1.5.10 Released

  • Added template field descriptions to image tab.
  • Fixed a bug where caption placeholder in templates wasn’t being properly set.
  • Additional test to see if wp-config.php can be found.

Postie & GoDaddy

Postie works well with GoDaddy hosting, but you are required to use GoDaddy mail servers (rather than something like Gmail).

Create a new email address through the Cpanel functions in GoDaddy. After the email is created go to the Configure button that showed multiple ways to auto configure the email for many other hosts. At the bottom of the page it shows Manual Setup. This is for Postie.

When you enter the MailServer in Postie be sure to use the full server name: a2plcpnlxxxx.prod.iad2.secureserver.net (The xxxx will vary depending on your account)

Mail Server Settings

  • Protocol: POP3
  • Use Transport Layer Security: No
  • Server: a2plcpnlxxxx.prod.iad2.secureserver.net
  • Port: 110
  • Userid: your full email address
  • Password: your password


Postie & Gmail

Postie works well with Gmail (and Google apps for business), however, there are a few things that can get in the way.

First make sure your hosting company allows access to external mail servers. GoDaddy notably does not allow this. If you are hosting with GoDaddy there is no way to use Gmail, you must use the GoDaddy email server.


Second make sure you have enabled POP3 (or IMAP) access to your Gmail account. Go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab in your Gmail settings and click the Enable POP for all mail radio button. See also the Gmail help page.

Finally set you settings to:

  • Connection: Sockets
  • Mail Protocol: POP3-SSL or IMAP-SSL
  • Port: 995 or 993
  • Mail Server: pop.gmail.com or imap.gmail.com
  • Userid: your full email address
  • Password: your password

Gmail will not work with POP3.


Occasionally Gmail will stop working and you can see a Postie error message that says something like “[ALERT] Please log in via your web browser”. This means you must log into the account Postie is trying to access via https://gmail.com where you will be asked to confirm a login from whereever your server is located.

If this doesn’t work try http://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

Turn off 2-Step Verification https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1064203?hl=en

If you are still having difficulty you may need to change the Google “Less secure apps” setting. Be sure you are only signed into the gmail account that postie will use then go to https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps and make sure it is set to “Turn off”

While the wording on this page makes it sound dangerous what it really means is “allow traditional authentication” which uses very high levels of encryption.

Finally check these pages for other options:

1.5.9 Released

  • Fixed a bug where valid users can post via email even though they don’t have role permissions.
  • Fixed a bug where nice_name was being used in the settings screen even though user_login was needed.
  • Fixed the error message when the default poster is not valid.
  • Fixed bug where gallery short tag was getting set when non-image attachments were found.

1.5.8 Released

  • Added additional default signature patterns.
  • Fixed a bug where attachments were not showing up if :start or :end were used.

1.5.7 Released

  • Fixed bug where the admin user was not getting set as author in some cases.
  • Fixed bug where file names were not being sanitized.
  • Added setting to disable thumbnail generation.
  • Updated the default signature patterns and help text.

1.5.6 Released

  • Fixed bug where default post format was empty when the theme didn’t support any formats.
  • Removed all hard coded references to wp-content.
  • Fixed bug where caption wasn’t being filled out in templates.
  • Updated direct DB access to use standard methods.
  • Added attachment template for non-audio/image/video attachments.
  • Added additional checks to the test screen.
  • Added new template variable {ICON}

1.5.5 Released

  • Added ability to run a manual check with debugging output.
  • Added support for default post type.
  • Added version number to settings page.
  • Changed Admin User to Default Poster, clarified help text and changed input to combo box of valid values.
  • Fixed bug where commas (,) were not allowed in signature detection.
  • Fixed some CSS issues on admin page.

1.5.4 Released

  • Added support for default post format
  • Fixed bug where replies were getting attached to the wrong post
  • Fixed bug where tags were not being detected correctly in html emails
  • Fixed bug in reply detection

1.5.3 Released

  • Added support for Featured Images
  • Added support for Use Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Updated postie_filter_email filter to get unprocessed email address