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Email notification of comments stopped working (54 posts)

  1. renato
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't know what happened but I am no longer receiving email notification of comments. It used to work fine and I haven't touched anything in my configuration files and yes, the "email me when anyone posts a comment" option is thicked. What can be the cause of this?
    I have my blog hosted on godaddy.com has anybody had similar problems with this host? If I must write to the support service, what should I ask? The email where notifications are sent is the one in the "profile" tab or in the "general options" tag? Well in my case it's the same and the email address works well.
    Bye
    Renato
    http://nightpassage.org

  2. GeekyMomma
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i'm going to *bump* this as i'm having the very same problem. e-mail notification for comments was working fine just up until a few days ago. i'd love to have my comments e-mailed to me again. i'm hosted via cyberpixels.com if it matters. anyone know why it would stop notifing all of a sudden?

  3. eetdcob
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Similar (same?) issue.

    I set WP to send e-mail to the admin if something is posted:
    "Email me whenever:
    * Anyone posts a comment
    * A comment is approved or declined"

    I (admin) do not get mail. Everything goes into a comment moderation queue whether I like it or not (toggling it off has no effect), so it would be good to have the option to get an e-mail to jog me to look at the queue.

    WP 1.2.2 on OSX 10.2.8, with MySQL 4.0.15 and PHP 4.1.2

    This is a new installation so I do not know if this is something which used to work.

  4. marvin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmm, after upgrading 1.2.1 -> 1.2.2 I have the same problem.
    http://minimag.cz/dupe

  5. I just wanted to chime in that this wasn't working for me either for at least the past day when I was using 1.2.2 Mingus.

    Today, I upgraded to the latest nightly 1.5-gamma 2005-02-07, and the same applies there as well.

    It worked great before. *shrug*

  6. *sigh* I'm sorry. Nevermind for me.

  7. marvin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Problem solved.
    There was a problem after hosting change.
    I was edit functions.php at lines 1006-1008 and 1046-1048.
    replace:

    $message_headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n"
    . "$from\r\n"
    . "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"" . get_settings('blog_charset') . "\"\r\n";

    with:

    $message_headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0\n"
    . "$from\n"
    . "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=\"" . get_settings('blog_charset') . "\"\n";

  8. rtilden
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This happened to me when I upgraded to 1.5. Mail is not being sent to me at all. Where do I look for problems?

  9. rtilden
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, I think I found the problem. I made the following changes to the /wp-includes/functions.php file:

    Change this line:
    return @mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers, $more);

    to this:
    return @mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);

    This cleared up my problem on WP 1.5.

  10. Pimplepopper
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I removed the $more argument as said in the post above, but I still don't get any email when someone posts a comment. Please help a newbie.

  11. jpettit
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I haven't recieved any email since upgrading either, but with the help of people here i think that i might have narrowed it down to my host blocking it, or something.

    Here is another config you might want to try (specify the From: to your admin email)
    http://mosquito.wordpress.org/view.php?id=980

    if all that fails try a basic php file with a mail command.
    you can follow some of that in the thread i've been on:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=24981

  12. farnulfo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I confirm that removing $more like rtilden said is working fine on WordPress 1.5 !

  13. shep
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i had the same problem. took out $more and now it works

  14. Clabauterman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I had the same problem after upgrading to 1.5. I took out $more and it works! Thanks.

  15. tollady
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've just downloaded version 1.5.1.3 and I can't get it emailing me with notification of new comments either. I looked for the line:

    return @mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers, $more);

    ...in functions.php and it's not there.

    Any other ideas as to what might fix this? Is it likely to be a host problem?

  16. djperry
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am having the same issue on 1.5.2. I don't get email when comments get posted, and the return @mail(...); line doesn't exist in functions.php. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  17. ceo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm going to *bump!* this because I seem to be having the same problem and I can't find any of these lines to edit.

  18. superjux
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I also have the same problems as djperry and ceo. Any ideas?

