Blog Posts by eMail with WordPress

It’s not that hard to get to the Internet to sign in to your WordPress blog in order to make a post. If your browser is set to remember your password, all you have to do is go to the wp-admin page for your site, click on ‘Write a New Post’ and you’re off and running.

At times you may find yourself wishing to be able to write an email and have it appear in your blog. Well, with WordPress 2.5 you can blog by email!

To specify your email address for blogging by email, click on the Settings Tab and then on the Writing sub-menu.

Blog by email feature is reached via the Writing Settings page.

About half-way down the page you’ll see the heading “Post via e-mail.” A word of caution here is important to mind so that your blog isn’t hit by spammers posting via a compromised email address. From WordPress:

To post to WordPress by e-mail you must set up a secret e-mail account with POP3 access. Any mail received at this address will be posted, so it’s a good idea to keep this address very secret.

Obviously, the key here is to keep your blogging email address a secret. Enter your POP3 mail server, a non-easily-guessed login name and password, and your chosen default mail category on the Writing Settings page. Click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to keep the new settings.

Enter a secret POP3 email address username and password to blog by email.

Now, you can send an email or text message to yourself at your secret email address and the content of your message will appear as a blog post.

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