How do you post tweets on Twitter? Do you use the Twitter website, a Twitter app or another online tool? Twitter apps and tools are nice, but an even better way to tweet is by email.
Why? Because email can be accessed from anywhere and many times, it’s much easier to compose an email message rather than go to a website or application.
So today, I’m going to show you how to post to Twitter from your email account using an online service called e2tweet. It’s very easy to use and will allow you to send out a tweet just by sending an email to email@example.com.
Let’s get started.
Send Tweets by Email
1. Click on the “Start Now” button on the home page.
2. Authorize e2tweet to use your Twitter account (via OAuth), by clicking the “Sign In” button. You’ll then be directed back to the e2tweet website.
3. Enter your email address and click on the “Save” button. This is the email address that you will have to use when sending out tweets via e2tweet.
4. You can add more than one email address if you’d like. Each email address will appear on the left side of the page. Click on the “x” next to any email address to remove it from your account.
5. Next send your desired tweet text to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that anything over 140 characters will not be tweeted. Also, the subject of the email will be ignored, so you can use that for your own reference.
6. If you’re going to use 2etweet often, you should also add it as a contact in your email account. This way you won’t have to remember the email address and it will pop-up after typing in “e2tweet.”
7. Within a few minutes, your tweet will be posted to Twitter. No delay or long waits.
With my test tweet (above), it took about 1-2 tweets to for the tweet to show up in my account.
While e2tweet is great for a single user account, it’s also excellent for small businesses, groups and teams. Imagine having a small or even large group of people and you want them all to all be able to tweet from your brand or business account.
Instead of giving them the login details of the Twitter account, you can just add their email address to the e2tweet account associated with that Twitter account. Then they’ll be able to send out tweets from that account without having to login; no need to give out the login credentials or compromise the security of the account.
e2tweet is also Firewall proof. This means that even if your workplace or school has blocked Twitter (a common thing now), you’ll still be able to send out tweets. You won’t have to worry about being locked out or having to use a proxy just to get on Twitter to post a tweet.
If you can email, you can tweet with e2tweet. Are you using e2tweet to send tweets from your email?