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imap_expungeDelete all messages marked for deletion


bool imap_expunge ( resource $imap_stream )

Deletes all the messages marked for deletion by imap_delete(), imap_mail_move(), or imap_setflag_full().

Elenco dei parametri


Uno stream IMAP restituito da imap_open().

Valori restituiti

Returns TRUE.

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boswachter at xs4all dot nl
12 years ago
@eisbrenner at gidn dot de

You shouldn't call imap_expunge until before closing the connection. imap_delete tags a message for deletion, imap_expunge deletes all tagged messages. i.e.:
for ($i = 0; $i < $num; $i++) {
  imap_delete($box, $i);

imap_expunge should not be in your inner loop.
Pavel Cernik
1 year ago
imap_expunge() may change order of messages which were loaded using imap_sort().
That means, if you use foreach() on result of imap_sort() function and each pass you move/delete a message and instantly expunge them, next cycle, messages will have different numbers than imap_sort() returned and the script will fail.
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