PHP imap script to read outlook email inbox


Here is a simple PHP code to read the outlook email inbox. This code also contains PHP script to read an outlook inbox mail received from a particular email address.

Please note that the following is achieved through PHP IMAP PROTOCOL
Also, this is not a very secure method of doing it. The idea here is to reveal the concept.

  error_reporting(E_ALL ^ (E_NOTICE | E_WARNING));
  $incoming_mail_server = ''; 
  //This is an example incoming mail server for gmail which you can configure to your outlook, check out the manual on Supported IMAP client list
  $your_email = '[email protected]'; // your outlook email ID
  $yourpassword = 'xyz' // your outlook email password
  $mbox   = imap_open("{$incoming_mail_server}", $your_email , $yourpassword )   or  die("can't connect: " . imap_last_error());
  $num = imap_num_msg($mbox); // read total messages in email
  $MC = imap_check($mbox);
  // Fetch an overview for all messages in INBOX
  $result = imap_fetch_overview($mbox,"$num:{$MC->Nmsgs}",0);
  foreach ($result as $overview) {
    echo 'Message no'.$overview->msgno. '<br/>';
           $check = imap_mailboxmsginfo($mbox);
        echo $check->Unread;
        echo $overview->subject;
        echo $overview->body;
    //code to check and display email received from a particular Email address
        if(preg_match("/[email protected]/",$overview->from,$match)){

Here is a list of Supported IMAP client list

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