Receiving Emails from Tumblr

Email Verification

What’s a verification email?

When you sign up for an account, we send an email to the address you signed up with. It’s a spot check so we can make sure we have the correct address. This is especially important if you’ve enabled email notifications for your blogs.

What should I do if I haven’t received a verification email?

If you haven’t received an email from us, try the following:

  • On the Settings page, make sure there’s not a typo in the email address listed for your account.
  • Check your spam or junk filters.
  • Add no-reply@tumblr.com to your Address Book or Contacts.
  • Request a new verification message via the “Send it again” link at the top of your Dashboard.

Email Notifications

What are email notifications?

They’re a great way to find out if you have new followers, post replies, or new messages.

How do I enable email notifications?

  1. Visit the Email Settings page by clicking the gear icon at the top of your Dashboard.
  2. In the “Email” section, check the boxes for the blog(s) you’d like to update.
  3. Scroll down and hit “Save.”

Why haven’t I received email notifications?

If you’ve set up email notifications but haven’t received an email from us, try the following:

  • On the Preferences page, make sure there’s not a typo in the email address listed for your account.
  • Check your spam or junk filters.
  • Add no-reply@tumblr.com to your Address Book or Contacts.
  • FYI: It is not possible to receive notifications for Fan Mail.

Why do I only receive a few email notifications each day?

To keep from flooding your inbox or tripping your spam filter, we’ll only send you the first few dozen notifications.

Password Reset Emails

What if I haven’t received a password reset email?

If you’ve tried to reset your password but haven’t received an email from us, try the following:

  • Check your spam or junk filters.
  • Add no-reply@tumblr.com to your Address Book or Contacts.
  • During peak use hours, it may take up to ten minutes to receive the email. If you do not receive the email after this period of time, revisit the Forgot Password page to request a new reset email.

More Troubleshooting

If you're still having issues receiving a verification or password reset link, use the link at the bottom of this page to email us. Messaging us from the email you use for Tumblr will speed up the process and help us verify that you are the account owner.

If you no longer have access to the email that you used to register your Tumblr account, please remember to include the following information in your message to us:

  • Username (Tumblr URL)
  • Registered email address (even if you can't currently access that account)
  • The IP address from which you most recently accessed your Tumblr account. You can Google "What is my IP?" to find out what this is.