For a great many people, email is a sanctuary. It's only for the very important things they need to pay special attention to. But many websites are not respecting this preference. I went through this with LinkedIn. Even though I turned off email for groups I'm in on LinkedIn, they kept turning them back on. So I finally had to just block LinkedIn completely. Now they can't email me for anything important and it is their fault for wanting to flood my email box.
@WordPress.COM and @Gravatar ... please do not do this. Please give user preference settings so that we can specify the level of emailing for various classes of events. These preferences should be in our account settings and apply as defaults to the many "each time" choices like when posting a comment.
Offer the option of a daily, weekly or monthly summary alternative to be mailed. Then it can say things like "you made 15 comments on 12 blogs this week". And this, of course, would all be summarized somewhere in our admin panel so we don't even have to opt in to this.
Just please don't put me in the position of having to choose between moving my blog to another site, and having to block all email from you.
The blog I need help with is blog.motre.net.