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Email grabber PHP library

Posted on 2011-09-11
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I'm looking for an open source PHP library for grabbing emails from different accounts (gmail, msn, ...).

The library should at least provide an abstraction layer to user-credentials/login to the accounts, and to grab most relevant information for the email messages (e.g. subject, sender, recipient, status[read/new], ...).

I found a similar project, but for contacts:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/contactgrabber/

Thank you in advance
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I know GMail supports POP3. I don't use MSN, but Googling shows that there is support there.

So, as POP3 is a standard, pretty much any POP3 reader class will do.

Having got access to the mail repository, reading the message content is another thing entirely. All POP3 is is a store. The mail may be encoded in many different ways, but, unless you've got a weird setup, MIME encoding should prevail.

So, you'll need POP3 and MIME.

Here is a script I created for reading unread email from a POP3 store, extracting the attachments and saving elsewhere and then firing an email saying what has happened.

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