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Search-IMAP Cmdlet

Parameters   Output Objects   Configuration Settings  

The Search-IMAP cmdlet is used to search electronic mail from Internet Message Access (IMAP) servers.

Syntax

Search-IMAP [parameters]

Remarks

This cmdlet implements a standard Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) client as specified in RFC 1730 and RFC 2060 for retrieving email and listing mail folders (mailboxes).

To use the cmdlet to retrieve email, you must specify a mail Server, User, and Password. Specify the Folder for the mailbox you wish to connect to. The email message (or range of messages) to download is given by View.

Retrieved email messages will be returned in one or more EmailMessages. Brief information (Id, From, Subject, and size) about each retrieved email will be returned in one or more MessageHeaderss.

You may also list all of your mailboxes by setting the ListFolders switch. Folders will be returned in one or more MailBoxObjects.

To use SSL-enabled (RFC 2595) IMAP, set the SSL switch.

This cmdlet handles retrieving emails and listing email folders. To send an email, see the SEND-EMAIL cmdlet. To delete a message or manage IMAP mail folders, use the SET-IMAP cmdlet.

The cmdlets support pipeline input for some of their parameters. Prebuilding an object and piping it to the cmdlet is very useful, but should be used with caution to prevent security conflicts. Steps have been taken to decrease the risk of a possibly accidental pipe to the cmdlet, for instance, the Credential parameter cannot be piped to the cmdlet and must be specified manually.


# search the inbox for messages not seen
search-imap -server mailserver -credential $cred -folder inbox -search 'ALL NOT SEEN'

Connection Handling

This cmdlet supports persistent connections through the Connection parameter. To establish a new IMAP connection, use the Connect-IMAP cmdlet. To close the connection, use the Disconnect-IMAP cmdlet.

Parameter List


The following is the full list of the parameters of the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

ConnectionAn already established connection.
LogFileThe location of a file to which debug information is written.
AuthMechanismThe authentication mechanism to be used when connecting to the mail server.
CertPasswordThe password to the certificate store.
CertStoreThe name of the certificate store for the client certificate.
CertStoreTypeThe type of certificate store for the client certificate.
CertSubjectThe subject of the certificate used for client authentication.
ConfigSpecifies one or more configuration settings.
CredentialThe PSCredential object to use for user/password authentication.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall.
FirewallPasswordA password if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe port of the firewall to which to connect.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
FolderThe IMAP folder to which to connect.
ForceForces the cmdlet to accept the default behavior instead of querying the user.
LocalIPThe IP address of the local interface to use.
LogFileThe location of a file to which debug information is written.
PasswordThe password to use for authentication.
PortThe TCP port in the remote host to which to connect.
SearchThe string to search for in the IMAP server.
ServerThe address of the Server.
SSLDetermines how the cmdlet starts SSL negotiation.
SSLAcceptThe encoded public key of the certificate which is to be trusted explicitly.
TimeoutThe maximum time allowed for the operation.
UserThe username to use for authentication.

Output Objects


The following is the full list of the output objects returned by the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

Configuration Settings


The following is a list of configuration settings for the cmdlet with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.

MessageCountNumber of messages in the mailbox.
AlwaysReturnUIDsInstructs the server to return UIDs even if not in UIDMode.
AppendToMailboxDateTimeSpecifies the date-time parameter used in the initial APPEND request.
AuthorizationIdentityThe value to use as the authorization identity when SASL authentication is used.
AutoDecodeSubjectInstructs the cmdlet to automatically decode message subjects.
FetchAfterSearchDetermines if messages matching the SearchCriteria are fetched after calling SearchMailbox.
IncludeHeadersInstructs the cmdlet to include the headers in the LocalFile.
UTF7MailboxNamesSpecifies whether or not to automatically encode and decode UTF-7 mailbox names.
ConnectionTimeoutSets a separate timeout value for establishing a connection.
FirewallAutoDetectTells the cmdlet whether or not to automatically detect and use firewall system settings, if available.
FirewallHostName or IP address of firewall (optional).
FirewallPasswordPassword to be used if authentication is to be used when connecting through the firewall.
FirewallPortThe TCP port for the FirewallHost;.
FirewallTypeDetermines the type of firewall to connect through.
FirewallUserA user name if authentication is to be used connecting through a firewall.
KeepAliveTimeThe inactivity time in milliseconds before a TCP keep-alive packet is sent.
KeepAliveIntervalThe retry interval, in milliseconds, to be used when a TCP keep-alive packet is sent and no response is received.
LingerWhen set to True, connections are terminated gracefully.
LingerTimeTime in seconds to have the connection linger.
LocalHostThe name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.
LocalPortThe TCP port in the local host where the cmdlet binds.
MaxLineLengthThe maximum amount of data to accumulate when no EOL is found.
MaxTransferRateThe transfer rate limit in bytes per second.
TCPKeepAliveDetermines whether or not the keep alive socket option is enabled.
UseIPv6Whether to use IPv6.
TcpNoDelayWhether or not to delay when sending packets.
AbsoluteTimeoutDetermines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.
FirewallDataUsed to send extra data to the firewall.
InBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.
OutBufferSizeThe size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.
CodePageThe system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.

 
 
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