Friday, January 23, 2009

Labels and Mail-to-Blogger - A Major Limitation

Periodically, we see an innocent request
How do I use tags (aka labels) if I post by email (aka Mail-to-Blogger)?
and the unfortunate response is
You can't add labels to a post through Mail-to-Blogger.


Mail-to-Blogger lets you post text, with titles. That's it. No adding or editing labels, no changing the post date, no selecting backlinks or comments for the post being created.

With Mail-to-Blogger, you write a post, give it a title, and send it to Blogger. Anything more requires either the "Edit Posts" menu, or "Post Options" in Post Editor.

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13 comments:

solcarina said...

Thank You for sharing...)

SAHMinIL said...

Thank-you for this post. This is the exact answer I have been looking for! I wonder if blogger will ever change this and if so how it could be change. I just "discovered" this option the last few days and have been monkeying with it.

Howie Rhee said...

Thanks for the answer. Bummer. This would be a nice feature update. It's a little bit tedious to send in the email with the blog post and then need to additionally go to the site and categorize by tag/label.

Chuck said...

Howie,

A MTB Label enhancement was asked for, and voted on, by a number of bloggers in the AppsSpot forum a couple months ago. Sorry if you missed it.

RGT said...

I have the same problem and I'm waiting for the update too!!!! I hope that it will appear soon!!

Art Lister said...

I come back every once in a while to see if there's any good news on this. Not yet ;(

Przemas said...

Yea - that's really cool option to send via mail posts but without setting labels - it isn't such usefull as it could be.

Francesco said...

Hi,
Personally, I was expecting for some command similar to '#end' to fix the end of a post. Something like '#labels=..., ..., ..., ...' would be great, wouldn't it?

Thanks for sharing this useful information, even if the answer - at the moment - is sad :(

Greetings to everybody from Italy :o)

Amit Kak said...

Kindly help us to get this functionality working. This is a major limitation.

Chuck said...

Amit,

As this is a major limitation to you, you need to make this opinion known in the Blogger AppsSpot Features Discussion forum.

Hanggar PS said...

That's good answer. Thx for your information. i appriciate it so much.

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