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!
Apr 23rd at 3:51 pm
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.
Apr 23rd at 3:52 pm
It’s worth to try.
Apr 23rd at 4:19 pm
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!
Apr 23rd at 4:26 pm
Woohoo! =D Very handy!
Apr 23rd at 4:34 pm
yeah ! this is really cool one !
wordpress is getting better and better !
Apr 23rd at 4:34 pm
This is great! I’ve noticed this feature on other blogs and it’s nice to have it available on mine. Thanks again WordPress!
Apr 23rd at 4:37 pm
Makes things easier by the day.
Apr 23rd at 4:37 pm
Nice. I’ll try it
Apr 23rd at 4:39 pm
I really like the new option, it saves me some time while allowing me to reply faster!
Apr 23rd at 4:46 pm
I look forward to testing this out!
Apr 23rd at 5:02 pm
It’s a welcome feature. Thank you.
Apr 23rd at 5:13 pm
This is an excellent feature. Thank you so much for developing and providing it to us wordpress.com bloggers.
Apr 23rd at 5:14 pm
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
Apr 23rd at 5:23 pm
This’ll make it a lot easier to reply with my cell phone! Good job~~ I’m loving it!
Apr 23rd at 5:58 pm
Settings changed and ready to roll. Thanks!
Apr 23rd at 5:59 pm
This will make it so much easier to reply to comments without having to log into the blog all the time. Thanks!
Apr 23rd at 6:01 pm
great , many thanks
Apr 23rd at 6:10 pm
Apr 23rd at 6:17 pm
Does that mean you’re going to follow the “Posterous way of blogging”? If so, count me in!
Apr 23rd at 6:26 pm
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
Apr 23rd at 6:39 pm
WordPress, you are the best!
Awesome isn’t even enough to describe how I feel about you guys!
Apr 23rd at 6:44 pm
when I reply in Lithuanian, the Lithuanian letter ąčęėįšųū are displayed incorrectly. It seems that UTF encoding doesn’t work there?
Apr 23rd at 6:57 pm
I’m testing it out
Apr 23rd at 7:17 pm
@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?
Apr 23rd at 7:29 pm
Apr 23rd at 7:35 pm
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.
Apr 23rd at 7:36 pm
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
Apr 23rd at 7:38 pm
Thanks! I have been looking forward to this feature for a long time!
Apr 23rd at 7:43 pm
looks great thanks
Apr 23rd at 7:53 pm
@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.
Apr 23rd at 7:59 pm
Hi, I am just learn how I can use wordpress, but I like it more and more . great job!
Apr 23rd at 8:39 pm
that’s great. i’m going to enable that.
Apr 23rd at 9:12 pm
Using it already for a while – very fine. Thanks.
Apr 23rd at 9:26 pm
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!!
Apr 23rd at 9:27 pm
Apr 23rd at 9:38 pm
really fantastic!!! a great feature!!!
Apr 23rd at 9:47 pm
It’s looking good! Time to test it out.
Apr 23rd at 10:10 pm
WordPress.com is the best!
Apr 23rd at 11:25 pm
Great, I’ll give it a try. Thanks.
Apr 23rd at 11:58 pm
Thats great !Gonna save my time:)
Apr 24th at 1:18 am
Apr 24th at 1:24 am
I was just thinking yesterday that I needed this – and was going to suggest it! Thanks!!
Apr 24th at 1:39 am
Apr 24th at 2:41 am
Does this also send an email reply to the commenter? That would be groovy . . .
Apr 24th at 3:16 am
yes, this is good option, I’ll try to do so, nice work wordpress
Apr 24th at 3:24 am
Great idea! គំនិតល្អ !
Apr 24th at 3:36 am
This is an awesome tool. thanks a million
Apr 24th at 4:00 am
This is wonderful. Thanks!
Apr 24th at 4:27 am
Great … Will try it out
Apr 24th at 4:36 am
it’s nice… i’ll try it.
Apr 24th at 4:43 am
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 …..
Apr 24th at 4:45 am
I moved my blog a few times to find you guys… think it was worth it
Apr 24th at 5:29 am
Cool, but I like replying to comments on WordPress. My e-mail is very slow.
Apr 24th at 5:53 am
i’ve tried it. just follow the directions… and done. so simple. thanks to wordpress.
Apr 24th at 6:20 am
That’s gotta be the best new I heard today. You guys are awesome, and I can’t stop saying this!
Apr 24th at 6:39 am
Apr 24th at 6:48 am
The option to turn that on doesn’t show up for me…
Apr 24th at 7:26 am
Apr 24th at 9:25 am
Magic dude magic… Tx 4 the input much appreciated. Go wordpress you Go…
Apr 24th at 9:33 am
Fantastic features. Now interaction will become lot more easy…
Apr 24th at 10:01 am
Apr 24th at 10:06 am
It’s great, I love it.
Apr 24th at 10:07 am
ouw, thats great!
Apr 24th at 11:35 am
first trial, very good!
Apr 24th at 12:19 pm
Great news. Keep them coming!
Apr 24th at 1:22 pm
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.
Apr 24th at 2:07 pm
Apr 24th at 2:13 pm
this is worth a try
Apr 24th at 2:44 pm
another awesome feature! Keep them coming guys!
Apr 24th at 3:28 pm
This is new to me but will check it out to see how it really works.
Apr 24th at 4:03 pm
It’s new for all of us. =)
I don’t like it very much though, I prefer to keep my inbox clean.
Apr 24th at 4:14 pm
But I love the new Dashboard so much; why would I want to stay away from the WordPress.com interface?
Apr 24th at 6:50 pm
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.
Apr 24th at 7:24 pm
I will give it a try! Thanks…
Apr 24th at 7:34 pm
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!
Apr 24th at 7:50 pm
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Apr 24th at 11:40 pm
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Apr 25th at 12:21 am
wow i really want to test this out it sounds so COOL!! Keep up the great work WP!
Apr 25th at 12:33 am
Quite convenient indeed, especially on the road. I’ve configured it and am looking forward to trying it. Thanks.
Apr 25th at 2:46 am
Can’t wait to try it. Thanks, WordPress.
Apr 25th at 4:33 am
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?
Apr 25th at 6:42 am
Apr 25th at 6:42 am
Great new feature….!!!