Thanks to the many users who have been testing the comment reply via email feature we are now ready to open it up to all WordPress.com users. Here’s a quick refresher video on how it works:
Two things to enable this feature. First, make sure email notifications for comments are turned on. Second, select the ‘Enable sending comment replies via email’ option. All of these items are on the Settings > Discussion page.
With those options in place instead of clicking back to your dashboard, you can reply to the comment straight from e-mail. When you click reply, a special WordPress e-mail address will appear in the Sender line, matching your reply to the proper comment thread. Send it off, and your reply is up on your blog in seconds.
Really digging the blending of blogging and email? Just wait, there’s more to come!
I’m sure for some, this will be like winning the lottery. Ok, maybe not that big win-of-a-lifetime… but still.
Can’t wait to see what the ‘more to come’ is.
It’s worth to try.
It’s a great idea, However, I can not use this option, though, I have set of options involved in the discussion page. When I press reply comment in my dashboard page, it does not appear as the video guide. Please help me! Thank for your help!
Woohoo! =D Very handy!
yeah ! this is really cool one !
wordpress is getting better and better !
This is great! I’ve noticed this feature on other blogs and it’s nice to have it available on mine. Thanks again WordPress!
Makes things easier by the day. :)
Nice. I’ll try it
I really like the new option, it saves me some time while allowing me to reply faster!
I look forward to testing this out!
It’s a welcome feature. Thank you. :)
This is an excellent feature. Thank you so much for developing and providing it to us wordpress.com bloggers. :)
Great feature, but I take it that comment moderation needs to be turned off in order for it to work? You can’t reply to a comment that hasn’t been approved yet ;)
This’ll make it a lot easier to reply with my cell phone! Good job~~ I’m loving it!
Settings changed and ready to roll. Thanks!
This will make it so much easier to reply to comments without having to log into the blog all the time. Thanks!
great , many thanks
Does that mean you’re going to follow the “Posterous way of blogging”? If so, count me in!
I’ve noticed a last week when I sent a reply via email the following appeared at the end of my comment “— On Wed, 4/15/09, comment-reply[@]wordpress. com wrote:” I’m ok with this but I don’t wanna have to go back and delete this line everytime. But I do like the feature and glad others can enjoy it now :)
WordPress, you are the best!
Awesome isn’t even enough to describe how I feel about you guys!
when I reply in Lithuanian, the Lithuanian letter ąčęėįšųū are displayed incorrectly. It seems that UTF encoding doesn’t work there?
I’m testing it out
@Joseph: This was with a comment a while back: http://carocat.co.uk/2008/10/20/fable-2/#comment-35923
I assume that’s changed since the beta?
This is a good idea, but less obvious step master. Please a series. I have long thought so, about how to reply to comments by email, every comment because my blog entry to my email. Please be assisted, apologize, still a beginner. Thank you very much.
good thing i saw this post, i was really wondering if the replyes i give to the comments on the blog return to the commenter’s mail. thanks
Thanks! I have been looking forward to this feature for a long time!
looks great thanks
@Joseph: My wp.com display name is Cat, my email display name is my full name. When I tested the email comment feature back then it used my full name from my email account and not the wp.com display name.
Seeing there are reasons I don’t wish to have my display name on the internet I edited the display name of the comment since.
Hi, I am just learn how I can use wordpress, but I like it more and more . great job!
that’s great. i’m going to enable that.
Using it already for a while – very fine. Thanks.
I love this, I’ve just begun my blog and it’s already starting to get some buzz. This feature will help me keep and stay organized! Now if I can just figure out how to get my blog site to post directly to the LOVE category!!
really fantastic!!! a great feature!!!
It’s looking good! Time to test it out.
WordPress.com is the best! ;-)
Great, I’ll give it a try. Thanks.
Thats great !Gonna save my time:)
I was just thinking yesterday that I needed this – and was going to suggest it! Thanks!!
cool. . :)
Does this also send an email reply to the commenter? That would be groovy . . .
yes, this is good option, I’ll try to do so, nice work wordpress
Great idea! គំនិតល្អ !
This is an awesome tool. thanks a million
This is wonderful. Thanks!
Great … Will try it out :)
it’s nice… i’ll try it.
Joseph Scott !!
Thanks for the video presentation ………..
That what I am looking for !!!
Blogging in wordpress is outstanding and really love blogging in wordpress !!!
thanks again …..
I moved my blog a few times to find you guys… think it was worth it :)
Cool, but I like replying to comments on WordPress. My e-mail is very slow.
i’ve tried it. just follow the directions… and done. so simple. thanks to wordpress.
That’s gotta be the best new I heard today. You guys are awesome, and I can’t stop saying this! ;)
The option to turn that on doesn’t show up for me…
Magic dude magic… Tx 4 the input much appreciated. Go wordpress you Go…
Fantastic features. Now interaction will become lot more easy…
It’s great, I love it.
ouw, thats great!
first trial, very good!
Great news. Keep them coming!
This is a great feature..I love wordpress. The only thing that I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t allow to add some widgets in the sidebar…outside of this everything is great.
this is worth a try ;)
another awesome feature! Keep them coming guys!
This is new to me but will check it out to see how it really works.
It’s new for all of us. =)
I don’t like it very much though, I prefer to keep my inbox clean.
But I love the new Dashboard so much; why would I want to stay away from the WordPress.com interface? :)
Fantastic, this will be really helpful and save time. 80)
I have again recently been thanking my good luck that i ended up with WordPress (not quite chance, but almost) as i had reason to try n contact the Blogger ‘help’ forums – you notice i put help in inverted commas as it’s not the right word! – no joy yet and pretty baffled about why the problem occurred in the first place. The energy and commitment of you WP lot puts the rest to shame.
I will give it a try! Thanks…
Absolutely the coolest feature yet. Makes WordPress my favorite blog. I’ll be concentrating on my wordpress.com blog over all others from now on! Awesome! :D
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
wow i really want to test this out it sounds so COOL!! Keep up the great work WP!
Quite convenient indeed, especially on the road. I’ve configured it and am looking forward to trying it. Thanks.
Can’t wait to try it. Thanks, WordPress.
I set the discussions page as explained here and received the comments in my mailbox. I replyed them but they didn’t show up here. What happened from my mailbox to here? Did my replies simply disappear? What may be wrong?
Great new feature….!!!