Comment notifications are not working. Or rather they are working but with like a 48 hour delay. So if there was a comment posted today, you may get it Wednesday or something like that. And there is nothing I can do about it. Or rather nothing short term – long term solution is to switch hosts naturally. Dreamhost doesn’t seem to be able to figure out how to run a fucking SMTP server.
They had the same exact problem like a month or two ago, and apparently they haven’t really fixed it cause it is back only worse this time. I swear, I can’t win with these guys. Do not host with them – seriously!
In the meantime I recommend using a service like Co.mments.com to keep track of the discussion threads on your favorite dreamhost hosted blogs. I routinely use it for blogs that do not offer email notifications at all. You don’t get notifications instantly the way it is with email, but it’s better than nothing.
It seems that some notifications are going through – at least for me. I got a whole slew of notifications from yesterday this morning, and few came in on posts which were done today. So it seems that the situation is improving. The dreamhoststatus.com thing however still says it’s unresolved so don’t hold your breath.
[tags]dreamhost, dreamhost sucks, dreamhost mail delayed[/tags]