I am working on a Wordpress 3.9.1 site, specifically the comments form.

I have a copy of the site on my server and I want to test the form in the following three ways:

  • Adding a new comment
  • Replying to a comment
  • Replying to a reply of a comment

To do so, I want to be careful not to send many emails out to the site owner, and I want to be very careful not to send any out any email to site users.

I see under site > admin that there are options to "E-mail me whenever":

  • Anyone posts a comment
  • A comment is held for moderation

These are both unchecked. My question is whether there is anywhere else I should worry about emails being sent (eg if someone replies to a user, does the user get sent an email?)

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Emails are sent to site admin(settings->general E-mail Address) when you check the email me option . No need to worry if you un-check that assuming you are not using any plugins that overrides.

  • Thanks. What about the potential for emails being sent to users? Do they get an email when someone replies to their comment?
    – RichardB
    Jul 26, 2014 at 15:23
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    no emails will be sent to users unless they subscribe to comments on the post(if comment form has option for subscribing)
    – bravokeyl
    Jul 26, 2014 at 15:55
  • Just using it out-of-the-box, so it doesn't seem to have a subscribe option. Thanks for your help.
    – RichardB
    Jul 26, 2014 at 15:57

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