Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Help Diagnose Your Mail-to-Blogger Problems

Mail-to-Blogger, like every Blogger / Google product, malfunctions periodically. Rare is the month when we see no posts
It has been several days now that I have been unable to publish to my blog, using my Mail-to-Blogger address. Is Mail-to-Blogger down again?


In the absence of a flood of complaints from other bloggers, maybe the problem doesn't strictly originate from a Blogger / Google problem. Maybe you can help to identify the problem.

I setup a blog which I publish using Mail-to-Blogger, and when a problem is reported, I can see if the problem is universal or not. Maybe you can help too, by trying some basic troubleshooting techniques. Your ability to use Mail-to-Blogger may benefit.
  • If you're sending email from a cell phone or PDA, try emailing using a desktop computer.
  • If you're sending email using a desktop computer, try using a different computer.
  • Try emailing from another email account, or better, an account on another service.
  • If you're sending photos in the email, try sending a basic, short message with no photos.
These are very simple things to try, and are mostly quite affordable. Try them, while you wait for advice in the online forums.

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2 comments:

Pastor Loren Seibold said...

My difficulty with mail-to-blogger is that I'd like to use it to mail pictures. I use iPhoto and Mail, on my Mac to mail jpgs. It seems to mail them, but they show up as empty boxes with question marks. Occasionally one will go through! But I'm not sure why one time and not another!

I wonder if anyone else has had problems mailing photos to the blog?

marychoyt said...

I'm having the same problem right now. Have you found any solutions?