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Posting by Email not working

  • justex07
    Member

    @justex07

    I setup a POP email account with a unique username and password, copy and pasted the info into the appropriate places on WordPress and sent emails to the address… but I get no posts onto my blog.
    Am I missing something?

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  • clay
    Member

    @clay

    Do you have a cron job set up on your server to check the account?

    Beel
    Member

    @beel

    Your web address in your preferences is incorrect. You had not run wp-mail.php which is to that which clay is referring. I ran it (heh, heh sorry) and your test e-mails should be posted now. They may not show up right away ‘cuz sometimes the e-mail server time is different than “blogtime”. Again, sorry about my futzing on your site, you’ll have to send another e-mail to test it yourself.

    justex07
    Member

    @justex07

    how did you “futz” with my site? I am not bothered by it, just curious. so it works now??? haha

    justex07
    Member

    @justex07

    well i tried emailing and it did not work… grrr

    justex07
    Member

    @justex07

    what is a cron job?

    justex07
    Member

    @justex07

    so since I am a’scared of crons… let’s play with this invisible fun ness! and yes, i un-borked it and now it works, except it does not automatically check my email (this sooo should be done automatically haha)

    Beel
    Member

    @beel

    That means it runs every time someone hits the page – a waste.
    http://wiki.wordpress.org/How%20To%20Blog%20By%20Email

    clay
    Member

    @clay

    I have never quite understood the point of posting by email- If I have access to email I can just post through the admin?
    Seems pretty pointless and like a lot of wasted effort to me

    Anonymous

    Seems easier to send an email than logging in and writing in a web page. Especially if you’re someplace (cellphone) without a suitable browser.
    Geeky? Hell yes. Still a cool feature though. Horses for courses.

    clay
    Member

    @clay

    Obviously it has it’s utility to someone or else it wouldn’t be there
    But it seems to throw a lot of newcomers for a loop when they don’t even really need it

    justex07
    Member

    @justex07

    well i am not exactly a newcomer except to cron jobs and wordpress 🙂 i made my first website when I was in fifth grade, nearly a decade ago! wow, i feel old now.
    sucks though because for a year and a half i did nothing on the net really, i moved into physics and audio… now i am working back.

    clay
    Member

    @clay

    justex: Yeah I meant newcomers to WordPress-
    I started using it right after 1.1 came out and there were a lot of posts on here about ‘posting by email’ and I did the same exact thing you did. Followed the instructions- sent the email- and then wondered why nothing had happened

    Anonymous

    Clay I’ll give you a reason why I would need blog by email. When I’m at work, I don’t want my website or my admin url to be showing up on the IT stats. I’m at a new place now where “surfing” is frown upon. My last place I used to blog all day. Since I can’t get this feature to work my site has been bone dry. By evening my life goes in another direction not blog related.

    I also plan on using my new Apple Newton to email posts remotely 🙂

    So what is the cron job command to have it check?
    My webserver has a page for this, so I’m having it check, but it’s asking me the command….??

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