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parse email with php (LDA dovcot, procmail)

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Using the mailparse to extract the data or use the read in nd process the input buffer one line at a time.  A better and simpler approach depending on your mail server and whether it is passing the incoming mail through an LDA dovcot, procmail. The from and the body can be extracted and presented to your php with the from and subject as arguments to your script and the body of the message as input on stdin.



I am looking to parse email with php and learn about mailservers

how would I do this
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There are several options for mailservers on the Linux platform.  Commonly sendmail is installed by default. Postfix, exim, qmail, courier mta are some.
Postfix is somewhat simpler to configure. The install is simple with most distro.

Your question is overly broad.
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I Think I understand that you want to  RECEIVE email atyourmailserver.  Ifso, set upan eMailaddress in sendmailthat fowards to php (my php is/usr/sbin/php) and then instal lthe attached mail class and use this code.  It will give you the sender, subject and message contents into variables in your code.

chdir(dirname(__FILE__));
require_once 'class.email.php';

// Parse incoming email from STDIN
$email = email::parseSTDIN();

//Who sent the message
$sender=($email->getSenderEmail() );
//TheMessage itself
$message = trim($email->getTextContent());
//Who the Message was sent to
$to =  ($email->getRecipientEmail());
//The Subject of the eMail
$subject = ($email->getSubject());

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Once the email is received into the code via STDIN, you will have the following Variables...
$sender
$to
$subject
$message
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