[wp-hackers] Reply By Email in Self Hosted Blogs

Lynne Pope lynne.pope at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 16:39:23 UTC 2009

2009/7/16 Joseph Scott <joseph at josephscott.org>

> On Jul 14, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Lynne Pope wrote:
>> Using wordpress.com as a hub would have more mass appeal, but could
>> perhaps
>> raise issues for sites behind firewalls that are prevented from calling
>> out.
>> If wordpress.com was used, would this impact on the ability of site
>> owners
>> to trace emails back to source? Laws in some countries make the need to
>> log
>> and trace very important.
> That's a good question.  What I'd imagine is that the emails would go back
> to WordPress.com and then WordPress.com would communicate with your
> WordPress.org powered blog and add the new post or comment.  In that regard
> it would follow the same pattern as adding a new comment or post via email
> to a WordPress.com blog.
> I don't know how that impact the various laws for email logging in other
> countries.

If full email headers were sent with the data this shouldn't impact at all.
I just don't know how the header details could get stored on the receiving
site or even if its feasible for wordpress.com to forward that data. If the
emailed content is coming through a site's own mail servers, tracing is easy

Anyway, its just a consideration I thought I should mention as it may have a
bearing on which approach gets used.


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