Blog Auto Email

What is it?

Do you email your students a lot? Collect homework emails to your students on a blog by creating a special email address which posts the email automatically to the blog.
Handy to keep an overview of the homework.
Example here.

How to post via email

The example below uses Blogger, but WordPress and many other offer the same feature.

The Mail-to-Blogger feature turns your email account into a blog-posting application.

In Settings | Mobile and email you can create a Mail-to-Blogger address which you will use to send posts via email to your blog:

To post to your blog via email, you need to configure your Mail-to-Blogger email address in the Email section:

The format of the email address is username.secretword@blogger.com.

Note that this email address must be kept secret. Otherwise, anyone who gets it will be able to post as you to your blog. When emailing students and your blog at the same time, always use the BCC option.

Also be sure to specify whether or not you prefer your email posts to publish automatically. If this option is not checked, then your posts will be saved on your account but will not appear on your blog until you sign in to Blogger.com and publish them yourself.

Once you have saved your Settings, you can send email to your blog. The subjects of your emails will be the titles of your posts, and the body of the emails will be the posts themselves. To include an image in your post, you can attach an image to your email.

Notes:

  • Sometimes email programs append text to the bottom of each sent message; to make sure this cruft doesn’t get posted to your blog, put #end at the end of your post.

(Source: http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=41452)