If you have Microsoft Outlook you can turn on the Mail-to-Blogger feature in Blogger which will allow you to turn your email account into a blog-posting service. Here is what you need to do… In Blogger sign in and go to Design. Now on the left hand side and select Settings then Mobile and email.
Now you can create a Posting using email address which you will enable you use to send blogger posts via email to your blog. In the Email section (see image below) you need to configure your Posting using email address:
- The format of this email address is
- So mine below shows as email@example.com
- Insert your own secret word and keep this email address secret or anyone who has it will be able to post to your blog as you
- Lastly select Save emails as draft post
- Save these settings
Once you have saved these settings you will be able to send email to your blog. The subject of the emails will be the titles of your posts For example mine would be A Windows Live Writer Work Around for Blogger… for this post). The body of the email will be the actual post itself and will include any images in your post.
Notes: Sometimes email programs append text to the bottom of each sent message; to prevent this (insert hash end here) at the end of your post.
The images below are from Abbeville, La and were copied from Windows Live Writer into an email that was then sent to blogger using the secret address. The formatting was not saved using this method but at least the iamges are sent with their watermark. I also got some garbage with the images that needed to be cleaned up.
My plan is to use this method until things are fixed and then repost my old blogs with the correct formatting. Good luck in blogging and I sure hope this helps some others until either Google or Microsoft figure this all out…