Post by Email

Post by Email is a way of publishing posts on your blog by email. Any email client can be used to send the email, allowing you to publish quickly and easily from devices such as cell phones.

Generating a Post by Email Address

Before you can publish by email, you must generate a special email address. This address is unique to you and must be kept secret.

1) Dashboard > My Blogs

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2) Locate the blog that you wish to post to and click on Enable.

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You now have a special email address. If you want to add the address to your addressbook, you can download it as a vCard:

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Sending Emails

Once you have your Post by Email address, sending an email is simple:

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The email subject is used as your post’s title. The body is the post’s contents. A few minutes after receiving your email, you should receive a notification email informing you of the published post’s details.

Please remember to send the email to your secret email address, not to the example given in the image above.

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Mail Formatting

Your email can be plain text or formatted. As much formatting as possible will be retained, although the Post by Email system will strip unnecessary HTML tags so that your email is displayed correctly. Note that you will need to use an email client that supports rich text or HTML formatting in order to make use of this feature. Most website based clients (Hotmail, Gmail) do support this, as do most desktop clients (Outlook, Mail). You may need to switch your client into rich text or formatted mode.

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Attachments

Image attachments will be included in your published post as follows:

  • Single images will be displayed inline (a single image is defined as an image without an image immediately following it).
  • Multiple images will be displayed as a gallery.

Multiple galleries and single images are allowed in the same post. Note that using the shortcode will disable all galleries.

If you have purchased the Space Upgrade, then the following additional attachment types will be supported:

  • Supported audio files (mp3) will be displayed using the WordPress Audio player.
  • All other files (doc, PDF, etc) will be displayed as links to the attachment.

Additionally, if you’ve purchased the VideoPress Upgrade, you’ll be able to send mp4, mov, wmv, avi, mpg, and m4v files as attachments, which will then be displayed using the WordPress video player.

Note that all attachments are subject to space limitations

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