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Multiple email addresses for posts (4 posts)

  1. swimflyfast
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would like to be able to have multiple people be able to post via email.
    In doing so I would like to be able to assign a default category for their posts

    I vision multiple email addresses like activities@site.com>> cat=activities, tips@site.com>> cat =tips, photos@site.com>> cat=photos ....... I would not use those names but you get the idea.

    I have pages on my sites set so each page is assigned a category. When a post is made it goes to the page of that category.

    Does anyone have any ideas or is there a plugin for this?

  2. s_ha_dum
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress cannot really create email addresses (Ok. I can roughly imagine a way to make this work under some limited circumstances but it would take significant privileges on the server and it would be somewhat dangerous to boot) WordPress can send to any address you want, real or not, but to receive the email you would need to have the email address set up on your email server which is completely different from your web server and may even a different physical machine. So part of your request really isn't feasible. I don't know if there is a plugin to do exactly what you want (I don't know exactly what you want, actually), but sending the email isn't hard. If you can get your host to cooperate, or you have the ability to create addresses via cPanel or Plesk, you can set up email addresses manually and problem solved. You could also cheat around the problem by having all bad-addresses@your-domain.com redirected to a catchall address.

  3. swimflyfast
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I could redirect set emails to emailaddressusedtopost@site.com

    I would then need to parse out the original "to:" address and set the cat = appropriate category for post. I'm not a programmer. I guess I need to learn to modify the loop for that.

    Then I'd use my template that allows me to post pages by their category.

    thanks. I wonder how hard it would be to do that parsing and then set the cat

  4. s_ha_dum
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wonder how hard it would be to do that parsing and then set the cat...

    I assume you mean "in the script that sends the email". It shouldn't be hard.

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