How to use the post via email feature in WordPress

Posting to your site via email can be a great way to keep your site updated on the go. The easiest way to do this is to use a plugin.

Using the Jetpack plugin

Once you have installed Jetpack you will first need to activate the Post by Email module on the Jetpack screen.


Then go to Users > Your Profile and generate a special email address by clicking Enable Post by Email.


Sending emails

Once you have your Post by Email address, sending an email is simple:








The email subject is used as your post’s title. The body is the post’s contents.

For a full list of formatting options see this article.


Doing it the old-fashioned way

WordPress does come with a built-in feature that allows you to post to your blog via email, but it has been deprecated which means this feature will be removed completely in a future version. So it is recommended that you use the method above.

To enable this feature go to Settings > Writing and fill in the required fields with the appropriate details.  


Mail ServerThis is normally your domain name or the hostname of your server.

Port: 110 (the service requires POP3 access for the email account)

Login Name: Your email address

Password: The corresponding password for the email account

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