Update: Blogger’s FollowByEmail widget is going away

Last updated: April 13, 2021.

The Feedburner team announced that their email subscription service will be discontinued in July 2021. As a result, Blogger’s email subscription widget, also known as the FollowByEmail widget, will be turned off.

From July 2021 onwards, your existing Feedburner feeds will continue to serve but the automated emails to your subscribers won’t be supported. If you’d like to continue to send emails to your subscribers and use an alternative automated email solution, you can download your subscriber contacts.

After April 13, 2021, blogs that don’t already use the FollowByEmail widget can't enable it.


What's happening with Blogger's subscription widget?
Blogger’s email subscription widget, also known as the FollowByEmail widget, will be turned down in July 2021. Specifically, the email subscription system will no longer work and your subscribers will no longer receive email updates.
Why is the feature being turned down?
FeedBurner recently announced its plan to invest in new infrastructure that will allow a smaller and more stable feature set. As part of this change, FeedBurner will turn down the email subscriptions feature that powers the FollowByEmail widget. For further information, please refer to this Feedburner announcement.
What should I do about this?
You may use other email subscription services to continue the relationship with your subscribers. We recommend that you download your subscriber list from Feedburner.
What's going to happen with my blog?
Your blog will continue to function as usual, except we’ll no longer support automated emails to your subscribers powered by the FollowByEmail widget. Your email subscribers will no longer receive email updates beginning in July 2021.
When will the email subscription service be turned down?
July 2021.
Can I download the email subscriber list from Feedburner after July?
Yes. After July 2021, you can still download your subscribers list.
Will the email subscription feature be supported again in the future?
Currently, there are no plans to support this feature again in the future.
Can you recommend any alternative automated email solutions?
We’re unable to recommend any external services at this time.
How can I download my subscriber contacts list from Feedburner?
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