Bloggging via emails with Joomla

Many people today access their blogsites from their mobile phones/laptop using GPRS. However, when it comes to posting pictures or video onto a blog, it becomes difficult. This Joomla extension helps you post picture or even video on your blog easily and efficiently.

You can blog from an email client simply by sending email through your mobile phone and the content will be automatically updated on your blog. For example, you have a travel site in Joomla which you update regularly. So, even when you're on a sightseeing trip you can send the pics or videos immediately to your site via an email. The requirement for MMS Blog is Joomla 1.5 and support for 'iconv' which is used for translating messages to UTF-8 for appropriate display. The installation and configuration of this extension is easy.

Download mms_blog extension from Joomla extension directory. To install this, go to tools > install & click on 'Browse'. Locate the extension and click on 'Ok'. Next click on 'Upload file & install'. Once installation is done, navigate to component > MMS Blog. Here you can configure, view content, add users and add email accounts to the MMS Blog.

Go to 'Category' and create a new one that will be displayed on the site. Provide the title, access level, etc and click on 'Save'. Next, create an account. This will hold the information about the email ID from which mails will be fetched. Provide the protocol, incoming/outgoing server, password and options.

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