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2.2.2 Email to Blog not working (5 posts)

  1. drewactual
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What needs to happen for the email to blog function to work?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Generally, a miracle.

    It works fine as it is, *if* your server is setup in such a way that WordPress is able to connect to a mail server. A lot of hosts either don't have the correct setup to do this, or intentionally block it from happening.

  3. drewactual
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    and that my friend is not encouraging.
    are there any plugins around to side step the inherit function and do the same thing?

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Postie is a good plugin, but it has much of the same limitations as the built in functionality with regards to connecting to mail servers. Postie also generally requires that your PHP installation have the IMAP support installed, which is not on many hosting services.

    Basically, it's not something you can work around. If your webserver cannot connect to your mail server, nothing you do in user-code will fix that. It's lower level, you have to have your host fix that.

  5. JaneLitte
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If the wp-mail.php can grab the emails then does it mean that the Postie plugin should work as well?
    I.e., that the webhost allows a connection to the mail server?

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