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imap_savebodySave a specific body section to a file


bool imap_savebody ( resource $imap_stream , mixed $file , int $msg_number [, string $part_number = "" [, int $options = 0 ]] )

Saves a part or the whole body of the specified message.



Un flux IMAP întors de imap_open().


The path to the saved file as a string, or a valid file descriptor returned by fopen().


The message number


The part number. It is a string of integers delimited by period which index into a body part list as per the IMAP4 specification


A bitmask with one or more of the following:

  • FT_UID - The msg_number is a UID
  • FT_PEEK - Do not set the \Seen flag if not already set
  • FT_INTERNAL - The return string is in internal format, will not canonicalize to CRLF.

Valorile întoarse

Întoarce valoarea TRUE în cazul succesului sau FALSE în cazul eșecului.

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User Contributed Notes 4 notes

3 years ago
By using imap_fetchbody() you may run in trouble by using too much memory. Using imap_savebody() may prevent this.

But the content will be encoded, in other words it is useless. Adding a filter can help here.

= fopen('./incomming/tmp.tif','w');


imap_savebody ($mbox, $whandle, $i, $partcounter++);


NOTE: To find the proper filter you need to check the encoding given by the structure of the body.
stupergenius at gmail dot com
8 years ago
This function will save ALL information from the email if the part number is left out. Pretty handy for archiving.
janus at forty-seven dot info
6 years ago
It seems that imap_savebody saves attachments with special characters above ascii 127 as quoted printable.
But if you need it in utf8, you may use the imap_qprint function after the attachment is saved:

= "/path/to/attachment";
$tFileHandle = fopen($tFile, "r");

//get the content of the file into a string
$tFileOutput = $tFileOutput . fgets($tFileHandle, 4096);

fclose ($tFileHandle);
$tFileHandle = fopen($tFile, "w");
//write the new 8Bit string to the file
fwrite($tFileHandle, imap_qprint($tFileOutput));
fclose ($tFileHandle);
technocraze at gmail dot com
7 years ago
I tried to use this function. But it seems it requires php_zip.dll to be load..  i got the php errror like below.

[20-Dec-2007 13:38:17] PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library './php_zip.dll' - ./php_zip.dll: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0
[20-Dec-2007 13:38:17] PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function imap_savebody() in /opt/oss/share/apache2/htdocs/blogtest/wp-inst/batch/pop3_mail.php on line 153
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