Weird Emails

I’ve gotten a few emails from people saying they’re getting unreadable emails from me. If you’re among those people, then I’m sincerely sorry. I promise I have not sent any out.

The only possible explanation for this that I can think of is that people signed up to receive notifications from my website/blog.

My site was redone yesterday, which meant updating pages to get things to work properly. Also, I just remembered that I imported some pages to test different features and I’m hoping this is what caused it. Why hoping? Because it means that, while super annoying for you guys (I’m so sorry!), I haven’t been hacked and your inboxes shouldn’t blow up with emails until I blog again (er, like…now. Really, I’m sorry!). I’m not actually sure when people get updates, and I can’t find out without possibly triggering another email-meltdown–which I really, really don’t want to do.

### Last minute edit: I signed up for my own blog and this is where I found the way to remove myself: https://subscribe.wordpress.com/ ###

After Googling for an hour, the only thing I know is: If you signed up for notifications, then it’s impossible for me to remove you. No where does it allow me to see WHO is following my website/blog–I just know people are. I can’t add anyone to this list or remove them.

The only possible solution that I’ve found so far is something that, A) I’ve never tested, and B) have no way of knowing whether it’s accurate or even up-to-date, and C) is for WordPress users only. Here’s the LINK to the article I found. Scroll to the bottom of the page–it’s one of the last options. And here’s the condensed version:

How do I stop receiving email notifications for the individual blogs I follow?

1: Click the Edit List button located next to Blogs I Follow.
2: Find the blog(s) you wish to stop receiving email notifications from and in the Get new posts by email column, pick Never from the dropdown box.

Another possible solution would be to search your email for any mention of “Lanie Jordan” or “laniejordan.com” and see if that shows any results about receiving notifications. I’m hoping that it’ll have an unsubscribe or remove link in the email–or at the very least a way for you to ‘update’ your settings and remove your email from the list.

Signing people up for things they didn’t ask to be signed up for is NOT cool and it’s something I’d never, ever do. Those who’ve been following me for a while will, hopefully, know this is true. I’ve had my newsletter for over two years and I’ve only sent out one. I hate spam and despise being signed up for things I don’t want to receive, and I see no reason to subject others to it.

I’m going to continue using my Google-fu and search for more methods of removal and ask my friends if they have any ideas. The last thing I want is for people to get notifications they don’t want.

Again, I’m so, so sorry for the annoyance level I know y’all must have reached with this. This was not the first-post-of-the-year that I wanted to write.

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Last minute edit: I signed up for my own blog and this is where I found the way to remove myself: https://subscribe.wordpress.com/

Last minute edit #2: I just saw that, at the bottom of the mails you receive from my website, there is an unsubscribe button. *slaps head*

3 Responses

  1. Cyndy

    Glad to hear it wasn’t a hacker. Yes we got notifications of everything you were touching.
    FYI to the readers – the gobbledygook was a placeholder font called Lorem Ipsum. Print/design has used Lorem Ipsum for forever.

    • I’m so sorry, Cyndy! The site was in Maintenance Mode, so I just (incorrectly) assumed that stopped anything from going out.

      This just makes me sick knowing y’all got spammed, however unintentional it was. :/

  2. Cyndy

    pas. Looking forward to an update as to how you are doing.