10 May 2010

How you can post to your Blogger Blog via email?

Let’s face it: posting via email to your Blogger blog might not be the most convenient way of updating your blog. However, you can think about different situations, when this feature would be useful. For example you cannot access your Blogger account for some reason, or your favorite third party posting application has crashed, or you are on the go, and your phone does not have the data package or necessary feature to make mobile posts. Anyway, be aware that there is a simple method of doing it by sending email message.

The task can be divided in two parts:

  1. Registering you email account for posting on you blog.

By default this email posting feature is turned off on all new blogs but if you want to enable this you need to follow the instructions given below.

·         Login to blogger.com and choose the blog (if you have multiple blogs in your account) for which you want to enable email posting.

·         Click on small envelope icon beside blog's title. See image given below:

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·         On a pop-up set a secret word of your choice. See image given below:

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·         Now Click on the Save Button, After setting up a secret word would make an email address like this:


Keep the email address secret as this would be a public email address and anyone from anywhere is able to send an email automatically publishing it to your blog.  Keep it in safe place on your records or just remember it.

Be sure to specify whether or not you prefer your email posts to publish automatically. If this option is not checked, then your posts will be saved on your account but will not appear on your blog until you log in to Blogger.com and publish them yourself.

Alternatively, in Settings | Email you can create a Mail-to-Blogger address which you will use to send posts via email to your blog:

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     2.      Publishing to your blog via email message.

  •      Create a new email from any email address.
  •      Add your secret email address of your blog in recipient's address box.
  •      Put in meaningful Subject because that would be the title of the post.
  •      Write the text in the email body and that would be the text of the post. You can also attach images in your posts by attaching the images in email as attachments.
  •      Sometimes email programs append text to the bottom of each sent message; to make sure this garbage doesn't get posted to your blog, put #end at the end of your post.

There are two formats that emails generally use: plain text and HTML. Many email clients will have an option to switch between the two modes. Here's what happens when you use either of these formats in Mail-to-Blogger:

Plain Text: Everything is published on your blog exactly as you type it. That is, entering <strong> in your post will not make text bold. The <> brackets will be escaped and your published blog will actually display <strong> as text.

HTML: All HTML is interpreted as HTML. If you use your email client's formatting functions to make text bold, you may not see the <strong> tag, but it will be included in your post and the text will appear bold on your blog. If you want to enter code manually, you may need to use an "edit source code" mode or something similar in your email client.

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1 comment:

  1. how to put label? If i post by email..i am confused



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