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tweetymail – use email to work with Twitter

tweetymail takes a different approach in trying to reduce your need to visit the Twitter homepage or yet another Air client.  You simply associate an email account with them (and their oAuth login) and off you go.

You can send emails in to create the tweet, follow someone or even send links.  They have a good example of sending the link as email right from your mobile or any desktop browser.  Instead of you sending email to some coded address only you know, they reverse it and look for your configured from address.

This is good and bad.  The good is that you don’t need to create address book entries or try to remember it.  You can then tweet from anywhere you send as your email.  The bad is you have to use your email to send it always, instead of to the code and it is slightly possible that someone could send as you if they knew you used the service.

While they are trying to use SPF, DomainKeys and other measures to verify the sending server, it is not 100%, but is ok.

Tweetymail will automatically shorten URL’s (I didn’t see where to configure which shortening service to use) and they will ignore your email signature.


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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


2 thoughts on “tweetymail – use email to work with Twitter

  1. Anil,

    Great program. Wish you had included an e-mail contact on the TM site … I’m new to twitter and not sure if you’re getting my questions. I am trying to use a work e-mail address to link to TM; but received a sender verification error. I really don’t want to risk turning off the sender verification setting in TM and risk spoofing. Also, how often is TM checking feed updates? And, it would be great if the threshold could be set lower than 10 without having to set a filter.

    Posted by EL | March 14, 2010, 3:07 pm
  2. Thanks so much for the coverage! I am planning to add new features soon and would love to get feedback from anyone who has tried the service.

    By the way, you can configure the URL shortener by clicking on the “Account settings” link after you sign-in. tweetymail currently supports TinyURL and bit.ly, but others can be added upon request.

    Finally, I do believe that tweetymail is very safe to use even if somebody knows your email address. Most major email providers (gmail/yahoo/hotmail/etc) support SPF or DKIM and I am not aware of any way that someone can “send as you” using one of these providers.

    Posted by Anil Chawla | July 11, 2009, 12:35 pm

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