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Help! How do I post to my blog by email?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by gracebiz, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. gracebiz

    gracebiz Newbie

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    How do I set up my blog to post by email?

    My blog is hosted on hostgator and I have already set up a new email address in my cpanel like secretword@mydomain.com

    In wp-admin at my blog in Settings-Writing I have set up the mail server, login name and password.

    After looking at instructions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_by_Email
    I have put this code in my footer (after editing it to refer to my blog domain)
    <iframe src="http://yourblogdomain/wordpressinstalldir/wp-mail.php" name="mailiframe" width="0" height="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title=""></iframe>

    which still didn't work. After searching for a solution I read a post that said the 'secretword' I am using in my email address has to be registered as a user on the blog or it won't work - so I have done that - still doesn't work!

    I have tried using Postie plugin and have also tried Posterous which will post to my blog but only what I send from my own email address, so no good for autoblogging.

    I am going nuts trying to figure this out and it is giving me a headache!

    I really need a blonde proof step-by-step guide how to do this. I have spent hours searching on this forum and others without success.

    Please, Please, Please can anyone help?