Post by Email Not Working

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  • #1023493

    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/

    The blog I need help with is pipelighters.wordpress.com.

    #1023613

    macmanx
    Staff

    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/

    #1023633

    alyda21
    Member

    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

    #1023634

    alyda21
    Member

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

    #1023635

    macmanx
    Staff

    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.

    #1023636

    alyda21
    Member

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

    #1023637

    macmanx
    Staff

    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.

    #1023638

    dunkdad
    Member

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

    #1023639

    alyda21
    Member

    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.

    #1023640

    macmanx
    Staff

    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/

    #1023642

    alyda21
    Member

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

    Thanks for your help, by the way.

    #1023643

    macmanx
    Staff

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

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