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Friday, October 23, 2015

You Cannot Reply To Comments, From Your Inbox

Some blog owners keep reporting problems with comment replies never posting to their blog - or being received by the comment publisher - in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue.
When I reply to blog comments through GMail, the reply doesn't show up on my blog.
or
My readers never get my replies, to their comments!
This blog owner is trying to use a feature that should exist - but simply is not available.

When using email from Blogger hosted comments, a blog owner sees the comment, just published by the blog reader.

Comments are very useful, in building a community.
Comments are a major feature, in community building. If you're looking at a comment in your Blogger comments moderation or notification email, it's only natural to try to reply, immediately.

It was possible, long ago, to reply - and to harvest email addresses.
Long ago, it was possible to reply to comments, from moderation or notification email. Unfortunately, Blogger found it necessary to protect blog owners, by blocking their email addresses from passing in comments - even to the blog owners who were interested in moderating and possibly replying.

Now, if you read your comment moderation or notification email, many of your readers comments will appear, in your Inbox, with an email address of "noreply-comments@blogger.com".


I can reply to Pearl, only in a public comment - either published to my blog, or to her blog.


Any replies, to "noreply" addresses, go nowhere.
If you use the email "Reply" option, your reply simply vanishes - nothing to the comment author, or to the blog. It's labeled "noreply", for your benefit.

This is the price that we must pay, for protection against phishing blog thieves. And, it's one more example why I despise hackers, phishers, and spammers.

Dude, hit me with a comment!