Otto Documentation

Otto is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to post to their WordPress website using email. Otto has been used to post blog entries from satellite phones, hand-held communicators, mobile phones, tablets, and of course: Computers.

Otto was designed by a retired software engineer who was circumnavigating a small boat and needed a way to post blog entries from the middle of the ocean. Otto is very efficient in low bandwidth environments and is fun to use!

There are two ways to use Otto, both of which are available to you
OPTION 1 – OTTO SIMPLE: SIMPLE POSTING BY EMAIL

Otto-simple There is no easier way to blog than by using Otto Simple. You send emails to Otto and he posts them on your blog for you. That’s it!

For details on how to use Otto Simple, send an email to Otto, at ottowp@blog1.com.

The email should have Otto’s name somewhere in the subject line “otto”

And, the body of the email only needs to say: “request:help-simple”

Send the email below to request full details on using Otto Simple. Otto will respond to you within minutes

To:
OttoWp@blog1.com

Subject:
Otto

Body of the email:
request:help-simple


OPTION 2 – OTTO PRO: POWERFUL POSTING BY EMAIL FOR SERIOUS BLOGGERS

Otto Pro Would you like more control over your blog entries? Want to mix in videos?

Whereas in Otto Simple you send an email and it gets posted immediately, Otto Pro is for bloggers who want to “build up” a blog entry by carefully working out their picture captions, formatting and more. If you are fairly computer literate, and take blogging seriously, you will want Otto Pro. Is it harder to learn? Yes. But .. trust me. Once you get started using Otto Pro, you will never want to blog any other way.

For details on how to use Otto Pro, send an email to Otto, at ottowp@blog1.com.

The email should have Otto’s name somewhere in the subject line “otto”

And, the body of the email only needs to say: “request:help-pro”

Send the email below to request full details on using Otto Pro. Otto will respond to you within minutes

To:
OttoWp@blog1.com

Subject:
Otto

Body of the email:
request:help-pro