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  • Hi. As you know the Post via email functionality is disabled on Multisite. However, the guys on this topic give a workaround which indeed begins the settings back to each individual sub blog:

    The thing is, after I made all configs necessary, I sent the dedicated email address a test message. It wasnt posted. I added the iframe code to my footer that should retrieve and post the posts sent to the email:

    <iframe src="http://yourblogdomain/wordpressinstalldir/wp-mail.php" name="mailiframe" width="0" height="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title=""></iframe>

    That did not help either (of course I changed the path to the url of my sub blog).

    Then I manually called the wp-mail.php, and I was presented with a message that said I have to slow down requesting the posts via email.

    But even that did not bring the post to the blog.
    I did not use one of the user aliases (email usernames) WP gave me, and used a custom one

    What am I missing?

    Alternatively, how can I make my users post to their blogs without having to visit their dashboards or use a software like WLW ? Is there no alternative?
    Is it possible that I as the network admin use the post via email feature to each individual subblog?

    I simply want an easy way of posting.. either by them or by me on their behalf, without having to log into the dashboard everytime.


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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


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    You cannot use post via email on Multisite. Doesn’t work.

    You CAN use WLW (windows live writer?) if you turn on remote publishing per blog.

    Thanx Ipstenu. So whath the guys say in that topic is totally not true?

    And there is no way to post other than the dashboard and WLW ?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


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    Well no. I forgot they put it back in. Kind of.

    What Westi said is right, you can enable it, but it doesn’t work the same way, and may require more set up (like making the email addresses on your server). In some cases, it requires access than the admins of the subsites just don’t have.

    But posting by email’s always been a bit dodgy. WLW, the dashboard, work better.

    Thank you Ipstenu, well, then how can I enable it, in light of the steps that I said I have already taken , above?
    Noting that the email address i created IS on my server.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


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    Make a file called email.php and put it in the folder mu-plugins (same level as plugins) with the content:

    add_filter( 'enable_post_by_email_configuration', '__return_true', 100 );

    That’ll turn it on.

    There’s actually an easier way to enable post via email on Multisite without creating a mu-plugin.

    Just add the following constant to your wp-config.php file.

    define( 'POST_BY_EMAIL', true );


    sound great. I tried it out, but there is no result. Is there anything else I need to think of?

    Thanks a lot

    @mika Epstein,

    I tried out what David Cowgill recomanded but it did not work right away, so I loaded up the email.php as you suggested. There was no mu-plugin folder, so I created on. But your way does not work for me, either. I have no idea what I could do next.

    Thanks for any hint,

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


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    Use a phone app? Honestly this is a rarely used feature.

    A phone app? I don’t know how this could help me.
    What I want to achieve is the following: I have a large group of alumni and they are mailing in the replay-to-all way back and forth instead of logging in to the alumni-site. I want to fake a mailing-list by setting up the mail-to-blog option and than subscribe them to the blog. This way they can log in and see everything they said, but they donΒ΄t have to as they could just es well continue with emails. Each group of alumni has got its own sub-site, so I need this to work on a mulitsite install.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Okay you should make your own topic for this, as you have a very specific (weird IMO) setup πŸ™‚

    David C


    @ Boris, If neither methods worked, there’s something else preventing it from being activated.

    Make sure to disable all plugins and logged in as an admin.



    I added the mu-plugin script and now at least the email configuration screen is back.

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