[wp-hackers] Posterous (post-by-e-mail with photo attachments)

Jeremy Visser jeremy.visser at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 11:52:20 GMT 2009

Has anybody else seen Posterous? http://www.posterous.com/

It's a really nice-looking blog-by-e-mail service, much the same as
WordPress' blog-by-e-mail functionality, except several times as cool.

What I like the look of the most is the fact that Posterous accepts
photo, video, and audio attachments, and lets you really easily start up
a photolog with just about zero effort.

I think WordPress could learn a thing or two by that. Just read on the

        Posting by email does not support attachments and any
        attachments sent with the email will appear in their raw form in
        the blog post.
                -- http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_by_Email

I reckon adding photo attachment support for blog-by-e-mail would be an
absolute killer for photologgers using WordPress.

Maybe even some syntax could be parsed for entering attachment metadata
at the end of an e-mail, like:

== IMG_001.JPG ==
This is a picture of my dog. It will be used as the description of the
file "IMG_001.JPG" attached to this e-mail.

== IMG_002.JPG ==
Et cetera! Et cetera!

Jeremy Visser                                 http://jeremy.visser.name/

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