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Blog by Email using GMail? (23 posts)

  1. bsamson
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Seeing that Gmail allows POP access, has anyone successfully linked their blog-by-email function to a gmail account? I've tried using pop.gmail.com port 995 but keep timing out... Chances are that I'm coming across a router issue since it's timing out, but haven't found it yet.

    The other thing that makes me wonder if it will work is that the GMail instructions say that SSL is required when POPing. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in Advance!

  2. SMARTSTEPHEN
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am also having the same problem. Is there any solution to this? I proceeded to set up an email account with my host and that one works. I am wondering if 995 is the right port.

  3. SMARTSTEPHEN
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have it working now, but whenever i send a mail from my gmail account to the secret account, you do not see the post on the website. only when you log in you are able to view the post.
    However whenever i send a mail from yahoo, it shows in the post and on the website. I am not sure if there are some settings with gmail that are causing the problem.

  4. Anonymous
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I can't get POP access to work with Gmail either - what client are you using?

  5. bsamson
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    SmartStephen, would you mind posting your "Writing by Email" setup? Did you perform anything odd or different in order to stop the time-out issue?

    Regards.

  6. Raybdbomb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    pop.gmail.com is not a pop3 server but a pop3s server (hence port 995 instead of 110). In fact port 110 isn't even open on that server...

    I would also like to see the setup that got this to work, though.

  7. Raybdbomb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    bump? nobody knooows?

  8. Raybdbomb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    BUMP

  9. allyn
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    sounds like google only supports secure pop (port 995), and wordpress only supports regular pop (port 110).

    that makes gmail incompatible, at least until someone fixes wordpress.

  10. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anyone try changing the port argument setting for the connect function in wp-includes/class-pop3.php?

  11. Raybdbomb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There more difference than just the port though. Does anyone know if it's possible to make a pop3s connection with php?

  12. raster
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  13. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In practical terms: is there a known way to post by email using gmail, today? And, if so, how?

  14. Raybdbomb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The answer is no.

  15. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you.

  16. 162100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Who can save this problem??

  17. mromaine
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Any update on this? It would be really nice if we could email blog through gmail ....

  18. mromaine
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, I fixed the problem. Had to write my own files, but at least I learned something in the process. You can grab them here.

  19. lankanbg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I tried the solution at http://www.audiolicious.com/weblog/2005/03/wordpress-gmail-mobile-blogging/, but am getting an error! Any ideas?

    Warning: imap_open(): Couldn't open stream {pop.gmail.com:995/pop3/ssl/novalidate-cert} in /home/macnific/www/www/wordpress/class_mbox.php on line 35
    Array ( [0] => Can't open mailbox {pop.gmail.com:995/pop3/ssl/novalidate-cert}: invalid remote specification ) ERROR: Ooops

  20. sniemetz
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Check out
    http://www.economysizegeek.com/?page_id=395

    You HAVE to have:
    IMAP compiled with SSL support
    PHP compiled with IMAP support

    Try this as a test:
    % php -r '$m = imapopen(�{pop.gmail.com:995/pop3/ssl/novalidate-cert}INBOX�, “[your.email]@gmail.com�, “[your password]�); vardump($m);’

    and you should get

    resource(4) of type (imap)

    If you see

    bool(false) you either lack IMAP support, or your IMAP library was not compiled with SSL support

  21. ardent11
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    any update on this?

  22. AshB
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just installed Postie from http://www.economysizegeek.com/wp-mail/ It included options for pop3s. So far, it works so freaking well it's scary.

  23. expertphp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You can use PHP + XPertMailer V2 (XPM2) to read e-mails from Gmail POP3 account, like this sample: http://www.xpertmailer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47

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