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How do get my account details?

Resend account details

Can I log into my account?

Yes. You can log in and make mass edits, etc.

Click here to get an account password

Can I post a YouTube video?

Yes, just put the url from the web page into your message. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiEPqs4aQEc

Videos will show in the post page, and not the main blog page.

Can I embed a tweet from Twitter?

Yes. Click on the tweet you want to embed and get the embed code. Paste the code into your message and send it to your secret address.

Can I download my blog archive?

Yes. Request your account details and we'll send you a download link: Resend account details

What features will you be adding?

My goal is to keep this as simple as possible. There are wonderful, feature-rich alternatives out there.

I've been using those services personally for over a decade, but when I opened one of them recently and was confused about how I was supposed to make a simple post, I gave up.

Why did you make BlogByEmail?

I run Wordpress blogs, I've used Tumblr, hosted my own etcetera, but I never posted as much as I would have liked because they all become too complicated for occasional posting.

Even though I started using those services personally for over a decade ago, when I opened one of them recently and was confused about how I was supposed to make a simple post, I gave up.

Years ago there was a cool blogging site called Posterous, which was the first time I'd ever encountered blogging by email. Soon after they launched, other blog platforms began offering the same function. Which was cool, but as Facebook and Twitter became more popular, blogging platforms went through an identity crisis and tried to adapt. The result is that today, Tumblr is a shadow of itself, Posterous is no more (bought by Twitter and shut down) and other sites feel it bit neglected. Wordpress has done great and is a wonderful service, but it's become too complicated for me to use casually.