Tumblr e-mail Post Publishing


Tumblr has an e-mail post publishing system, but it goes a bit further in its complexity, allowing you to send different types of posts, not just a text post.  Photos, links, quotes and music is a possibility without you logging in to your Tumblr account.

If you want to include  rich text formatting, it is possible by using Markdown syntax, that I leave up to you to read and learn.

Unfortunately, features like publish on, or queue, are not available when using email as to publish a post.



How to send a post through E-mail on Tumblr?


  1. Click on Blog Settings (the option appears on the right sidebar when you choose the blog you want to be publishing to, in top menu in your dashboard)
  2. Scroll down until you see the “Post by Email” option.
  3. The email address that appears there is the one that you have to send the post to, you can reset it as many times as you want until one that seems easy to remember shows up.

  4. How To Publish a Post on Tumblr using email


  5. The images below will show you the right way to send a Tumblr email post depending on the type of post you want to publish (remember to use the email that shows up in your blog settings.)


Text Post



Photo Post



Photoset Post



Link Post



Quote Post



Chat Post

Audio Post



And in case You Want to Include Tags




14 Responses to "Tumblr e-mail Post Publishing"

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  1. DBestAQ

    January 19, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Is there a method to send a text post with an included picture? I tried simple sending the text post as an email with a picture attachment but it posted only the subject and picture, completely ignoring the text. Thanks!

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    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    I typed in some text, then included one pic attachment and it worked.

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  2. matt

    February 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Hi Mr. Tumblr- Is there a maximum limit to the amount of “email-to-posts” that someone can make per day? Thanks for your help.

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    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    I guess the regular 250 post limit applies to this as well.

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  3. Teyris King

    March 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I am on the mobile version on my phone, I can’t find it ANYWHERE! Please help me! :)

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    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    If you can’t find the email provided by Tumblr on your mobile phone, you will have to look once you are in your PC or Notebook.

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  4. Abby

    April 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    How long should it take? I sent an email 5 minutes ago and it didn’t work.

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  5. Sarah

    July 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    i have used this in the past but now it won’t work. all the emails I try to send get bounced back. I’m using an iPhone 4S if that makes a deference. I also tried changing the @tumblr.com email and it didn’t help.

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  6. prismexer

    August 12, 2012 at 6:35 am

    how do you determine the layout of a photoset via email?

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  7. thekinkyson

    November 8, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Is there anyway to email straight to drafts?

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  8. Star

    March 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Whenever I use the email feature, on my Tumblr the spacing gets altered. Instead of having a text-wrap effect, Tumblr automatically breaks up the lines so that basically my post is too narrow for its allotted space. An example is on my Tumblr.

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  9. adeline

    March 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    is there a way to tag a post, with a tag that consists of more than 1 word?

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  10. Ella

    May 19, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    What if the tags you want to include are multiple words? I’ve tried, and sadly only the word attached to the hashtag shows up as a tag.

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    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    It shouldnt work that way, simply type the phrase and then enter a comma, the hashtag will be added with the phrase, with separated words instead of stacking them together.

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