Create Folder and Manage Folder using IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV in Delphi

In previous section, I introduced how to parse non-delivery report (NDR) in Delphi. In this section, I will introduce how to create folders and manage folders with IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV protocol in Delphi.

Create Folder and Delete Folder

Because IMAP4/Exchange Web Service (EWS)/WebDAV protocol supports folder access, so we can retrieve email from other mailbox rather than default “INBOX”, I have introduced it in other sections. In this section, I will introduce how to use EAGetMail to create folder and delete folder with IMAP4/Exchange Web Service/WebDAV protocol. Notice: POP3 protocol doesn’t support this feature.

[Delphi Example - Create Folder and Delete Folder]

The following example codes demonstrate how to create folder and delete folder.


To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

unit Unit1;


    Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
    Dialogs, StdCtrls, EAGetMailObjLib_TLB; // Add EAGetMail unit

    TForm1 = class(TForm)
        Button1: TButton;
        procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
        { Private declarations }
        { Public declarations }

    MailServerPop3 = 0;
    MailServerImap4 = 1;
    MailServerEWS = 2;
    MailServerDAV = 3;
    MailServerMsGraph = 4;

    Form1: TForm1;


{$R *.dfm}

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
    oClient: TMailClient;
    oServer: TMailServer;
    folders: IFolderCollection;
    i: integer;
    fd, folder: IImap4Folder;

        // To create folder with Exchange Web Service, please change
        // MailServerImap4 to MailServerEWS to MailServer.Protocol

        // To create folder email with Exchange WebDAV, please change
        // MailServerImap4 to MailServerDAV to MailServer.Protocol

        // Exchange Server supports POP3/IMAP4 protocol as well, but in Exchange 2007
        // or later version, POP3/IMAP4 service is disabled by default. If you don't want to use POP3/IMAP4
        // to download email from Exchange Server, you can use Exchange Web Service(Exchange 2007/2010 or
        // later version) or WebDAV(Exchange 2000/2003) protocol.

        // For Exchange Web Service/WebDAV, please ignore
        // Port property. But for Exchange Web Service, please set SSLConnection to True

        oServer := TMailServer.Create(Application);
        oServer.Server := '';
        oServer.User := '';
        oServer.Password := 'testpassword';
        oServer.Protocol := MailServerImap4;

        // Enable SSL/TLS Connection, most modern email server require SSL/TLS connection by default.
        oServer.SSLConnection := true;
        // Set 993 SSL IMAP4 port
        oServer.Port := 993;

        // If your IMAP doesn't deploy SSL connection
        // Please use
        // oServer.SSLConnection := false;
        // oServer.Port := 143;

        oClient := TMailClient.Create(Application);
        oClient.LicenseCode := 'TryIt';


        folder := oClient.CreateFolder(nil, 'Test Folder');
        folders := oClient.GetFolderList();
        for i := 0 to folders.Count - 1 do
            fd := folders.Item[i];
            ShowMessage('Folder: ' + fd.FullPath);


        on ep:Exception do
            ShowMessage('Error: ' + ep.Message);


Retrieve/Copy/Move/Upload Email to Folder

To retrieve emails from a specified folder, please use SelectFolder method; To move email from a folder to another folder, please use Move method; To copy email from a folder to another folder, please use Copy method; To upload an email file from local disk to server folder, please use Append method.


Please refer to ImapFull project for more detail.

Access Exchange Shared Mailbox

A MS Exchange shared mailbox is a mailbox that multiple users can use to read and send email messages. To access shared mailbox, please use MailServer.Alias property.

Access Exchange 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 Public Mailbox

Since Exchange 2007 or later version (2010/203), IMAP4 protocol does not expose public folders to mail client. If you want to access public folders on MS Exchange 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 or later version, please use MailClient.GetEWSPublicFolders method.

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Total sample projects in EAGetMail Mail Component installation package.



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