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PHP and MySQL® Web Development, Fourth Edition by Laura Thomson, Luke Welling

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29 Building a Web-Based Email Service

MORE AND MORE OFTEN THESE DAYS, SITES WANT to offer web-based email to their users. This chapter explains how to implement a web interface to an existing mail server using the PHP IMAP library. You can use it to check your own existing mailbox through a web page or perhaps extend it to support many users for mass web-based email such as GMail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail.

In this project, you build an email client, Warm Mail, that will enable users to

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