Monday, 2 July 2018

Fixing Blogger's Comments Issue


I know everyone using the Blogger platform HATES the fact that comments no longer show up in our email accounts. It seems this change resulted from Blogger's adjustments to its privacy settings.

Have you heard how to fix it yet? If not, here's what you do:
  • on your Blogger dashboard, click on Settings on the left sidebar;
  • then click on Email;
  • in the Comment Email Notification box, delete your email address;
  • click on Save Settings up in the right hand corner (don't skip this step!);
  • then go back to the Comment Email Notification box and type in your email address again;
  • then click on Save Settings again (don't skip this step!);
  • you will immediately receive an email from Blogger in your email account asking you to subscribe to notifications -- click on "subscribe" in that email;
  • and that's it! You will begin receiving blog comments in your email account once more!
Many thanks to Diana of Nana Diana Takes a Break and Ivy of The Happy Whisk who both informed me of the solution!

And thanks to Infidel753 for noting a variation in the procedure if you use comment moderation, as follows:

"For those who use comment moderation, the process is slightly different -- Under "Settings", you click on "Posts, comments and sharing" and then follow basically the same steps."

45 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

I must admit I've never gone for the option of receiving comments via email as well as on my blogs because mine are on moderation I read them all that way anyway. But thanks for the tip!

DEZMOND said...

I fixed it two weeks ago, I thought I mentioned it to you how to fix it somewhere, Debs, or maybe I haven't?

mxtodis123 said...

I'd been away from blogger and was wondering why comments no longer showed up in my email. Now I know. Thanks for all this information.

Bob Slatten said...

I'm'a fix mine right now! Thank!

laurie said...

great thanks!

Harry Hamid said...

Thanks. That's been bugging me.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you Debra.

Infidel753 said...

Thanks for posting this. Not getting those notification e-mails has been annoying.

For those who use comment moderation, the process is slightly different -- Under "Settings", you click on "Posts, comments and sharing" and then follow basically the same steps.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Comments in my e-mail? Didn't know such a thing.
the Ol'Buzzard

Laura said...

Thank you so much! I'm going to go fix it right now!
blessings
~*~

mistress maddie said...

I don't think I ever did get blog comments in my email.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Have you noticed that every time software gets "updated, improved, more user friendly" the results are always less efficient, more confusing and user hostile!

Kirk said...

I've been getting comments in my email.

e said...

A PSA on blogging! Thanks, blog friend!

John M said...

Thanks for the info.

Leeanna Henderson said...

Thank the Goddess I fixed that long ago. But it's good to have a PSA for those who need to know.

Rosemary said...

Thank you so much for this information, comments not arriving in my box has been really annoying. I much admire all of those who have managed to work it all out for themselves but it is all beyond me so I appreciate you lettting us know - thank you Debra.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

thank you jesus (or debra)!!!! i had given up on it ever working again!

^.^ said...

Do not really care about email notifications, friend Deb … I just go blogger reader and voila …there you are … works for me … Much love, cat.

Parnassus said...

Thanks, Debra. You pointed out both the problem and solution for a problem that I didn't even know I had. I have been neglecting my blog recently, but still there were a few recent comments that I never received. Let's hope this fixes it!
--Jim

Jeanne said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!

Guillaume said...

Thanks! It was something to do with the GDPR, from what I understand.

Barbara said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

BW Bandy said...

Excellent!

Ami said...

Oh my gosh, this has been driving me BUGSHIT!! Thank you for posting this. :)

G. B. Miller said...

Thanks for the tip. I had to tweak all five of my blogs, but only did the e-mail thing for my main one (not that it matters much because I did the word verification thing to eliminate spam). Additionally, it seems that it made the default on who can comment to only those with Google accounts, so if you like everyone to comment (those w/o Google accounts), you have to tweak that as well.

Martha said...

Just got it done. Thank you!

Dave R said...

Thank you dearly for this info!

Carol Blackburn said...

Thank you a million times thank you! I have been frantically trying to figure out why I wasn't getting comments any longer. Blessed day!

Missy George said...

LOL... I got that fixes message last week sometime and passed it on but thanks for sharing. It really was annoying. Glad it could be fixed.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

So many nice and helpful people in this sometimes irritating land of blogs.
Be well and thanks for passing this on, Debra.

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! Thank you! I'll have to point other people who are having issues this direction.

Magaly Guerrero said...

And here I was thinking my computer had just gone slightly insane. Thank you!

bj said...

Lisa of LifeAway from the Office Chair told me about the change. I just can't figure out WHY Blogger keeps changing things//If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Jono said...

Thanks for this. It really works! Why is Google so annoying?

Elsie Amata said...

I love getting my comments by email. Then again, I'm super lazy. I mean, who wants to hit another button to log on to my Squarespace account ;p

Elsie

Fundy Blue said...

Thanks, Debra! I've copied your instructions for future reference! When I'm home again and not drinking wine! LOL

Magic Love Crow said...

Cool!! Thanks Debra!!!

Connie in Hartwood said...

This worked for me, too. Thanks for spreading the word.

The Happy Whisk said...

I shut mine off on purpose but when I come back, back, I might turn them on again. Now that I have email setup on the desktop instead of the tablet only. Anyway, glad it helped. My friend Sheila told me about it.

OldAFSarge said...

Thank you!

Onevikinggirl said...

Thank you so much, very pedagogical!

Batocchio said...

Thanks!

JACKIESUE said...

thanks for that..I thought it was just me..will do this tonight...

Ramzu Zahini said...

oh kay.... never moderated my comments using email...
but now i am starting to.
thanks :)