My WordPress change admin email notification does not arrive

Not only that, WordPress was not sending the WordPress admin email notification (checked server email log), so it wasn’t a matter of spam filtering.

Here is a good way to fix the WordPress admin email not sending issue;

  1. Go to [domain]/wp-admin/options.php and scroll down to admin_email.
  2. Type in the new email.
  3. Then scroll alllllllllll the way down to the bottom and smash that Save Changes button.

Thanks to mononox at for the admin_email change trick.

But Wait, There’s More

I was not able to do this as I was getting a 403 Forbidden error. I’d also get a 403 Forbidden error when trying to update General > Writing. Why am I telling you about my WordPress 403 Forbidden error for the Writing tab?

Removing a bunch of old URLS in the Update Services box the 403 Forbidden Error on the WordPress Settings > General page.

I was also then able to go back to Settings > General and successfully receive the WordPress admin email change notification!

So for me that is the solution for the WordPress admin email change notification not sending AND fix my WordPress 403 Forbidden errors – delete the Update Services information under Settings > General. So simple. And weird. Individual results may vary 🙂

Did I save your bacon? Avert a crisis? Let’s relax with a mug of Milo 🙂

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