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unsupported body type in imap

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i'm using php's imap extension to read emails from a mailbox.

My php script has been working fine and i'm pretty sure that there is nothing wrong with it.

here is extracts from my code

[PHP]$mbox = imap_open ($host, $login, $password) or die("can't connect: " . imap_last_error());
$message_count = imap_num_msg($mbox);

for ($jk = $message_count; ($message_count-6) <= $jk; $jk--)
$structure = imap_fetchstructure($mbox, $jk , FT_UID);
$parts = $structure->parts;

for($i = 1; $i < count($parts); $i++)
$part = $parts[$i];

if($part->disposition == "ATTACHMENT")
// some more code here

Basically the code above is meant to read attachments from emails in a mailbox and save the attached files in the current working directory of the script that is running this code.

This is done by getting the

of the email to identify the primary body type of the attached file and then read accordingly.

The primary body type is meant to be between 0 and 7, (imap_fetchstructure ), however i'm getting a primary body type of 9, which is totally messing things up becuase i can't seem to read this file successfully.

Also when reading emails, we are supposed to ignore the first element of the array. i.e in the above code

is meant to be ignored and we should start reading from


however in the email that i'm getting with the weird primary body type the attachment seems to be in the
element of the array, which also seems odd.

The attachmenat is meant to be a (.csv) file, and i can open the attachment using outlook 2003, therefore, i know that the attached file is not corrupted and is properly intact.
Does anyone know why i would recieve such a primary body type, or experienced this before, and know of any way that i can get around this so that i can read the attached file.

any help would be great.
Dec 10 '07 #1
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