Receive an email from Google App engine, in php 1

There is not so much documentation on how to receive an email on Google App Engine (gae) with PHP. The official documentation is not really explicit, I guess it is because it is still experimental as I write.

After fighting some time, here is how to do it.

configure app.yaml with the following:

- url: /_ah/mail/.+
script: handle_incoming_email.php
login: admin

- mail

Here, I redirect every received email to handle_incoming_email.php.

In handle_incoming_email.php, the content of the received email is available not in $_POST, but in file_get_contents('php://input')

With the help of Plancake email parser, it becomes easy to get the content:

$emailParser = new PlancakeEmailParser(file_get_contents('php://input'));
$email_body = $emailParser->getBody();

Et voila.

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