Example: imap_select_exInternet Messaging Functions (IMAP)

Selects a mailbox for a specific IMAP session.

int imap_select_ex( IMAP *ppimap, char *transaction, char *mailbox, 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, "".
mailboxThe name of a mailbox in the following format:"MAILBOX=mailbox_name"
LAST A marker indicating the end of the argument list.

The imap_select_ex function selects a mailbox to access its messages. Calling this function modifies the mailbox state (the number of messages unread, total number of messages, etc.). To retrieve the mailbox properties, call imap_get_attribute_int_ex.

This function is for use with multiple sessions. For global sessions, use the imap_select 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.