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Post Via Email

Allows users to post on your board via email.

Version: 0.5
Author: Paul H.
Submitted: 23rd September 2011
Last Updated: 16th October 2011
Post Via Email allows members to post to your forum via email.


To use PostViaEmail, upload the files in the Upload directory to your forum root.

Go to your ACP. Go to plugins, find Post Via Email, and click "Activate".

Go to Settings. Click on Post Via Email settings.

Enter in your email information. Most email providers will tell you this in their help docs. Some email providers, such as Yahoo!, do not allow IMAP access. Gmail is one that does, and it works very well with this plugin. It is recommended the email you use is used ONLY for posting to, and nothing else.

Save the settings.

The plugin by default checks for new email every hour. To change this, you can go to ACP>Tools & Maintenance>Task Manager and click "Post Via Email". There you can define when the script runs.

Now that you've set it up, here's some more technical stuff.

The script takes around several seconds to run. It is advised not to run it every minute.

To make a thread in a forum that is not the one you specified in the Settings, add this anywhere in your message:

[fid]*fid number*[/fid]
[fname]Forum Name[/fname]

These MyCodes are automatically deleted from the message. If the specified fid or forum does not exist, it will create the thread in the default forum.