No IMAP support for PHP ?!

software development

#1

I just found out that PHP doesn’t have support for IMAP. So, no custom webmail. I’m actually developing my own webmail application and hosting on Dreamhost without this extension is pretty pointless… I’ll have to redirect to another server I guess :frowning:


#2

Well, you can deal with that situation in at least of couple of other ways:

1)Some custom webmail works fine (uses POP3 and/or perl).

  1. The fact that you can compile and use your own version of PHP, and include IMAP support if you want, is another option. :wink:

–rlparker


#3

Thanks for the reply. The problem is that I’m developing my application in PHP and I’using imap_open() to get connected (only way that I know), and I’m getting this error message:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function imap_open() in /home/.bob/jack/webmail.com/imap.php on line 10

Do you have more info on how to compile and use my own version of PHP with no root access please?


#4

Sure! There is a very good Dreamhost wiki article on installing PHP5, which also contains a link to a similar page for PHP4, and that’s where you should start.

Note that root access is not required. :wink:

–rlparker


#5

Thanks! I guess it’s too complicated to me :frowning: