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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#39697 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Option in Settings to Disable Password Reset Notifications

Reported by: s3w47m88's profile s3w47m88 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.8
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:


I would like to request an option in WordPress Settings > General to disable Password Reset notifications.

I am willing to write the code and submit the patch for this if I can get authorization to do so.

I believe this is necessary and should be in Core because it's not increasing the security of WordPress by notifying the site owner every time this is done, and unless the author actually needs this it's otherwise unnecessary tax on the server's mail system.

Thank you for your consideration!

Attachments (1)

39697-concept.patch (2.1 KB) - added by keraweb 5 years ago.
Concept addition to wp_update_user() to allow disabling emails through parameters

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Change History (4)

5 years ago

Concept addition to wp_update_user() to allow disabling emails through parameters

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by noisysocks. View the logs.

3 years ago

#2 @talldanwp
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

@s3w47m88 Thanks for putting forward the suggestion. This ticket was discussed in a triage session in slack (the link requires a Making WordPress slack account -

It was noted that there are plugins providing this functionality and that the option can be modified through code using the wp_password_change_notification_email filter.

The feeling was that the reasons for including this as a core option were not quite strong enough to warrant implementing the feature and that this might actually reduce security for lots of users. Given there are available alternatives, the best option seems to be to close the ticket.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Users
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