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Post By Email

Create new posts on your WordPress blog by sending email to a specific email address.

What timestamp will be used for posts?

Posts will be backdated to use the date and time they were received by the mailserver, NOT the time they were imported by the plugin.

Will messages show up on my blog as soon as I send them?

No, emails are not "forwarded" to your blog. Just like any third-party mail client, Post By Email has to check for new messages, and will only do this once per hour (or when you click the "Check Now" button in the settings). In addition, because of how WordPress' task scheduling (wp_cron) works, this check will only be triggered when a page on your blog has been loaded. There is also sometimes a delay between when messages are sent and when they show up in the mailbox, especially with POP3 access.

I found a bug!

Oh no! I would like to know as much as possible about it so that I can fix it. For the information to include with a bug report, please see the Reporting Bugs section in Other Notes.

What does the error "Bad tagged response" mean?

This probably means you're trying to connect to a POP3 server over the IMAP port, or vice versa. Double-check your server URL, protocol and port number and try again.

Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.18
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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