Support » Plugin: Postie » Posts via email can’t connect to gmail using postie

  • Resolved Greg Robertson


    I’m using the Postie plugin to connect my posts via email. I’ve set up a gmail account and I can’t connect to it. I’ve followed the Postie instructions that are very simple but still I’m getting this:

    Postie Configuration Test
    Postie Version: 1.7.32
    Wordpress Version: 4.6.1
    PHP Version: 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.19
    OS: Linux pod-100038 3.13.0-92-generic #139-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 20:42:26 UTC 2016 x86_64
    Time: 2016-10-05 17:12:34 GMT
    Error log: /var/log/apache2/staging-krankgolf.error.log
    TMP dir: /tmp/
    Postie is in /nas/content/staging/krankgolf/wp-content/plugins/postie/
    Cron: On
    Alternate Cron: Off
    Clock Tests

    This shows what time it would be if you posted right now

    Post time: 2016-10-05 17:12:34

    DB_CHARSET: utf8
    DB_COLLATE: utf8_unicode_ci
    WordPress encoding: UTF-8
    Postie encoding: UTF-8
    Connect to Mail Host


    Warning: imap_open(): Couldn’t open stream {}INBOX in /nas/content/staging/krankgolf/wp-content/plugins/postie/postieIMAP.php on line 89
    imap_open failed: Unable to create selectable TCP socket (1125 >= 1024)
    Unable to connect. The server said:

    Im using IMAP-SSL, (TLS) No and port 993. mail server – with the correct gmail address and password. Ive changed the settings in gmail to Enable IMAP. Can anyone give me a hand here? Thanks in advance

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  • Plugin Author Wayne Allen


    Some hosts don’t allow connections to an outside email server. You might want to ask if outbound connections on port 993 is allowed.



    is there a way to approve posts via text…

    Say i want users to text their user submitted content
    and i want to approve ( publish ) it after reviewing via text sms

    they text post to ( email i give them ) this will be used by all visitors
    I receive a text with content and approve or decline reply
    the post is then published or deleted?




    i need users to be able to post via text ( email )


    I need to approve before posting via text ( email )

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen


    @nathanssimpson please start a new topic.

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