Working with Folders on IMAP Server
Getting Folders Information
Getting information about folders from an IMAP server is very easy with Aspose.Email. Call the ListFolders() method of the ImapClient class. It returns an object of the ImapFolderInfoCollection type. Iterate through this collection and get information about individual folders in a loop. The method is overloaded. You can pass a folder name as a parameter to get a list of subfolders. The following code snippet shows you how to get folder information from an IMAP server using Aspose.Email using the method described in the information.
Deleting and Renaming Folders
A folder on an IMAP server can be deleted or renamed in a single line with Aspose.Email:
- The DeleteFolder() method accepts the folder name as a parameter.
- For the RenameFolder() method, you need to pass the current folder name and new folder name. The following code snippet shows you how to remove a folder from an IMAP server, and how to rename a folder. Each operation is performed with one line of code.
Adding a New Message in a Folder
You can add a new message to the folder using the MailMessage and ImapClient classes. First create a MailMessage object by providing the subject, to and from values. Then subscribe to a folder and add the message to it. The following code snippet shows you how to add a new Message in a folder.
Add Multiple Messages with MultiConnection Support
You can add multiple messages by using the AppendMessages method provided by the ImapClient classes. The AppendMessages method accepts a list of MailMessage and adds it to the current folder if the folder is not provided as a parameter. ImapClient also supports MultiConnection mode for heavy loaded operations. The following code snippet shows you how to add multiple messages by using the MultiConnection mode.
Move Messages to Another Mailbox Folder
Aspose.Email for .NET allows moving message from one mailbox folder to another using the ImapClient API. The MoveMessage method uses the message’s unique id and destination folder name for moving a message to the destination folder. The following code snippet shows you how to move messages to another mailbox folder.
Copy Messages to Another Mailbox Folder
Aspose.Email API provides the capability to copy message from one mailbox folder to another. It allows copying a single as well as multiple messages using the CopyMessage and CopyMessages methods. The CopyMessages method provides the capability to copy multiple messages from source folder of a mailbox to the destination mailbox folder. The following code snippet shows you how to copy messages to another mailbox folder.
Working with Special-Use Mailbox Folders
Some IMAP message stores include special-use mailboxes, such as those used to hold draft messages or sent messages. Many mail clients allow users to specify where the draft or sent messages should be put, but configuring them requires that the user know which mailboxes the server has set aside for these purposes. Aspose.Email can identify these special-use mailboxes by using the ImapMailboxInfo class to make it easier to work with them. The following code sample demonstrates how to access these special-use mailboxes by using the ImapMailboxInfo class.