Thanks for the reply. I had posted this on gmail forums and someone just
posted this is a server-side limitation actually.

I guess I'll have to figure out other ways ways to make this happen

On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 4:16 AM, Govinda <>wrote:

> I've to search for messages from Gmail Inbox over IMAP using search by
>> SUBJECT . The php-imap imap_search()  works fine when the subject is pure
>> alphanumeric. If the subject string has an apostrophe or a dash then the
>> search fails.
>> imap_seach($mbox, 'ALL SUBJECT "<search string>"');
>> imap_seach($mbox, 'ALL SUBJECT "this is a string without quote"'); //Works
>> imap_seach($mbox, 'ALL SUBJECT "this is a string with quote's and
>> da-sh"');
>> //Doesn't Work
>> I've tried using the Zend Framework IMAP library too, it fails too. I've
>> been talking to people over some forums, they say subject search via imap
>> on
>> gmail works for them.
>> What can be the problem here? I've tried escaping them but it did not
>> help.
>> Any help is appreciated.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Nitesh Nandy
> Hi Nitesh,
> I am a newbie in PHP, but I would guess the way you are attempting to
> escape the non-alphanumeric chars is faulty.
> Can you please show the code you are using to do the escaping?
> ------------
> Govinda


Nitesh Nandy

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