After some three years of blogging I still come across several bloggers that don't use a comment reply for receiving an email when someone has commented. Or for receiving emails from other bloggers for further interaction. So let's go over these COMMENTS + REPLY SETTINGS.
When hovering with the mouse over a blogger's name in a comment email sent out by Blogger, you may find the following: CTRL + click to follow link: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
This means it is a DEAD END! Emails cannot be received; they will come back to you as being not deliverable. This is not a good thing for bloggers.
So first I will show you how to solve this problem.
Go to Design and click Settings. Select Mobile and email.
Put your email address in the box where I marked with yellow.
Another tip for using Email posts to is helpful for times when you accidentally delete your post or something goes wrong. If you email it to yourself, you still got the entire blog post ready for posting again instead of re-writing it entirely.
Good habit is for exporting your blog from time to time and saving it on your PC. See link below post with updated info.
In order to receive email notification of a reply email to your comments, you first must do the above step of COMMENT NOTIFICATION EMAIL.
You have seen this type of Comments where you can reply to any other blogger or reply to any question, whatsoever.
To do this you have to change a few settings which I show you below in 2 steps:
1) Go to Design
From the Drop down in Allow Blog Feed: select Full
2) Go to Settings
click Posts and comments
From the Comment Location drop down window select Embedded.
YOU ARE ALL DONE!
All you need to do when leaving a comment in the comment box, in order to receive an email about a reply, click on Subsribe by email as circled red below my comment box.
In order to receive email updates when someone comments on your blog post, you must first set your COMMENT NOTIFICATION EMAIL, shown at the very top in first how to.
This Subsribe by email is NOT to subscribe to the blog itself! Only to this very post for receiving follow up comments!
SIMPLE but very functional.
Far better than having to go back to the other blogger's post for finding out if there was a reply.
Try it out yourself.