I've set my Writing settings and these are correct.
Checking receipt of email manually using http://mydomain/wp-mail.php shows that message is received and gives following message:
Author is firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Title: Title of Message
Mission complete: Message 1 deleted.
I used the <iframe> code suggested in the Codex for 'post by email' as follows:
<iframe src="http://mydomain/wp-mail.php" name="mailiframe" width="0" height="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title=""></iframe>
placing it in the footer.php file (tried it both before and after </body></html> tags. The message doesn't post to the blog, even on refresh.
I tried also looking at the postie plugin but it was too complicated for me to figure out. I managed to upload it and activate it but the instructions are for an older version of WP and talk about configuting using Options in the Plugins panel and these aren't available in this version of WP.
Has anyone been able to successfully get the 'post by email' function to work in WordPress 2.7. Can someone provide a sensible step-by-step instruction on how to force 2.7 to 'get' the posted mail?