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Comment notification emails sent to wrong addy (7 posts)

  1. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Recently, I stopped receiving comment notification emails. I also recently changed email addresses. I changed all my options within WP to show my new email address. I upgraded to V1.5 and still wasn't getting them.

    I noticed this morning when I would post test comments on my site that no matter what email address I entered, it would show my old email address. I found that weird. So, on a hunch, I re-created my old email address and 'lo and behold, the comment notification emails are there.

    My question is, is there somewhere else, maybe within the SQL database that I could check to see which email address is associated with the comment notification emails? It's like there is something "stuck" in WP and it keeps sending the notifications to the old email address, instead of the new.

  2. GeekNJ
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you look in MySQL in the wp_options table, there's a value for admin_email that is the email address. Is that correct?

  3. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you checked your WordPress user profile?

  4. Daisyhead
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    CF, that fixed it. I changed it in the option settings, but not my user profile. I assumed changing it in just the option settings would change where the comment notifications get sent to.

    Thanks so much! You have made me a very happy girl!!

  5. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Most welcome, glad you got it wrangled. This was the part that clued me in:

    I noticed this morning when I would post test comments on my site that no matter what email address I entered, it would show my old email address.

    I had a similar thing occuring and couldn't figure it out for the life of me... digging through the code I finally determined that it was ignoring whatever you put in there if you were logged in to the administration interface. New feature that's great but for non-default installs that don't expect this behavior and display it appropriately -- on the default install the base template tells you explicitly that you're logged in and you get nowhere to even enter your details -- it can be confusing. I had just been there before you ;).

  6. thecountrygirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm having the same sort of problem with comment notification. I initially entered MY email address because I was setting up a blog for a friend as a surprise bday present. I didn't want it to send her the notice that the blog was created...blah blah.... now that I have it all set up it keeps sending me the notices. I've doubled checked and I have the correct email addy in both the profile and in the OPTION admin spot.

    I admit that I have no clue how to fool around inside the database files through mysql. it terrifies me that i'll scramble something. and i didn't see the option you talked about there.

    any other ideas???

    UPDATE! Fixed.... must have just been a glitch! THanks anyway.

  7. ahlife
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I double checked mine, and my still don't work.

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