Solved

Read my gmail emails in PHP

Posted on 2009-05-20
7
2,584 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I am using this litle snippet I found to collect the header of the unread emails in my gmail account but the "From" often shows as just a name and not as the email address it was from...

Anyone know how I could get that info also so it said "From: Name <emailaddress@whateverdomain.com>" ?


$m_username = "uname";
$m_password = "password";
$m_acs = 20;
 
$m_t = 2;
 
$m_mail = imap_open ("{imap.gmail.com:993/imap/ssl}INBOX", $m_username . "@gmail.com", $m_password)
 
or die("ERROR: " . imap_last_error());
 
$m_gunixtp = array(2592000, 1209600, 604800, 259200, 86400, 21600, 3600);
 
$m_gdmy = date('d-M-Y', time() - $m_gunixtp[$m_t]);
 
$m_search=imap_search ($m_mail, 'UNSEEN SINCE ' . $m_gdmy . '');
echo "<hr><center><font color=ffffff>Here are your first $m_acs emails</font></center>";
 
if($m_search < 1){
$m_empty = "No New Messages";}
else {
 
rsort($m_search);
 
if($m_acs > 0){
array_splice($m_search, $m_acs);
}
 
foreach ($m_search as $what_ever ) {
$fromaddress1 = $obj_thang->mailbox . "@" . $object->host;
$obj_thang = imap_headerinfo($m_mail, $what_ever);
 
echo "<div align=center><br /><font face=Arial size=2 color=#ffffff>Message ID# " . $what_ever . "</font>
 
<table bgcolor=#D3D3D3 width=700 border=1 bordercolor=#000000 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
<tr>
<td><table width=100% border=0>
<tr>
<td><table width=100% border=0>
<tr>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>Date:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . date("F j, Y, g:i a", $obj_thang->udate) . "</font></td>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>From:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->fromaddress . " or  $fromaddress1</font></td>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>To:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->toaddress . " </font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr><tr><td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>Subject:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->Subject . "</font></td></tr><tr>
</tr>
</table></td>
</tr>
</table>
$header = imap_header($mbox, $message_id);
$from = $header->from;
 
</div></body>";
 
}} echo "<div align=center><font face=Arial size=4 color=#800000><b>" . $m_empty . "</b></font></div>";
//close mailbox bi by bye
imap_close($m_mail);

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Riviera1
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Chris Harte
ID: 24430838
The header is an object. To select values you have to loop over them.
$header = imap_header($mbox, $message_id);
 
$from = $header->from;
 
foreach ($from as $id => $object) 
{
    $fromname = $object->personal;
    $fromaddress = $object->mailbox . "@" . $object->host;
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:manavsi
ID: 24431078
the above is right... Just in case u need for info, chk this link: www.electrictoolbox.com/php-imap-download-email-gmail/

HTH
Manavsi
0
 

Author Comment

by:Riviera1
ID: 24431639
Hi MunterMan

Yes I found that solution thanks elsewhere but where would it fit into the existing script?

Would it also mark the mail as read?

Thx
0
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Harte earned 500 total points
ID: 24431828
That should do it. Your email reader marks it as read or not, it is not a property of the email.

$m_username = "uname";
$m_password = "password";
$m_acs = 20;
 
$m_t = 2;
 
$m_mail = imap_open ("{imap.gmail.com:993/imap/ssl}INBOX", $m_username . "@gmail.com", $m_password)
 
or die("ERROR: " . imap_last_error());
 
$m_gunixtp = array(2592000, 1209600, 604800, 259200, 86400, 21600, 3600);
 
$m_gdmy = date('d-M-Y', time() - $m_gunixtp[$m_t]);
 
$m_search=imap_search ($m_mail, 'UNSEEN SINCE ' . $m_gdmy . '');
echo "<hr><center><font color=ffffff>Here are your first $m_acs emails</font></center>";
 
if($m_search < 1)
{
    $m_empty = "No New Messages";
}
else
{
 
    rsort($m_search);
 
    if($m_acs > 0)
    {
        array_splice($m_search, $m_acs);
    }
 
    foreach ($m_search as $what_ever )
    {
        $fromaddress1 = $obj_thang->mailbox . "@" . $object->host;
        $obj_thang = imap_headerinfo($m_mail, $what_ever);
 
