Please read the documentation here http://sophistry.github.com/peeker and in the docs directory
Peeker is a wrapper around the IMAP/POP3 extension available in PHP. It helps you avoid learning all the strange things about talking to an email server and concentrate on getting email as objects and properly-decoded attachments onto your filesystem.
Start with the Quick Start in peeker_quickstart.html.
Basic usage: (gmail IMAP, make sure IMAP is enabled in your gmail account)
// class files in peeker directory // change these lines // the path to the peeker.php class file include('path/to/peeker.php'); // this can also be a Google Apps email account $config['login']='firstname.lastname@example.org'; $config['pass']='your_gmail_password'; // do not change these lines // this should not change unless you are having problems $config['host']='imap.gmail.com'; $config['port']='993'; $config['service_flags'] = '/imap/ssl/novalidate-cert'; // you can definitely change these lines! // because your application code goes here $peeker = new peeker($config); $cnt = $peeker->get_message_count(); echo $cnt.' message waiting'; // EOF
Advanced PHP developers only: Peeker also has a declarative Event programming architecture (Detector-Callback circuit) and "Traits-like" method layering (a simple Dependency Injection - just drop in a custom class and request the new methods be added to the email objects).