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Setting Up Mail-to-Blogger For Your Blog

Setting up the ability to post to your blog, using email, is quite simple.

In Blogger - you just have one essential setting - the password. You setup the password as the "secretWords", in the dashboard page at Settings - Email.

You can use any "secretWords" that you like - though if you have any concern about keeping spam out of the blog, you really should make the "secretWords" hard to guess.

Besides the "secretWords", you have just one decision to make, when you change the "Posting using email" option, from "Disabled".

  • Publish email immediately
  • Save emails as draft post

You may want to use the option "Save emails as draft post" if you want to moderate contributions made by other authors - or maybe to add details, like labels, to a post before publishing.

There's not a lot of options, here.



Then, setup your email client.

Setup and use your email client.

Having setup the blog, your next task is to setup your email client, to send the posts. Your email client will determine how pretty the post looks.

  1. Write email.
  2. Send to your MTB email address.
  3. You can stop using MMS / SMS.
  4. You're done.

Write email.

The Subject of the email becomes the post title, and the body of the email becomes the post content. There are no other options, in Mail-to-Blogger.

Send to your MTB email address.

The address, where you send the email is the blog address (that you can't change), followed by the "secretWords" (that you should change, periodically).

BlogAddress.secretWords@blogger.com

You can stop using MMS / SMS.

Stop using "go.blogger.com" - MMS / SMS has been deprecated.

You're done.

For all its simplicity, Mail-to-Blogger offers interesting possibilities. Neither the ability to publish anonymous posts, or to publish moderated posts, are provided in Blogger - except by using Mail-to-Blogger.

Just again, if you want to keep the blog spam free, make the "secretWords" hard to guess - and plan to change it, periodically. And be aware that, as easy as it is to use Mail-to-Blogger, it is subject to posting volume restrictions, similar to Post Editor.

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