Command group Flag affected Reversible Execute on client Platform(s)
External commands YES NO NO All


IMAPCopyMessage (socket,messageuid,destmailboxname[,stsproc,responselist]) Returns status


Note: The flag is set according to whether Omnis was able to make a call to this external command.

This Web command is multi-threaded, allowing another thread to execute in the multi-threaded server while it runs. Note that the same socket cannot safely be used concurrently by more than one thread.

IMAPCopyMessage copies a message from the currently selected mailbox to another mailbox, using the UID COPY command. Refer to RFC 3501 for more details.

Before using this command, you must select a mailbox using the IMAPSelectMailbox command

Socket is an Omnis Long Integer field containing a socket opened to an IMAP server using IMAPConnect.

Messageuid is an Omnis Long Integer field containing the IMAP Unique Identifier (UID) of the message to be copied.

Destmailboxname is the name of the mailbox into which the message is to be copied.

IMAP mailbox names are left-to-right hierarchical using a single character to separate levels of hierarchy. If you execute IMAPListMailboxes with empty RefName and MailboxName parameters, the returned list has a single line from which you can access the hierarchy separator.

All the Omnis IMAP commands automatically enclose mailbox names in double quotes when sending them to the server.

Stsproc is an optional parameter containing the name of an Omnis method that this command calls with status messages. This command calls the method with no parameters, and the status information in the variable #S1. The status information logs protocol messages exchanged on the connection to the server.

Responselist is an optional parameter into which this command places response lines received from the IMAP server. Before calling this command, define the responselist to have a single Character column. When the command returns successfully, the response list contains the untagged and tagged responses received from the IMAP server as a result of executing this command. These sometimes include unsolicited information, for example, an update on the current number of messages in the selected mailbox. Each line in the response list is a response line received from the server. See RFC 3501 for more details, if you need to handle this sort of information.

This command returns an integer, which is less than zero if an error occurred. Possible error codes are listed in the Web Command Error Codes Appendix.


; Copy message with UID 142 from INBOX to sub-folder Test of INBOX
Calculate iMailbox as "INBOX"
IMAPSelectMailbox (iIMAPSocket,iMailbox,iMessages,iRecent,iUIDNext,iUIDValidity,iUnseen) Returns lStatus
If lStatus>=0
  Calculate iMailbox as "INBOX.Test"
  Calculate iUID as 142
  IMAPCopyMessage (iIMAPSocket,iUID,iMailbox) Returns lStatus
  If lStatus<0
    ; The copy failed
  End If
End If