Configuring Mail Bridge
Last updated on 9/10/2013
Give Mail Bridge Access to a User Login
Mail Bridge access is disabled by default. From the User Logins list screen, edit a user and make sure Mail Bridge Access is checked. Learn more about configuring user logins.
Mail Bridge Basics & When to use it.
The Mail Bridge is an email functionality that enables users to post content to the CMS via an email.
It allows website admins to hand out email addresses to outside editors, such as guest bloggers for example, so they can submit content to the CMS without having access to the CMS itself.
Subject, Body and Attachments - Posting with photos
The system treats all email fields this way:
|Email Field||Maps to Content Field|
|Date Sent||Content > Date Published|
Content > Headline
Content > Active : when headline starts with a star character (*) the content will be made inactive, regardless of the global mail bridge configuration setting.
|Body||Content > Body|
|Photo Attachment||Media > Photos|
|Email Address Category Part (see below)||Content > Category|
Analysing a Mail Bridge Email Address
The Mail Bridge requires very specific email addresses, that contain the username, the user pin number, the website address, the module and optionally a category to post the content to.
Example email address:
Use the form below to generate valid Mail Bridge email addresses. Keep typing until the email address below the form turns green.
|CMS User Login||ex: mail. Make sure user is configured for "Mail Bridge Access".|
|CMS User PIN||ex: 1234. User Login configuration.|
|CMS Website Domain||ex: sampleweb.com - No http://, no www prefix|
|CMS Module Category||ex: news. Article category Name field.|
|Field Separator||Customize the email address in case your mail server rejects it.|
Email Address: None yet. Start typing in the above fields. (This field must turn green)
Only use the email address once the above field has turned green.