         
        $from = $header->from;
 
        foreach ($from as $id => $object)
        {
            $fromname = $object->personal;
            $fromaddress = $object->mailbox . "@" . $object->host;
        }
 
 
 
        echo "<div align=center><br /><font face=Arial size=2 color=#ffffff>Message ID# " . $what_ever . "</font>
 
<table bgcolor=#D3D3D3 width=700 border=1 bordercolor=#000000 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
<tr>
<td><table width=100% border=0>
<tr>
<td><table width=100% border=0>
<tr>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>Date:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . date("F j, Y, g:i a", $obj_thang->udate) . "</font></td>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>From:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->fromaddress . " or  $fromaddress1</font></td>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>To:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->toaddress . " </font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr><tr><td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>Subject:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->Subject . "</font></td></tr><tr>
</tr>
</table></td>
</tr>
</table>               
 
        $fromname $fromaddress        
 
        </div></body>";
 
    }
}
echo "<div align=center><font face=Arial size=4 color=#800000><b>" . $m_empty . "</b></font></div>";
//close mailbox bi by bye
imap_close($m_mail);

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:Riviera1
ID: 24431967
Oops ;)

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach()

At the line:

foreach ($from as $id => $object)


$m_acs = 20;
 
$m_t = 2;
 
$m_mail = imap_open ("{imap.gmail.com:993/imap/ssl}INBOX", $m_username . "@gmail.com", $m_password)
 
or die("ERROR: " . imap_last_error());
 
$m_gunixtp = array(2592000, 1209600, 604800, 259200, 86400, 21600, 3600);
 
$m_gdmy = date('d-M-Y', time() - $m_gunixtp[$m_t]);
 
$m_search=imap_search ($m_mail, 'UNSEEN SINCE ' . $m_gdmy . '');
echo "<hr><center><font color=ffffff>Here are your first $m_acs emails</font></center>";
 
if($m_search < 1)
{
    $m_empty = "No New Messages";
}
else
{
 
    rsort($m_search);
 
    if($m_acs > 0)
    {
        array_splice($m_search, $m_acs);
    }
 
    foreach ($m_search as $what_ever )
    {
        $obj_thang = imap_headerinfo($m_mail, $what_ever);
 
 
        $from = $header->from;
 
        foreach ($from as $id => $object)
        {
            $fromname = $object->personal;
            $fromaddress = $object->mailbox . "@" . $object->host;
        }
 
 
 
        echo "<div align=center><br /><font face=Arial size=2 color=#ffffff>Message ID# " . $what_ever . "</font>
 
<table bgcolor=#D3D3D3 width=700 border=1 bordercolor=#000000 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
<tr>
<td><table width=100% border=0>
<tr>
<td><table width=100% border=0>
<tr>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>Date:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . date("F j, Y, g:i a", $obj_thang->udate) . "</font></td>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>From:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->fromaddress . " or  $fromaddress1</font></td>
<td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>To:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->toaddress . " </font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr><tr><td bgcolor=#F8F8FF><font face=Arial size=2 color=#800000>Subject:</font> <font face=Arial size=2 color=#000000>" . $obj_thang->Subject . "</font></td></tr><tr>
</tr>
</table></td>
</tr>
</table>
 
</div></body>";
 
    }
}
echo "<div align=center><font face=Arial size=4 color=#800000><b>" . $m_empty . "</b></font></div>";
//close mailbox bi by bye
imap_close($m_mail);

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Chris Harte
ID: 24433055
That will teach me to cut and paste
Replace
$from = $header->from;

with
$from = $obj_thang->from;
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Riviera1
ID: 31583451
Great help thanks :)
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Pop culture is prime bait for hackers seeking to infect user’s computers and mobile devices with malicious malware. Hackers know exactly what the latest trends are online and know how to use them to their advantage.
When you’re making plans to join the modern business race, you should analyze various details that may affect your results. Nowadays, millions of businesses are trying to grow into established and appreciated professional enterprises.
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question