Two days ago, out of the blue, I stopped receiving email notifications from WordPress. As in, I was no longer getting emails with each comment. Therefore eliminating my option to reply to commenters in email instead of in comments. This KILLED me. I Googled, I submitted forum threads at WordPress.org, I twittered about it – I did everything short of begging the internet to MAKE IT WORK ALREADY. I found several places on the WordPress forums where people had posted the same issue, but there was never any useful resolution other than insistence that the blogger had changes something. I knew I had done nothing to change my blog but I had a hard time convincing anyone of that. I kept saying, “I’ve done nothing but write blog entries.” To which they would say, “And did you change [insert random setting here]?” NO. NOTHING BUT WRITE AN ENTRY.
Finally today I submitted a ticket with my host in the hopes they could help me. After much back and forth (They kept insisting that it had to do with my Spam Assassin. NO. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT.) it suddenly started worked. When I asked what happened this was the response:
A recent cPanel upgrade has blocked the mails that is generated from the scripts, that was implemented by cPanel for added security. This has been corrected now. Let us know if you need any further assistance.
So, for those of you who are googling any of the same things I was last night like:
no comment verification
Wordpess no longer emailing me about comments
my blog is suddenly possessed by satan and PISSING ME OFF
Then you maybe will find you way here and know what to do: Ask your host if there has been a recent cPanel upgrade. And then buy beer.