How to Use the WordPress Post by Email Plugin

You can set up Post by Email to send your posts via email. You can choose the email category and choose whether to include your signature. Alternatively, you can manually post to your blog from your desktop. The default setting is to use HTML. If your email client supports it, you can use it to create beautiful posts. Generally, you can use any email client to send your posts, but you should ensure it supports HTML before sending it.


  • To use Post by Email, you must install and activate a plugin.
  • Post by Email works with formatted and plain text emails and supports single images and galleries.
  • The built-in post-by-email functionality of WordPress lacks important features and is expected to be removed from the next version, so it's recommended to use a plugin instead.

To use Post by Email, you must install the plugin first. Once installed, go to the Plugins page and search for the feature. In the plugins list, look for “Post by Email.” Once you have installed it, activate it. Some plugins are designed to make the process easier, but some will not work as well. Some will only allow you to send posts to a single recipient.

Post by Email can work with either formatted or plain text emails. It strips out unnecessary HTML tags before sending, but you must use a text editor or an email client that supports rich text formatting. It also works with single images and galleries. You'll need to create a gallery instead of a single image if you use multiple images. You should also install a PHPMailer extension before using this feature. It is impossible to send a post by email to multiple accounts simultaneously.

The built-in post-by-email functionality of WordPress is not fully functional. It lacks important features. It is expected to be removed from the next version of WordPress. As a result, it's recommended to use a WordPress plugin to achieve the desired functionality. If you want to send posts to your WordPress blog through email, you must install a plugin. This plugin allows you to post your content through email. It is also free.

To use Post by email, you must create an email account with the same name as your WordPress site. You must use a valid email address to avoid receiving spam messages. Once registered, you should log in to your account and click the ‘Regenerate address' button. Ensure you have an email address that allows you to receive your emails through this method. Once you've registered, you should have a unique email address.

The Post by email Jetpack module works in the same way as the default WordPress feature. You must first set up a secret email account to use this plugin. It should be one that only you know. The e-mail address must be at least two characters long and contain the username. It should be a unique email address. If you need to post your blog in your domain, you can choose a special e-mail domain for your site.

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