Check current mailbox (PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)
object imap_check ( resource imap_stream )

Returns information about the current mailbox. Returns FALSE on failure.

The imap_check() function checks the current mailbox status on the server and returns the information in an object with following properties:

  • Date - current system time formatted according to » RFC822
  • Driver - protocol used to access this mailbox: POP3, IMAP, NNTP
  • Mailbox - the mailbox name
  • Nmsgs - number of messages in the mailbox
  • Recent - number of recent messages in the mailbox

例 855. imap_check() example


= imap_check($imap_stream);


this will output :

object(stdClass)(5) {
 string(37) "Wed, 10 Dec 2003 17:56:54 +0100 (CET)"
 string(4) "imap"