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04.04.02

Post-via-email is almost done.
The current implementation works like this:
  • Setup :
    Specify a POP3 email address for the script to check, and a prefix for the subject of the emails (so that the script doesn't check every email in the mailbox). Default prefix is "blog:"
    Set up a cronjob to run the script every 5 minutes or so.
  • Usage :
    Send an email to the above specified address.
    The subject must be the prefix plus the title of the post, e.g. "blog:the title of my post".
    In the message body, type "login:password" on the first line then go to the next line and start typing your post. For example if your login is "me" and your password is "123", and you want to say "I just ate an apple, woohoo!", type this:
    me:123
    I just ate an apple, woohoo!


There will soon be an open beta test of this feature, for the 0.6 testdrive blog (hint: go and register there for testing). I'll announce it when it's ready.
michel v @ 18:15:09 135
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Daynah - url
Oh? What kind of apple? : ) 
04.04.02 @ 19:20:39 181

 

hersch - email - url
how does this work? what is it?!
05.04.02 @ 05:23:16 599

 

gojensen - url
Hm, it would be great if one could add the option to specify category aswell.
06.04.02 @ 20:12:07 216

 

michel v - email - url
Title and category work just like they do when using the blogger API.
07.04.02 @ 00:53:43 412

 

sven - email - url
I'm not big on sending my password over the Internet in clear text e-mail. Is there a way to create a second account that can only make posts to your primary account? If so, then that'd be cool. That way if your password is compromised, then they can only make posts and delete things.
30.04.02 @ 09:02:46 710

 

michel v - email - url
You could create a second or third account, with only level 1 (post and edit/delete own posts), make its profile identical to your main account's profile, and then use it for email.
02.05.02 @ 12:50:21 868

 

knocker - email - url
is this ready for release yet michel, itching to try it out : ) 
05.05.02 @ 12:48:22 866

 

laine
Oh please release this one soon ^^;
18.05.02 @ 09:09:34 714

 

iHeretic - email - url
I see this as being -very- handy to work in conjunction with a tool like Dead Man's Switch (http://www.arsware.org), for those morbidly minded out there, who couldn't stand to have readers not know you've died...
01.06.02 @ 04:52:39 536

 

odDonnellE - email - url
ooohh.. then i could send updates from my cell phone while out doing.. whatever...

*lets everyone know he just got in line at wal-mart*
04.06.02 @ 06:42:50 613

 

Mean Dean - email - url
Hey, I just got comment spam from the same guy (Marco).

He's targeting us via Google (I used his query to find you).

There is a simple solution to block this putz you can apply to your .htaccess file over at Eliot Landrum's blog:

http://eliot.landrum.cx/archives/2003/05/27/more_complete_blockage.php
06.10.03 @ 09:40:28 736

 

hobie cat sailing - email
cool test blog
30.11.03 @ 05:35:42 608

 

Ike Chambers - email - url
Can me somebody help with any free blog software or hosting? How to beginn blogging? Thx
22.01.04 @ 13:21:53 931

 

eric - url
Michel, does the 0.6 testdrive works now?
26.06.04 @ 23:19:04 304

 

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