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imap_bodyRead the message body


imap_body ( resource $imap_stream , int $msg_number [, int $options = 0 ] ) : string

imap_body() returns the body of the message, numbered msg_number in the current mailbox.

imap_body() will only return a verbatim copy of the message body. To extract single parts of a multipart MIME-encoded message you have to use imap_fetchstructure() to analyze its structure and imap_fetchbody() to extract a copy of a single body component.



Um stream IMAP retornado por imap_open().


The message number


The optional options are a bit mask with one or more of the following:

  • FT_UID - The msg_number is a UID
  • FT_PEEK - Do not set the \Seen flag if not already set
  • FT_INTERNAL - The return string is in internal format, will not canonicalize to CRLF.

Valor Retornado

Returns the body of the specified message, as a string.

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deenfirdoush at gmail dot com
12 years ago
Simple example on how to read body message of the recent mail.

= imap_open("{}", "username", "password");

$imap ) {
//Check no.of.msgs
$num = imap_num_msg($imap);

//if there is a message in your inbox
if( $num >0 ) {
//read that mail recently arrived
echo imap_qprint(imap_body($imap, $num));

//close the stream
theloverkills at gmail dot com
5 years ago
Please note that the UID is NOT unique.
UID of the email may be not unique on the server (2 messages in different folders may have same UID).

Basically, don't use the UID as a unique identifier.
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