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  • Resolved markhem


    I am developing a community site where readers can send announcements, news, buy and sell, etc, to me by email. I’ve read all the reviews, and Postie sounds perfect for me. I can’t really test it now because I’m developing on a localhost.

    Would it be better for me to edit emails through my own email service, then forward them to my postie address? Or, can I set it up for my users to send to the postie-address so I can receive them in wordpress as drafts? I’d prefer to do it right in wordpress, but maybe there is better control if I edit them in email form first. Any opinions?


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  • Plugin Author Wayne Allen


    Several people have sites like this and I have seen two options.

    1) give the email address out “publically” and have them come in as draft. The downside of this is the potential of spam.

    2) Create a form that emails the contents to the (secret) postie email address.

    Note that if all your potential emailer are members of your site you get the advantage of #1, but emails from non-members are rejected.

    >I can’t really test it now because I’m developing on a localhost.

    Postie works just fine on localhost, I do it all the time.

    Thanks Wayne for developing and maintaining this plug-in. This is a real game changer for me since my users need to send their posts by email. This makes so much sense. I want non-members to send info as well, so I’ll use option 2.

    When I send the draft email from the secret address, does wordpress process the images in the same way it does when I use the media library? I mean, does it size the images according to the code in sizes in the functions.php file? And are images placed in the uploads folder in the same way?

    Will try it on my localhost. Thanks again.

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen


    Yes, Postie uses the media library and all settings when converting email attachments to post media.

    Hi Wayne. In my postie settings the mail protocol only offers POP3;
    IMAP/IMAP-SSL/POP3-SSL unavailable.

    POP3 runs on 110, and POP3-SSL on 995, but 995 is the port gmail runs on.

    I set up a gmail address, which I’ve sent mail to successfully, and I enabled POP in settings.
    1. Status: POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since 8:15 pm.

    Pass; my_password

    When I Run Postie I get an error
    Mail Connection Time Out. Common Reasons: Server Down, Network Issue, Port/Protocol MisMatch
    The Server said: POP3 connect: Error []

    So, if port 995 is the recommended port for gmail, but POP3-SSL is unavailable, am I going to be able to use gmail? Why are IMAP/IMAP-SSL/POP3-SSL unavailable?
    I’d be quite happy to use imap. Is it possible for me?

    Working. Ignore above questions. Being on a localhost only allowed POP3.
    Tried it on another site and gmail works. Retrieved my 2 tests, but also returned this message;

    There are 3 messages to process

    Invalid sender:! Not adding email!

    A copy of the message has been forwarded to the administrator.

    Ignoring email – not authorized.

    Mail fetch complete, 3 emails

    Hadn’t added my Authoruzed Addresses under the User tab. Everything is working smoothly now.

    Sorry to send you so many emails, but maybe someone else will learn from my mistakes, and solutions.

    Thanks again. Great plugin. So many options.

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen


    Glad you got it working!

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