Example: imap_list_mailboxes_exInternet Messaging Functions (IMAP)

Lists the available mailboxes for a specific session.

int imap_list_mailboxes_ex( IMAP *ppimap, char *transaction, char *reference, char *name, LAST );
ppimap A session identifier.
transactionA transaction name for this step in quotes. To avoid creating a transaction for this step, use a null string, "".
reference The location or path of the mailbox in the following format: Reference=reference name
name The names of the desired mailboxes. You can use wildcards, *, together with partial mailbox names. For example: "MatchName=comp.mail.*"
LAST A marker indicating the end of the argument list.

The imap_list_mailboxes_ex function lists the mailboxes that are available to the client. The reply contains the name attributes, hierarchy delimiter, and mailbox names.

The following table shows how references and mailbox names might be interpreted on a Linux-based server:

Reference Mailbox Name Interpretation

The first three examples demonstrate how reference arguments are interpreted. The character "*" is a wildcard, and matches zero or other characters.

This function is for use with multiple sessions. For global sessions, use the imap_list_mailboxes function, which leaves out the session identifier.

Return Values

If this function succeeds, it returns LR_PASS. Otherwise, it returns LR_FAIL.


All arguments of this function of the type char, can be parameterized with standard parameterization.