_error(); 

// relist the mailboxs to show it's there 
$boxes = imap_listmailbox($imap, "{localhost}", "test*");
for ($i=0; $i<count($boxes); $i++) {
  echo "Mailbox: $boxes[$i]\n";


Mailbox: {localhost}test_mailbox

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