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[closed] Postie fetches emails, parses title, content is blank? (28 posts)

  1. eedlebop
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have already tried toggling html/plain text as preferred.

    My one and only use case is forwarding emails I'd like to become posts, including links to whatever file(s) are attached to each email. Sometimes plaintext, sometimes html; however it comes to me in the first place.

    Running on Dreamhost shared hosting.

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

  2. eedlebop
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, got text to show up by disallowing HTML in title and in body of email, but attachments are still not showing up.

    Checking CHMOD on the uploads directory...Permissions on the upload directory are 777. Attachment type is typically .docx or .pdf.

    What should I do to allow automatic upload and linking of attached files for each email?

    Thanks-- Postie otherwise seems to be running great.

  3. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please send a sample email to postie-test@devzing.com and I will see if there is something in the email that is causing Postie to fail in some way.

    Please do not forward the email as that can significantly change the internal structure of the email.

  4. TIgerV
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm having the same issue. All I get is "TMPPOST" from all of my posts that come in with an email attachment.
    Text only posts show up.

  5. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @TIgerV
    Please send a sample email to postie-test@devzing.com and I will see if there is something in the email that is causing Postie to fail in some way.

    Please do not forward the email as that can significantly change the internal structure of the email.

  6. TIgerV
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately, they come from another source. I'll have to forward.

  7. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @TIgerV
    Processing your email went fine.
    Please try turning on debug logging as described http://postieplugin.com/enabling-debug-output/

  8. 4x4Geocachers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I haven't posted to my blog since 4 February (which worked fine). Today I'm trying to post but all that ppears (in my dashboard)is a draft message with the title tmptitle, the contents of which is the one word tmpPost.

    I have emailed the message to postie-test@devzing.com, titled Mildura.

  9. TIgerV
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://www.bmtgrad.info/HOMETOWNNEWS/wp-content/debug.log

    That file has a few good posts, 5 failed and 5 blank posts.

  10. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. I see 2 things going on here.

    The email don't seem to have the standard headers in them which is causing problems trying to figure out who should be the post author.

    Additionally the database is timing out when the post is being written.

  11. TIgerV
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Seems to have started occurring recently. Any plans to fix it again?

  12. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I never did anything to fix this. If you can tell me how to get these same emails sent to my test address I might be able to help.

  13. 4x4Geocachers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you find time to look at this:

    I haven't posted to my blog since 4 February (which worked fine). Today (17 Feb) I'm trying to post but all that appears (in my dashboard) is a draft message with the title tmptitle, the contents of which is the one word tmpPost.

    I have emailed the message to postie-test@devzing.com, titled Mildura.

  14. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    As of this point I don't have anything to fix.

    Your email processes fine on my test system.

    I noted a couple of things in your log that had to do with your WP install and the emails coming in. If you can continue to send emails that don't work to the test address I can look at them. But until I can see something that doesn't work I don't have anything to fix.

  15. 4x4Geocachers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Once again I tried to post via email. All that happens is that a draft post appears with the title tmptitle, the contents of which is the one word tmpPost.
    A copy of the post "Launceston" has been sent to postie-test@devzing.com

  16. j
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I got simmilar issues, I fwd from rss streams. just sent you one to the testsystem, too.

  17. TIgerV
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just downgraded to 1.4.32 and posts are working again.

    Something between 1.4.32 and 1.4.35 changed drastically that is causing this.

  18. 4x4Geocachers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where can I download (or otherwise get hold of) previous versions.

  19. You can download previous versions of plugins via that plugin's developer tab.

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

    Scroll down and you'll see it.

  20. 4x4Geocachers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks

  21. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was able to process both sample emails (from @4x4Geocachers and @yjeanrenaud) and Postie did everything it was supposed to.

    @TIgerV
    Your issue is that your database is timing out
    PHP Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in ...
    This error was in your log several times. Postie can't fix this as I call the standard WordPress wp_insert_post() function.

  22. 4x4Geocachers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wayne,

    thanks, I think. Your post is informative, but doesn't help me to get the issue sorted. (I don't know a lot about how this stuff works so I really need some guidance.)

    I've done some experimentation and have discovered that I can post via email if the post contains text only. (My email is set to send in HTML format).

    The problem appears when I attempt to send a post that contains pictures, which I haven't attempted to do since last November, (so my problem could be older than I first suspected.)

    When emailing a post containing any picture, and manually running postie - postie appears to process the email successfully, but all that appears in the dashboard is a draft message with the title tmptitle, the contents of which is the one word tmpPost.

    Also, only the first picture in the email gets uploaded/placed in the /wp-content/uploads/2013/03 folder.

    Can you, or anyone, help me debug this problem?

  23. j
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Wayne, thanks. but how come my postie doesn't? it always gets empty posts with these kind of emails.

  24. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If either of you are interested I can help, but would need access to your WP install. Please contact me at postie-help@devzing.com to coordinate.

  25. 4x4Geocachers
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's not Postie that's causing the issue, it is WordPress itself!

    After struggling with this issue, both here, with WordPress and my web host, I finally realised that there were lots of posts on the WordPress forums about HTTP issues and problems when uploading media with the current version of WP.

    My final solution was really simple - I downgraded back to version 3.4.2 (from 3.5.1) and everything works again.

    The instructions I used are here: http://etuts.org/manually-downgrade-wordpress/

    Version 3.4.2 can be downloaded from here: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.4.2.zip

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thanks also should go to Wayne, who spent some time behind the scenes on my blog trying to sort it out.

  26. lightworkerarts
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    May I add my experience with tis issue.

    I am running 3.4.2, with the latest version of Postie, which I updated today. I have been running an older version and successfully receiving text emails with attachments, which posted automatically to Postie, without issue. The last one I had was about 3 weeks ago.
    In the last 6 weeks or so, I have not updated any plugins or anything else technically. Posts worked automatically and successfully.

    However, in the last 3 weeks, the automation stopped (even though the blog was being visited), and worse: any posts with images were posted (pending) with only the title and the images-- the text was totally stripped. However, pure text posts, without images were posted intact.

    But none were automated. I wondered why I had no posts from my collaborator who is posting from mid-Pacific; today when I did a manual check, there were 13 posts, from the last 4 weeks.

    Something has changed... hmmm!

    Moreover... 2 test posts, sent today from London & the Galapagos, to the Postie address did not even arrive... my next step is to check with my host if they can track anything.

    Peter

  27. lightworkerarts
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Another anomaly...
    just resent a test with only text, which arrived with the posting date set at: Jan 1, 1970 @ 0:00

  28. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @lightworkerarts

    If you could turn on debug logging and send the resulting log file to postie-help@devzing.com I will take a look.

    http://postieplugin.com/enabling-debug-output/

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