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Has Postie been killed? (44 posts)

  1. shenry
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Postie doesn't seem to be working for emails posted to WordPress. Am I correct in understanding that WordPress no longer recognizes the Postie plugin?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

  2. DaveofDC
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Pretty much so. On Postie website, the author hasn't answer anyone for few months. I can't use Postie -- I'm having unusual problems and no one is available to assistance me.

    I do hope another author or company will come up with a replacement Postie. Or WordPress will allow email be posted on WordPress without stripping out the HMTL).

  3. zamboknee
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not having success using Postie here either.

  4. jkorchok
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It hasn't been killed, it's just hard to configure and there is no support. You'll have to Google a lot and search past page 1 of the results to get your answers. I just got it working on a brand new installation of WordPress 3.3.2

  5. rcain8
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Tell us how you got it working finally please!

  6. dobarr
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What license has Postie been released under? I REALLY need something like it, and I have enough PHP experience that I'm sure I could eventually get it working right in WP 3.4+.

  7. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have it working in wp 3.4 on my self-hosted site.

    doug

  8. Samuel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    it work also for me in 3.4 the cron function doesn't work as before but i'm using an external cron. This plugin is really so useful a pity there is no more developed with it. I suppose it must be in open source

  9. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the plugin-in's built-in scheduler, and it seems to work fine.

    doug

  10. coldmoonrising
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If people "say" they have it working, then share the blasted information already! There's no point in flaunting that you have it working if you can't share what you did or won't. If you won't share, then keep your replies off the forum since it's aggravating to everyone else who is desperately trying to get it to work.

  11. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I didn't mean to frustrate anybody. I didn't do anything special. I have it set to check a gmail account via ssl every 10 minutes. There wasn't anything special I did. I just entered the email address, pop server name and password and it worked right away. I just installed it a week or so ago and it just worked right off. All I can suggest is use all the default settings and make sure the pop account type and port are set right (ssl or not).

    If you manually run it in the settings it should report errors if it's not connecting.

    doug

  12. coldmoonrising
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Doug,

    Sorry to blow up there, I spent at least 3 hours yesterday searching for clues/answers as to why my gmail account can't be accessed. When I run or test postie with POP3-SSL, port 995 and server pop.gmail.com I get the errors:

    • Mail Connection Time Out/Common Reasons:
    • Server Down
    • Network Issue
    • Port/Protocol MisMatch
    • The Server Said POP3 connect: Error [101] [Network is unreachable]
    • Or: The Server said:Can't connect to gmail-pop.l.google.com,995: Network is unreachable

    Since you say you're using gmail as well and it's working for you, I'm hoping you can hit us up with some hints or list what your settings look like. I'm tempted to contact my hosting provider and see if its something on there end now.

    I have my gmail account settings for POP enabled for all "mail that arrives from now on"

  13. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here are my settings. My hosting provider is Hostgator. And my gmail account is in my personal domain. My gmail settings are all default because pop is enabled by default.

    Mail Protocol: pop3-ssl
    Port: 995
    Postie Time Correction: 9 hours
    Mail Server: pop.gmail.com
    Mail Userid: my full email address
    Mail Password: my password
    Check for mail every 10 minutes
    Delete email after posting: yes

    That's all I did. It worked right off so I thought cool plugin and that was that.

    doug

  14. coldmoonrising
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, my hosting company is Bluehost and apparently they allow POP3 and IMAP. Sadly I'm still having issues.

    I've attempted to create a brandnew email account but that is still not working. I've removed gmails IMAP access and only POP since I thought maybe there was a conflict there, nothing. I'm rather at a loss here and I'm moving on till hopefully someone else can provide some kind of clue.

    I continue to get the error:

    Unable to connect. The server said - Can't connect to gmail-pop.l.google.com,995: Network is unreachable

  15. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You might want to look over this older post:

    http://forums.phplist.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21195

    The poster says the cause was outgoing security restrictions with his server. Perhaps Bluehost's server is blocking the connection after all. Maybe you can ask them?

    doug

  16. coldmoonrising
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Doug,

    Thanks again, you were right as were my suspicions about bluehost. They don't allow SMTP relaying so I'm unable to use gmail. I created an email account within bluehost's account and after a few trials, Postie does work and connects to the email account, now the fun part is figuring out why, when I run postie it says:

    • There does not seem to be any new mail.

    Even though I have 2 brand new emails in the account waiting to be posted.

    So for anyone having issues like I was with not being able to connect, even though settings were correct. Please check with your hosting provider and see if they block access to email accounts outside their "realm." I can confirm that Postie is working now with WordPress 3.4

  17. coldmoonrising
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    UPDATE

    After a bit of searching around, I found out what my problem was and why it was saying there was no new mail.

