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imap_mailboxmsginfo — Gets information about the current mailbox.


object imap_mailboxmsginfo(connection);
int connection: IMAP connection ID



Mailbox information; FALSE on error

Retrieves information about the mailbox. This is usually the one specified using imap_open() unless imap_reopen() has been called. Eight properties for the mailbox are returned as an object.

Unread Number of unread messages
Deleted Number of deleted messages
Nmsgs Number of messages
Size Size of mailbox
Date Date of last mailbox change
Driver Driver (e.g. imap, nntp)
Mailbox Mailbox name
Recent Number of recent messages


From versions 3.0.2 and 4.0

See also

See also: imap_status


Example 607. Print mailbox info

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

// retrieve mailbox information
$info = imap_mailboxmsginfo($imap);

echo "Date: " , $info->Date, "\n";
echo "Driver: ", $info->Driver, "\n";
echo "Mailbox: ", $info->Mailbox, "\n";
echo "Number of messages: ", $info->Nmsgs, "\n";
echo "Recent: ", $info->Recent, "\n";
echo "Unread; ", $info->Unread, "\n";
echo "Deleted: ", $info->Deleted, "\n";
echo "Size: ", $info->Size, "\n";


Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 17:08:59 +1000 (EST)
Driver: imap
Mailbox: {localhost:143/imap/user="graeme"}INBOX
Number of messages: 6
Recent: 0
Unread; 3
Deleted: 0
Size: 12686

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