  19. mxv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It suddenly broke with mine too. I get zero emails for comments and even when I tried to email a lost password! The previous solutions in the functions.php dont' apply because I am running 1.52 and those lines aren't in there. I have not changed any plugins or anything to cause it to suddenly break.

  20. Has your hosting provider made any changes to your server that would prevent WP from sending mail?

  21. mxv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No changes on my provider's side. Its driving me crazy, you never know how much you miss them until they break, now the only way to keep up with comments is to keep checking my site all the time.

  22. mxv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No one can help??? This is really driving me crazy. not only does the comment notification not work, but neither does emailing a lost password. it is as if all emails from WP don't work.

  23. mxv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    bump.

    anyone out there have any ideas? is there anything i can reinstall that might help or may have been corrupted?

  24. RGM
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    With new install that was sending post messages I'm also now having this same "no post email notification" problem. However, I *do* get new user registration email notifications. Around the same time that I noticed this problem had developed, I also noticed that posts are no longer showing who they were created by (kind of like in THIS forum!) and that's terribly confusing... and the main reason I joined this group! To help possibly point at a common configuration issue I'll describe my system (remember: brand new install all at the same time of WordPress, PHP, and MySQL and nothing yet re-installed). I don't seem to be having any other problems with anything at all (anything, not just WP). Like others, I've the proper configuration and it's not been changed since the time when it did send emails about new posts.

    System: XP-Pro (fully updated), WordPress running on my own local IIS 5.1 server with Mercury Email Server. No problems at all showing up in Event Viewer. Access is via domain name on dynamic IP mapped with dynDNS. So if WP caches IP address that could be a problem, but I reiterate that WP does send email messages if a new user registers.

    MySQL 4.1.12a-nt, PHP 4.4.1, WP 1.5.2.

    Plugins are:
    Category Visibility (active)
    Coppermine Version: 0.2 Plugin (inactive)
    Angsuman's Feed Copyrighter (active)
    Dashboard Options (active)
    Hello Dolly (inactive)
    Yahoo/MSN Style Smileys (active)
    Markdown (inactive)
    Explicit Category Sort (active)
    Custom Posts Per Page (active)
    Static Front Page (active)
    Textile 1 (inactive)
    WordPress Database Backup (active)

    --RGM

  25. mxv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I get no notifications of any sort anymore, not for comments, recovering a lost password, etc. I'm pulling out my hair trying to figure out why it was broken but with my limited knowledge of such things, I can't understand what went wrong.

  26. dtclarinet
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am having the same problem with 1.5.2. It was working until a weeks ago. Nothing has changed. A few notifications trickled through for a few days, and now no comment emails come through.

    Has anyone figured this out? There seem to be a lot of folks with the same problem, which would rule out a weird server situation. i wish someone in wordpress who knows the code would help out here. tell us what files have the code to send a notification email.

    Also, my host is claiming the code to send notification is missing. I don't know where they found this problem. I'm waiting for an answer from them as well.

  27. ronzilla
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same problem here. I was on 1.5.2, and it worked until late November. Now there's nothing. I upgraded to 2.0 hoping that maybe it would help, but no luck.

    I thought it could have been some corruption in the theme I'm using, but I have reinstalled the theme, and switched to other themes as well. No luck.

    Nothing has changed on the server side (says the provider). The only change I had made on the WP configuration is a new theme, but I'm not totally sure that's when this mail notification stopped working.

    I'll keep hunting for an answer (now for 2.0), but if you find it before me, please post it.

  28. Vryce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I know someone that is having the same issue on a blog that was upgraded from 1.5.2 to 2.0

    Email when a comment was posted was working until recently when it just stopped. Would love to find out why and if there is a fix for it.

  29. loudestnoise
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just to throw my voice in, I have the same problem running wp2.0. i'm pretty sure it stopped working right after 2.0 upgrade.

  30. Nevioth
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same Problem here, fresh install of WP 2.0.
    it thought maybe it was one of the plugins or a new theme, but upon disabling all of these it's still not working.
    And i see this thread goes on and still no solution for 2.0? *sigh*.

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