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Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#7845 new enhancement

suggested wp-mail.php improvements

Reported by: anthonycole Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Mail Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

wp-mail.php is kind lacking in a bit of well, everything right now.

I don't know when if there are any currently open tickets or any planned improvements, but I just wanted to chip in two cents here. I've had a bit of a nightmare experience after trying to use it with a client. It was a large headache, to say the least.

For some reason, it's displaying odd characters between words and some odd symbols (notably a mixture of = signs and random numbers) are also showing up. There is no option to strip HTML formatting, so that displays in posts too. It doesn't make use of the pseudo-cron. You have to either manually load wp-mail.php, use a cron, or load a frame onto the front page. Posts sent through the system are instantly approved and there's no option to hold it in the moderation queue. There's pretty much no options at all.

I really wouldn't mind working on this and submitting a patch if someone wanted me to. I was searching through trac and (I could be wrong) but this hasn't been touched since 2006 or earlier.

Change History (7)

#1 @rmccue
9 years ago

  • Cc rmccue added

#2 @DaMsT
9 years ago

The ability to attach ie images would really improve also. We (Swedish community) have people who simply goes back to blogspot cuz the mail blogging lacks all the standards futures.

#3 @jacobsantos
9 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Mail
  • Owner anonymous deleted

#4 @janeforshort
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to Future Release

Punting to be evaluated in next development cycle due to time constraints.

#5 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

there are a few tickets around related to clunky post titles related to charset issues, and base64_encoded stuff that isn't getting sorted out in a proper manner, with the post by email interface.

#6 @codebykat
5 years ago

This functionality is currently getting pulled out into a canonical Post By Email plugin that should solve many of the problems.

#7 @chriscct7
2 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
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