Built into WordPress is a feature that allows a blog owner to be notified via e-mail each and every time a new comment has been posted or when a comment needs to be approved. This option can come in really helpful at times and may bother sometimes. It  is enabled by default on all installations. In this article, we will show you how to turn off comment notifications in WordPress.

The first thing you need to do is login to your WordPress dashboard. Next, select Settings > Discussion in the left side navigation menu.

Scroll down the Discussion Settings page until you see, “E-mail me whenever”. You now have the option to check or un-check two boxes:

Now uncheck both boxes. This will turn off the notification emails you receive whenever some posts a comment, or when a comment is held for moderation.

It’s always a good idea to require manual approval for comments which can be turned on via the “Before a comment appears” section below. If you will do this then there is no real reason to get notified via email every time there is a new comment to see or approve.