As many of you are aware we have not been getting email notifications when comments are left on our blogs following the European GDPR changes.
In order to receive emails now there are a few simple steps to follow.
1. Go into your Dashboard. Select your personal blog.
2. Click on Settings on the left hand side.
3. Click on Email and this screen will appear:
If this does not work, try this for step 5:
5. Click on "Choose from Contacts" and insert youremail address and click Save again.
Public Service Announcement:
For reasons known only to the Blogger Techies, we are no longer getting email notifications that comments have been made on our blogs. It is assumed that this is connected with the new GDPR rules - i.e. Blogger will not share your email address with anyone without your express permission.
The work-around is to check comments on your Dashboard as they are listed there in date order. If you post regularly this is more efficient than checking the blog itself.
I moderate comments which means I will not publish any comments until I have a chance to reply to them so there may be a delay in your comment appearing.
The easiest way to reply to a comment now is to copy and paste from the Dashboard into an email. Assuming you already have the person's email in your address book.
I have disabled comments on this post. I just wanted to share with you all ASAP.
Edit to add:
The work-around seems to be to comment yourself and tick the "notify me" button. Then you get sent an email every time someone else comments. BUT they all come from "no-reply" addresses so you still need to know the person's email to reply to them. Also, if you moderate comments, you don't get the email until after you publish the comment! We must be patient and wait for Blogger to fix this.
Posted on Google Forum on 30th May 2018
Any questions, please drop me an email.