Hi, I am new to Postie and am trying to set up my site so I can post by email for a jobs board.
I am a self taught wordpress user, I'm not a techy but with some understanding and a lot of trial and error!
I have followed the various set up tutorials to try and set up the plugin but they don't seem to work for me. I also have a plugin conflict that stops postie from working. I know which plugin this is and have tried to set up postie with the conflicting plugin disabled but with only partial success - see below.
1. The plugin I have a conflict with is called All-in-one calendar by Timely. When this plugin is running postie doesn't work, when I run the 'Test Config' button I get the test headers but with no content. If I run the debug option I get a blank screen. If I disable all-in-one calendar and run the test config I get the appropriate reports and information.
2. With regards to postie itself I have set up a secret email address and I want to be able to sent emails to this address and for them to be posted to a specific category on my site (http://www.lighthouseproject.org.uk/blog/category/jobs-board/). On the set up page my main admin details are loaded and so I then changed the Mailuser id to be the secret email address, and the mail password as the secret email password, however after I click the 'Save Changes' button the screen refreshes and reverts back to my main wordpress admin user name and password in these two boxes. At this point if I do a 'Run Postie' then postie will fetch my new emails but it straight away then reverts back to the admin user name and not the secret email address I had tried to save.
Please can you help?
Before looking at postie I tried to set up post by email from within wordpress but I couldn't get this to work either. I used one of the suggested ramdom strings to set up the secret email address, and this works and receives the emails sent to it, but I couldn't get any of the activation methods to work, manual browser, automatic browser, action basedm hence turning to postie - which appears to offer more features.