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Post by Email Not Working

  1. pipelighterexpert
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    I'm trying to post to my blog by email and I AM using the secret email address. But it is not posting. What do I need to do?

    Thank you,
    Blog url: http://pipelighters.wordpress.com/

  2. The email was caught as spam, so in this case I recommend trying a different email address.

    Also, please make sure that you are complying with our terms of service: http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  3. Hi,

    I'm having a similar issue. I've create a PHP script that will update a particular blog. While testing the script on my local server, I had no problems. But when I uploaded the script to a live server, wordpress seemed to not receive the emails. I'm assuming the messages I'm sending from the live server are being caught as spam, so how can I make sure the server accepts the email? I tried setting a from address in the headers but that didn't seem to work

  4. the blog i am referencing is http://natelindamanvideography.wordpress.com

  5. We cannot accept emails sent via scripts running on servers, as that is a very common spam tactic. These are simply blocked outright with no way around it.

    We can only accept emails sent from actual email or webmail clients.

  6. I understand that, but how does your server know its from a script if i use an auto forwarder?

  7. We have a variety of tools in place to identify a variety of script types.

    We do not discuss the specifics as we do not want spammers to find a way around them.

  8. Posting by the dashboard is the most efficient and problem free way.

  9. Ok, I get that, but here's my scenario:

    A client asked me to help him post to all of his social media sites from one place. I've been using posterous, so I immediately suggested that. However, since posterous was acquired by twitter earlier this year, a lot of functionality is missing for new users. Basically, it no longer sends videos to Vimeo (even though my grandfathered account does). So I looked into both WordPress.org self hosted sites and WordPress.com. My client prefers WordPress.com, so I found the post by email feature. I've built a web page that is password protected (yeah I know I need to add SSL too...) and from that page he can upload to both YouTube and Vimeo. I added a form in order to use the post by email feature so he can update WordPress, Facebook and twitter from one place.

    I get that my way won't work, but does anyone have any suggestions for me? I thought there was a way to link a self hosted WordPress site to a WordPress.com, but maybe I got that backwards.

  10. I'm sorry, I don't really have any suggestions.

    If you switched over to WordPress.com as the primary source, we can auto-post to a variety of sites, but that's about it:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

    Also, maybe you could work something up to use xml-rpc instead: http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

  11. The main site is on WordPress.com, but can it post (upload videos) to Vimeo and YouTube?

    Thanks for your help, by the way.

  12. No, there is no way for us to directly pass videos on to Vimeo and YouTube.

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