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php – Convert data from email header

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


Does anyone could help me how to convert data from email header?

I have the next date format from email header:
Wed, 28 Apr 2010 21:59:49 -0400

I need to convert them into mysql Date, or timestamp. Thanks!

How to&Answers:

You should be using DateTime for this, specifically DateTime::createFromFormat():

$str = 'Wed, 28 Apr 2010 21:59:49 -0400';
$date = DateTime::createFromFormat( 'D, d M Y H:i:s O', $str);

Now, you have a Date object in $date, and you can grab the unix timestamp (if that’s what you want), or you can format it into a date for MySQL.

echo $date->getTimestamp(); // Outputs: 1272506389
echo $date->format( 'Y-m-d H:i:s'); // For MySQL column, 2010-04-28 21:59:49

You can see it working in the demo.