Does the imap_open function work on dreamhost?

If you’re talking about within PHP, I believe the answer is no. You would probably have to compile your own PHP to get IMAP support.

U can install your own php? I thought on shared hosting that we all have are php docs parsed through the same php. I thought that it is this way cause I dont have access to the php.ini file because it is shared and that is why you have to do the hack of .htaccess files.

Check out the kbase section on PHP:

especially, check out: