wordpress logoAfter another appallingly quiet day on WordPress, where none of my favourite bloggers seem to have posted…again... a quick scroll through the dreaded Reader confirmed my worst fears.

“You have blocked all email notifications.”

Once again, I beg to differ, dear WordPress. You may have blocked all my email notifications… I certainly haven’t. Not in error, not by accident, not at all.

It is, however, an easy fix… and once again my computer will be chirping away with happy little pings and whirrs….until they do it again and I sit there twiddling my thumbs wondering why the place is so quiet.

The irony is that by posting the solution yet again, it will not be available to anyone who relies on email notifications if said notifications have been already been blocked.

If it happens to you:

1. Hover over ‘Reader’ top left to bring up menu and select ‘Manage’.


2. Click right pointing arrow > to access notification settings on any blog you follow.


3. This takes you to where you can choose the delivery type and frequency for each individual blog you follow. If your settings are as you left them, fine. If not, a message will appear saying ‘you have blocked all email notifications’. Follow the link they give and scroll down to Unblock…and Save.


This will correct the problem and your inbox too will once again echo to the patter of notifications.

Till they do it again.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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72 Responses to Grrr…

  1. davidprosser says:

    Total frustration. Thanks for providing an escape for the rest of us Sue.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


  2. Ritu says:

    Oh man! That’s so frustrating…. again! I’m goring on your behalf… as is my overnight
    House guest Alfie the blue staff!!!


  3. Bernadette says:

    Thanks for the heads up.


  4. Miriam says:

    Thanks Sue. Lots of gremlins on my site too. Very annoying. 😦


  5. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    In case you’re having this problem too 🐵


  6. Why the WP tinkers have to continue tinkering is beyond me. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!


  7. I’m even having problems reading what is there. Grrrr!!!!!! I was just reading a Silent Eye post and thought my laptop was going to blow up. It only does it on WordPress. So annoying.


  8. Susan Scott says:

    It happened to me last month ….


  9. Thanks. This explains why my emails suddenly got halved.


  10. noelleg44 says:

    What the heck is going on with WP? I’m sorry to hear this happened again, Sue, but thanks for the info on how to unblock. I’m saving this post. Gremlins? Poltergeists? Mice?


  11. Thank You soooooooooooooooo much!!!! Was wondering what the heck was happening!!!! 😱😱😱😱


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  13. Rae Longest says:

    Thank you for this information. I am new to the blogging world and pretty new to computers (ha Ha), so I learned a great deal from this post. TY

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Grrrrr.
    What can I bring you to calm your nerves? I feel for you. o_O


  15. This has happened to me twice, Sue. No reason, other than WordPress seems to have flicked the switch saying I have blocked all emails! As if I’d ever do that?
    I was briefly taken hostage by the spam monster again, yesterday. Fortunately, I managed to escape.


  16. calensariel says:

    Well THAT explains a lot! Thanks for the post.


  17. dgkaye says:

    So bloody annoying already. 😦 So many are having all kinds of woes.


  18. Sue, some of us prefer to go in and read blogs others rely on notifications. Thank you for the heads up of why emails go quiet and how to fix it, educational and a handy reminder of what to do when 500 emails per day stop arriving lol xoxo


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