Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mail2Blogger issue "has been fixed" says Google

After several frustrating days for users, Google has finally fixed Mail2Blogger also known as Email Posting. Last Thursday many users of Google's blogging service found themselves unable to post to their blogs by email and posted complaints in a Google forum. The facility is, for many people, far more convenient than using the Blogger interface as articles can be simply written in an email, a picture attached and sent.  

While there can be problems such as formatting, by using Gmail such errors can be avoided. The whole can be selected and unformatted, prior to sending. Links may be added and will automatically open in separate page is saved to drafts and sent later. By using Boomerang, a plug-in for Gmail in Firefox and Chrome, posts can also be scheduled.

However this convenience of posting was made difficult since the service crashed and those using it were forced to go to the mail Blogger interface. While posts could still be sent this way, there can be problems in the way articles are formatted, such as text sizing, picture placement and the wrapping of text. While these issues can be corrected through modifying the html, this is not familiar to most bloggers.

While no explanation has been given for the problems, Google said that the issue has now been fixed, good news for its millions of bloggers who use the service daily.

tvnewswatch, London, UK

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