Sunday, May 25, 2008

iPhone Blogger Posting Tip

With Blogger you can post to your blog by sending email to a special address. See Settings/Email under your blog's dashboard for details.

You can even include pictures in the email and they will show up in your blog post along with the text. I recently setup the blog http://ifood.beguelin.com this way and I use it to send in pictures of food. I use my iPhone to take the pictures and send in the email. It's a pretty easy way to get some interesting (to me) content on a blog.

Recently the picture part of the posting stopped working. After playing around a bit, I realized that one thing had changed, I was using my Yahoo! email account, not my Google email account to send email from my iPhone to Blogger. When I switched my iPhone back to using gmail, things began to work again. There seems to be some Blogger bug related to sending email from your iPhone to Blogger but it can be resolved by using a gmail account. It's easy enough to set your default email account to gmail in the iPhone. It's just odd that Blogger doesn't handle other email providers correctly with the iPhone.

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