How to Post to Twitter Via Email

By Andrea Ruiz

As one of the most in-demand social media platforms, Twitter offers a variety of ways in which users can interact with and post on their accounts. Twitter users can use the web interface to tweet, send in their tweets via text message or post via a seemingly vast array of Twitter clients. However, as of this writing, Twitter doesn't offer a native method of tweeting via email. A free TwitterMail account fills this niche nicely by providing a unique email address to which you can email your tweets. The service then posts your emails to your Twitter account.

Step 1

Click the button on the TwitterMail homepage that reads "Add Yourself. It's Free."

Step 2

Click the blue "Allow" button in the pop-up window that appears, asking you to allow the service access to your Twitter account. If you are not already logged into Twitter, the service will prompt you to log in to your Twitter account first.

Step 3

Enter your email address and customize your general TwitterCounter settings to your liking under the "General" tab. Click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom to save your settings.

Step 4

Click the "TwitterMail" tab across the top. The TwitterMail system generates a unique email address to which you can send your tweets via email. Copy and paste this into your email address book as-is, or create your own custom email address by deleting the system-generated email address in the field and typing your own.

Step 5

Enter your Twitter password if you'd like to post any image attachments in your emails to TwitPic for posting on Twitter.

Step 6

Customize the rest of your settings for TwitterMail to your preferences. Select from the drop-down menu in the appropriate field if you'd like your tweet to contain the message of your email, its subject line or both. Click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom when you're done.

Step 7

Compose a new email in your email client of choice. In the "To:" field, enter your unique TwitterMail address. Depending on the TwitterMail settings you selected, enter your tweet in the subject line of the email, message body or both.

Step 8

Attach any images to your email that you'd like to post with your tweet.

Step 9

Send your email as you normally would.

Tips & Warnings

  • Anyone who has access to your TwitterMail email address can send an email to the address and have it post onto your Twitter account. For this reason, if you create your own TwitterMail email address, ensure that it's a unique email address that others can't easily guess.