Creating new content without logging in

If your community supports it, you can post new content by sending an email to the community.

This feature can be especially useful for posting when you can't reach the community using a browser. For example, you can email content from a cell phone that sends email.

Each place in your community provides email addresses for the content you can post via email. For example, you can send an email to the address corresponding to documents in a place, and a new document will be created there. Use the email addresses for the specific content you want to post.

The subject line of your email becomes the document's title, while the email's body becomes its content body. For status updates, you can include a subject line or content in the email body. If you include both, the subject line and the email body content are separated by a line break in your posted status update; if you include only a subject line or only email body content, then that is the only content you see in your status update.

To create community content with email:

  1. Go to your place.
  2. Click Actions > Create via email.
    You won't see this option if your administrator has not activated the ability to create content by email.
  3. Select the types of content you want to create.
  4. Click Actions > Email vCards.
    You should receive an email from your community that includes this vCard.
  5. In your email or address book program, save the vCard as one of your Contacts.
    For example, in Microsoft Outlook you can drag the vCard to your Contacts folder. On a Macintosh, you can double-click the vCard to add it to your address book.
  6. In your email application, create a new message and select the address you just added from the vCard.
  7. In the email's subject, type the title you want your content to have in Jive.
  8. In the body of the email, type the main part of the content. If you want to include tags, in the last line of your email type Tags: tag1here tag2here tag3here.
    This tags your content so that people can find it more easily later.
  9. Send the email to create the content in the Jive place.