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How can I change the amount of characters returned for the subject of a message using imap_headers?

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I am using imap_headers in a php script as follows:

$headers = imap_headers($mail);
I am then looping through the header of each message using:

for ($n=1; $n<=count($headers); $n++)
      {
}

This is only returning a certain amount of characters from the header, and thus the subject is cut short.
I want to return the full subject for each message.

I understand there is a parameter "subject_length" that can be used in conjunction with imap_headers, but I dont know how to implement it.

can someone help?
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There is no parameter "subject_length" for imap_headers().  According to this user-contributed note: This function will not return a full subject line if it is longer than 25 characters.

So we will need another function, and may have to address the messages one-at-a-time.  This link appears to be useful:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.imap.php#54098

I do not have any test data that I can use, so these are just suggestions based on reading the man pages.
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.imap-fetch-overview.php and access the "subject" property
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.imap-fetchheader.php and parse the header
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.imap-headerinfo.php and access the "subject" property
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.imap-rfc822-parse-headers.php and examine the object
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by:davids355
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worked like a charm.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Thanks for the points.  Just curious - which function did you choose?
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by:davids355
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I followed this link:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.imap-fetch-overview.php

And this is the code I used, basically:

$mbox = imap_open("{imap.example.org:143}INBOX", "username", "password")
     or die("can't connect: " . imap_last_error());

$MC = imap_check($mbox);

// Fetch an overview for all messages in INBOX
$result = imap_fetch_overview($mbox,"1:{$MC->Nmsgs}",0);
foreach ($result as $overview) {
    echo $overview->subject}.'<br>';
}
imap_close($mbox);

Quite handy really because my intention anyway was pretty much to spill out the subject lines one by one, and then also with another loop check for the existence of a particular string within each subject line.
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Excellent, thanks for sharing your experience!
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