Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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You can delete any post you publish after publishing it on PublicEmails.com. Editing functionality is not available.

To delete a post, just keep the verification email you were sent when you first published it. Click the link in it, and use the deletion option on the screen which comes up next. Note that post deletion is permanent and cannot be undone.

After you click a verification email, you will also be automatically logged in to PublicEmails.com, as the user corresponding to the email address where the verification email was sent. You can then delete any of your other blog posts too if you wish, not just the one the verification email was for. There will be a link visible at the bottom of each of your blog posts which you can use for deleting that post.

So if you lose the verification email corresponding to a particular post which you now wish to delete, you can use the verification email for any of your other posts from the same email address instead. If you haven't kept any verification emails at all, you can always get a new one at any time by publishing a new post.

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They're just ignored at this time. Only email subject lines and bodies are published.

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We are currently allowing images in posts, so long as they are externally hosted - the img tag is being tentatively allowed in posts.

You can also include a link to an external image site like Imgur, or an external video site like Youtube. As per the question on HTML tags below, hyperlinks are allowed. For videos this is currently the only way since you can't do embeds at this time (the iframe tag is not allowed). So you can link to a Youtube video but you can't directly embed it in your post.

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Most HTML formatting tags such as paragraphs, line breaks, headers etc. are allowed. Image tags are currently being tentatively allowed. Hyperlinks are allowed but will be set to nofollow. A complete list of tags currently allowed is here.

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One important point to note is that most modern email services send emails in HTML format by default. So if you're using Gmail, for example, you would not need to explicitly place HTML tags in your email to format text. The correct way to format your text would be to use the email editor formatting controls, and let Gmail insert the corresponding tags for you. Explicitly trying to put in the tags in the email body actually wouldn't work because Gmail would think you are trying to display the tags themselves, and it would put them in such that they're rendered verbatim when the post is published.

To use your own HTML tags if you really want to do that, you'd have to get around the above by instructing Gmail to switch to plain text sending first. See for example here. If you do that, then any allowed HTML tags you place in the text will be rendered as expected.

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It is certainly possible to insert hashtags in your posts, and these may help post discoverability if they're picked up by search engines and show up in search engine results, but we don't offer any native hashtag search functionality at this time.

We do not offer any post categorization functionality at this time either.

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All content published on PublicEmails.com, is, as you might have expected, public. So search engines such as Google, Bing, etc. will index your posts and people searching for the content you wrote about may discover it through their search engine searches. If you're familiar with search engine technology, you may be interested to know that PublicEmails.com updates its sitemap several times a day to ensure that search engines are continually made aware of new content published on any blog hosted on the site as quickly as possible.

You may of course accelerate the process and bring your posts to the attention of a larger audience by explicitly sharing links to your blog posts or your blog on social media, on your website, etc., and this is a practice we recommend. We provide social sharing buttons to help with this on all blog posts. You can use those to share your posts to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. It is also a good idea to provide a link to your blog URL on your social media profiles, any website you might have, etc.

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You certainly can. PublicEmails.com is the easiest way to publish newsletter content on the web. If you or your organization send out an email newsletter, contact us about getting it whitelisted for publication on PublicEmails.com. Whitelisted newsletter emails skip the usual email verification process for each post and proceed directly to publication.

When contacting us, please be sure to mention "Newsletter Whitelist" in the subject of your message.

Note: Moderation and screening of all posts for ongoing compliance with our terms and conditions still applies to all posts.