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 Hotmail.
In this project, you build an email client, Warm Mail, that will enable users to
Connect to their accounts on POP3 or IMAP mail servers
Reply to mail messages
Forward mail messages
Delete mail from their accounts
For a user to be able to read his mail, you need to find a way to connect to his mail server. This generally isn't the same ...