Who wants at least 452 emails a day? Not me. I found a way to work around it.
Please excuse my exclusiveness, today, dear readers…this is relevant for my fellow WordPress users.
Here’s what I’m talking about: Word Press seems to have adopted a “Face Book kind of attitude”. Settings, format, end results change without warning or even the courtesy of an explanation. We’re suddenly receiving hundreds of comments we don’t want to have to manage.
Since we have this marvelous service free (unless you’ve upgraded) and since it has transformed our worlds, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. They are resolving some issue and didn’t consider resultant consequences in other areas.
Here’s what I did – BUT do at your own risk. Here’s why. If you chose this approach, you will stop all email notices from blogs which means you have to go to http://wordpress.com/#!/read/ to read the new posts of your subscriptions. (RSS Feed reminders still work):
1. On an email notice for any blog, scroll down to “Manage Subscriptions”. Click on it.
2. (I have to go by memory because I cannot resurrect this window. I suggest you bookmark it in case you try this option but want to undo it. ) In this window, three tabs at the top are Posts, Comments, and Settings. Make sure you are on “Comment”. Place your cursor on each blog you see listed and a red “Delete” will appear. Click on “delete” and clear them all.
3. Now go back up to the top tabs and click on “Settings”. In that window, find the box for the option about stopping all email notifications. Click on that box. If there’s a “save” button, click that before leaving.
REMEMBER: If you do this, you will receive neither email comment notices nor new post notices.
This has not created any new problems for me.
To Find Your Subscribed Blogs: Go tohttp://wordpress.com/#!/read/. There, you will find the blogs to which you’ve subscribed by email.
For comment notices, use either the new capacity in your upper right corner) OR go to your comment page on your blog’s admin page: yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
I have to admit – it feels wonderful having a much smaller inbox!