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Imap2 plugin

Description: This plugin enables the phplist bounce processing when the php IMAP extension is not installed.
Author : Duncan Cameron

source repo :


This plugin uses the javanile/php-imap2 package to emulate the php imap_xxx functions that are used by phplist for bounce processing. Some hosting providers, such as GoDaddy shared hosting, do not provide the imap extension that is needed by the phplist bounce processing.

If your php configuration already includes the imap extension then you do not need this plugin.


See the README file on the GitHub page for how to install the plugin.


The php-imap2 package supports only the IMAP protocol, not the POP3 protocol. The phplist bounce processing will work with IMAP but you need to ensure that the mailbox port is set correctly in the config.php file.

As an example to access the mailbox on port 143

$bounce_mailbox_port = "143/notls";

or on port 993 over ssl

$bounce_mailbox_port = "993/imap/ssl";