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  • My blog by email posts are blank. WP is able to access the email account I have set up for blog by email purposes, along with the messages I send. The subject line becomes the title of the post; however the text within my email is redacted.

    It appears that this happens during the sequence in which WP gets the contents of my email to post. Here is a copy of the confirmation email I receive from WP.


    Author = *********
    Content-type: multipart/alternative, boundary: 0-79868778-1200130438=:79225
    Raw content:

    Author: 3
    Posted title: test
    Posted content:

    Mission complete, message 1 deleted.


    As you can see, it says that there is no content to post.

    Here are all the things I think might help in diagnosing this problem:
    – I send email from my Yahoo! account (HTML) email account.
    – I tested the bug and it only happens with HTML formatted email from Outlook, Yahoo!, or GMail accounts. Email sent as text only don’t appear to have a problem.
    – I use WP 2.3.2. I had a similar problem with 2.1 and 2.2 and fixed it according to the fix on Bug 4337 – It reappeared when I installed 2.3.1. The same fix does not correct my problems now.

    Any ideas on how I can fix this? Are there any debugging logs I should turn on to further help diagnose the source of my problem?

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  • I am having the exact problem. What’s the word on this issue?

    Sorry, I haven’t heard back from anyone either. We’ll just need to hope someone reads that this issue exists. I don’t think it is fixed in 2.3.3 either.

    I take it there hasn’t been a fix for this yet. I have done a few searchings and can’t seem to find anything. Whats funny is that it was working fine in 2.3.2 for me but once upgraded to 2.3.3 html emails are not posting the message body. If we do it to plain text it works fine but the mobile phone version we are using to send emails do not have an option for plain text emails. So a fix for this would be great.

    My emails are posting however they are showing up with a random style definition code for the “P” tag. Then the content has about 1 and half words then an “=” sign. The rest of the words are then placed on the second line.

    Anyone else have this issue?

    I am seeing similar:

    Subject of email shows as article title, but only fragmants of the body.

    Additionally, I have tried emailing photographs and they are broken into code that does not (thankfully) show.

    I have tried posting from GMail, Yahoo and my domain email via iPhone and from desktop Mail.

    WP 2.3.3

    WP 2.5 Sneaky Peek appears to have addressed this problem (iPhone and Desktop tested) and it is working – BUT – you have to visit your installation to set the post Status from Pending Review to Published, which kinda defeats the object of mobile blogging.

    Also, it would be good to have say ImageMagick incorporated to cater for any images sent. They are now getting through, but as code.

    Still doesn’t work for me in 2.5.

    WP 2.5 here… Don’t work for me 🙁

    I’ve “upgraded” to the official release rather than Sneaky Peek (if there is a difference) and it works OK – but still the problem of the post being held as “Pending Review”.

    There may be a setting somewhere, where I can change this? But, defeats the idea really.

    It makes it past the pending review for me. Only the title is published. the message is blank.

    This is confirmed still to be a problem in 2.5! What happened?

    I found that if I switch to the “plain text editor” in gmail, my title and body text appears. But in “rich” editing mode, only the title appears.

    I’m using 2.5 and my posts are stuck “Pending Review” as well.

    Also, from what I have gathered, no one has been able to successfully use a Gmail account – or Google hosted services account to post via email.

    Seriously? This is still a problem? How come with Blogger it is a non-issue, but with WordPress it seems like a bunch of work arounds and hacks that still don’t result in the problem being fixed.

    I’m not a programmer, I’m an end-user, otherwise I’d try to solve the problem myself. At the very least, I can offer my observations.

    My $.02.

    I’m getting really upset with this problem (and with the lack of info avialable…) looks like nobody cares 🙁

    I posted 3 topics about wp-mail.php problems in the last 3 days…

    c’mon we are on the mobile blogging age, we need to be able to post by mail/phone.

    *my problem is that I get the attachment as text… long long long amounts of letters and numbers together… so ugly and useless 🙁

    Having the exact same problem here, not being able to post correctly via email. I’m using WP 2.5, a POP3 email account and hosting my blog on my own server. The emails do make it to the admin panel but it only shows the posts title. The rest of the post, the text or images, are simply not there, blank. Before this, I was also getting numbers and letters.

    I kinda solve it using the PostMaster plugin, but you are limited to one image per mail and, so far, I have not found a way to make it automatically resize the images. So images that are wider than what they should get squeezed.

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