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Last post: 1 year, 4 months ago | Thread started: Apr 23, 13, 8:32 a.m.

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  • Gordy22

    I need to be able to upload photos onto a website automatically, ideally just by people emailing them to an inbox.

    I've had a look at using Flickr but its not ideal as its just smaller images.

    Does anyone know of a way to do this, a simple script, an image hosting site (like Picassa), or and RSS feed printer that'd allow me to do this?

    FYI I'm building this out myself in HTML/PHP with Bootstrap. Can be a jQuery solution but needs to work on mobile (i.e. iOS, Android).

    Thanks!

    Apr 23, 13, 8:32 a.m. – Permalink
  • spot13

    You can take a look at this project: https://code.google.com/p/php-mi…
    ..it uses the 'mailparse' php package:
    http://pecl.php.net/package/mail…

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    Dog-earApr 23, 13, 8:48 a.m. – Permalink
  • Gordy22

    Cheers Spot - looks a little over my head but I'll give it a go.

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    Dog-earApr 23, 13, 8:51 a.m. – Permalink
  • plash

    few ways to do this.
    you mentioned "people" (users) and mobile centric which means you'll definitely need the box-o-tricks (mysql/php/jquary and a pretty flexible css framework. id also have some security with that email if there's a processing module at the end of that chain.

    hate to suggest this since it's probably an overkill and people hate it. buutttt wordpress does this. user management, email direct to post (although that isn't difficult) , flexible aesthetics and already built for you. http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_…

    you could use a naked theme and hack away at it. i think that;'s the quickest if you don't know your way around php well. but you can cut/paste into something.

    as for do it yourself:
    use php to check a mail account (imap pop3; im assuming a lamp setup) Then use php to process any mail it finds. You could use PHP's IMAP functionality, which supports IMAP, POP3 and NNTP.

    http://php.net/manual/en/book.im…
    (you got a lot of control over the mailbox)

    it's a good project to lean mysql/php with.

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    Dog-earApr 23, 13, 11:21 a.m. – Permalink
  • Gordy22

    Plash - would be perfect if i didn't have 4 days to build to! I thought there may be a way to leverage current sites (photobucket etc) and an RSS feed reader or something.

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    Dog-earApr 23, 13, 12:23 p.m. – Permalink
  • plash

    you could probably frankenstein something together. http://codecanyon.net/category/p…

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    Dog-earApr 23, 13, 1:06 p.m. – Permalink
  • Gordy22

    Bumping for the brits...

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    Dog-earApr 24, 13, 9:16 a.m. – Permalink
  • Nutter

    There is a "cms" system called Stacy where you jut upload images to a folder and it creates the rest. If you also want tet for the proect you upload a txt file also to the folder.

    Its usefull for smaller websites and its free, so you could properbly build on that:
    http://www.staceyapp.com/

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    Dog-earApr 28, 13, 2:08 a.m. – Permalink

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