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

Chris Jean gaarai at gaarai.com
Wed Jul 15 19:01:45 UTC 2009

I've had a shelved blog by email plugin project around for many months
now. It works, but it needs some polish on the interface. Basically, you
can send full HTML emails complete with images, and it will do media
uploads of all the images, and handle the HTML appropriately to make a
new post.

I've been watching this topic for a while and it has me thinking. What
if I also added some code that could parse a message as a reply to a

Would anyone be interested?

Chris Jean

Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> On 7/15/2009 10:39 AM, mikeschinkel at newclarity.net wrote:
>> How about building interfaces so that any server could be set up to be
>> the mail receiver and then admins could specify the server that will
>> handle the comments? That would let anyone set up a service to do this
>> and not just wordpress.com.
> This is vaguely to similar to what's in core WP already, it has the
> ability to check an email account and post that to a blog. Maybe that
> functionality could be moved out of core into a canonical plugin and
> merged with the new email processing stuff we developed on the wp.com
> side.

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