In the last two weeks I have noticed my comment back or reply back emails have been in my spam folder. I thought it was some weird error on my part so I ignored them. It wasn’t a lot and I figured it might have been some kind of error that would fix itself. That was until Saturday when everything I replied to on my blog came back to me in my spam folder. What does that mean? That means not one of the people that commented on my blog got an email saying I replied back. They don’t know I replied to their comment. It was making me look like a very bad blogger.
Sunday I noticed it happening again, so I did a little investigating. It seems CommentLuv reply me was bouncing emails back to my spam folder. I sent the creator a message but got a rather sad email saying he was very sick and not troubleshooting anymore. It was up to us to fix it ourselves with his suggestions. They would still have updateds but no help if the plugin has an issue. I pretty much panicked at this point. What was I going to do?
I remembered I am in a Resource blogging group on Facebook that Ashley from Nosegraze is a member. I figured if she wasn’t around maybe one of the other ladies in the group would have a suggestion. Thankfully Ashley was on FB and replied to me right away. I explained to her what was going on and since she is the BESTEST EVER. Had some great info I didn’t know and I was able to fix the problem.
Email (AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, etc) has made some adjustment and it’s causing those emails that tell people that a blogger replied to end up in the bloggers spam folder they consider it SPOOF mail. So the reply back feature isn’t working with CommentLuv. She suggested I turn off CommentLuv and install Comment Reply Notification. I didn’t really want to get rid of CommentLuv so instead I just turned off the ReplyMe part of it and installed what she suggest. IT WORKED!!! The plugin hasn’t had an update in 6 years, which concerns me, but Ashley reassured me that the code was fine and would work. She was right, of course. 🙂
If you are using CommentLuv and don’t check your spam, you might want to, because unless you have another reply option on your blog most of your replies are not being seen by your followers. I have noticed a lot of blogs I have commented on I haven’t gotten a reply back when I usually do. So you might want to check that out and try what I did until CommentLuv comes out with a new update. If they do.
So I promise I am commenting back, you just were not getting them and I apologize for not noticing that sooner but that goodness for Ashley, she always has a way to make me feel less panic and more relaxed. I am so thankful for her help.
Hope you all have an amazing day
and Happy Blogging!