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Problem connecting to my email with a Centos7 server

Ask Time:2020-02-19T21:36:00         Author:Lorenzo

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I developed a simple code, with the php language, to connect to my email and count the number of emails received, using the local Window 10 server.

// server IMAP per la connessione
$server = "{imap.gmail.com:993/ssl/novalidate-cert}";

// account Gmail
$login = '[email protected]';
// password per l'accesso a Gmail
$password = 'password';

// connessione IMAP ad un account Gmail
$connessione = imap_open($server, $login, $password);

$conteggio = imap_num_msg($connessione);

echo $conteggio."<br>";

By enabling the IMAP protocol on Gmail and enabling access to less secure apps, the code does not give any kind of error.

The problem arises when I try to execute this code into a Centos 7 server machine. I installed the IMAP protocol compatible with my PHP 7.3 version, using this command line: yum --enablerepo=centos-sclo-sclo-testing install sclo-php73-php-imapservice imapd restart. Once the package is successfully downloaded, I restart the server machine and go check on




and notice that the IMAP is enabled.

IMAP c-Client Version   2007f
SSL Support enabled
Kerberos Support    enabled

After this check, if I try to run my initial code, this error message appears to me on output: warning: imap_open(): couldn’t open stream {imap.gmail.com:993/ssl/novalidate-cert} even though i have enabled imap and by actvaing.

PS. the password and login are correct.

Author:Lorenzo,eproduced under the CC 4.0 BY-SA copyright license with a link to the original source and this disclaimer.
Link to original article:https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60301627/problem-connecting-to-my-email-with-a-centos7-server