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Uploading through email or text message

Don't have a "Smart" phone? Who needs one anyways!?

Uploading via Email is a great way to upload a photo quickly from your home computer or a mobile device, without even being logged in to Photobucket!

First, you need to know your upload address, which contains a Mobile PIN number. 

Here's how to find it - skip these steps if you already know your upload address:

  1. Log in to your Photobucket account and click HERE or...
  2. Click on your username and then User Settings, then navigate to the Mobile tab.
  3. Your Mobile Upload Address will be located in the first box, it will be (yourusername).(yourMobilePIN)@uploads.photobucket.com

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Note: You can change your Mobile Upload Address for security reasons. Change the five digit PIN code and click Save.

Now that you know your upload address, follow these steps to upload from your Email:

  1. Log into your Email account, and create a new message. Enter the upload address in the To: field.
  2. Add an Attachment, and select the image or video that you would like to upload.
  3. Enter the album name in the Subject: field if you want to upload to an album other than your default album. Case counts, so make sure you type the album name exactly as it appears in your account.

Note: If you upload to an album other than your default, it must be at the first level in your default album.

It may take a few minutes for the file to display in your Photobucket account after you send the email. The time depends on the size of the file that you uploaded and the speed of your internet connection. You will receive a confirmation message when the upload is successful.

Follow the above steps to upload an image via text message as well, provided that your phone supports MMS messaging.

When uploading through a text message, your photos will automatically be loaded into your Mobile Uploads folder. You can change this to have the images upload to your default album by clicking off the Add mobile uploads to my 'Mobile Uploads' album.

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