    I had my password off by 1 character... /sigh

    Also, make sure you configure Authorized Addresses for the email account you'll be sending emails from to the posting account.

    My final thoughts: Great plug-in (now that it's working), very handy, saves time.

  18. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah. Glad you got it working!

    doug

  19. munyin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi guys, in particular coldmoonrising - I'm in exactly the same situation, I am using Bluehost too and it's proving to be a bit of a problem. I've done as you have, setting up the same email in Bluehost as in Gmail and have got it connecting, but only when I use Bluehost's details in the mailserver option. As a result, any emails I send to the email address make their way to Gmail nicely, but not to Bluehost... so I'd like to know if you ran into this problem, and how you worked it out? what settings are you using?

    Thanks!

  20. coldmoonrising
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Munyin,

    When you write you initial post via the email, which email account are you sending it too first, your bluehost email or gmail?

    If you have all of your settings configured for bluehost POP3 (do not use SSL) and you've also added the email address you are posting from to the USER -> Authorized Addresses, you should be able to get your auto-posts going no problem.

    The thing is you will need to email your posts directly your bluehost email account rather then gmail.

    Let me know if you're still having any issues and be descriptive as posssible with any errors you're facing.

  21. munyin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Coldmoonrising - thanks for replying.

    Tough one to answer, as the email addresses are the same. But it arrives to the gmail apps account rather than the bluehost one, I'm guessing this is because I did the Bluehost Google Apps wizard and it changed the MX settings. As a result, the Bluehost inbox is always empty. I tried setting up an email account just in Bluehost, but it didn't work at all, I got failed delivery messages.

    My current settings in Postie:

    Mail Protocol: pop3
    Port: 110
    Postie Time Correction: 8 hours
    Mail Server: boxXXX.bluehost.com
    Mail Userid/password: the same one as Gmail Apps

    That's as much as I have I'm afraid. I tried fetching the email from Bluehost's webmail using Horde, and it managed to work that way, but there's no way of auto fetching without logging in it seems. If you have any advice/suggestions, I'd be very grateful.

    Thanks.

  22. coldmoonrising
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Munyin,

    That's very interesting that both email addresses are the same. Not sure how that is possible since your bluehost email should be (for example) emails@yourdomain.com and google could be emails@gmail.com. I don't mean to be digging but why would you be pointing your MX records to google?

    If this persists, the only thing I can suggest would be to point your MX records back to bluehost, create a new email via your cPanel and setup your Mail Server in Postie to mail.yourdomain.com.

  23. munyin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, it's because I'm using Gmail to access and manage the domain accounts, hence I'm able to set up email addresses that are exactly the same.

    Yeah, I came to the same conclusion... but if I do that, then I won't be able to use Gmail to manage the email accounts! I'm just going to have to find a different way.

  24. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just a thought... Postie does not require that the POP account you check be in any particular domain. If you are having MX record issues because the email account you are trying to use is conflated with Gmail, can't you just create another email account in another domain you host at Bluehost and use that?

    Maybe I'm assuming that like me everybody has extra domains lying around?

    doug

  25. csutoras
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My only main issue is that it doesn't check on its own, so have to figure out how to set a cron job to do it :(...

    Anyone have a easy explanation on how to do that?

  26. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Postie doesn't require you setting up a cron job. There is a Postie setting for checking every so-many minutes. I have it set to check every 10 minutes and it does it by itself without me having to set up a cron job.

    doug

  27. mbolsinga
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Doug,

    I've just started to try using Postie, and came across this group of posts. I have a bluehost account. After some trial and error, I was able to get Postie to connect to my host, with the help of bluehost's support. Testing the configuration works fine.

    However, when running Postie manually (for testing purposes), I get the message that there is now new mail. Others in this forum say they're having the same problem, but you're not.

    What version of WordPress are you using? Based on some things I've seen about Postie support, I wonder if it's working in older versions of WordPress, but not the current one (versions 3.4).

    Thanks,
    Marcia

  28. mbolsinga
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Doug, sorry, a typo changed the intent of my email. Postie says there is "no new email", not "now new email".

    Thanks,
    Marcia

  29. douglerner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi. I am using version 3.4.1, the latest version.

    Can you check your mail account independently (with a mail client) and see if there really is mail there or not?

    doug

  30. mbolsinga
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I have checked the email with a mail client, and see there the three emails I sent as tests. So Postie is connecting, email exists, but Postie sends back a message saying there is no new email.

    I'm thinking that the "no new mail" message is misleading me, and that something else is going on.

    One thing I noticed, the postie/get_mail.php puts outs the message "no new mail" when it finds no "unread" mail. So I need to find out what constitutes "unread" mail on my mail server. I'm using the Pop3 setting. This may be a clue, so I'll pursue it.

    Marcia

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