How to Unsubscribe from Disqus Comment Notifications

Disqus is a universal commenting tool that a lot of websites use, but has annoying default settings. Kill the spam without missing out on the conversation.

Have you recently been receiving a ton of emails from Disqus? Disqus is a popular commenting platform used across the web. By default, when you make a comment, any site using Disqus it automatically subscribes you to receive notifications on all new comments for that particular page or article. For smaller sites this isn’t so bad, but if you use it on a large popular site then you better brace your inbox because you’ll be receiving a volley of comment update emails for the next few days. Thankfully there is an easy way to unsubscribe from these notifications, but it’s probably in the last place you’d look.

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To unsubscribe from notifications to a particular single discussion, you have to go back to the page that you first left the comment on, since that is where you were (automatically) signed up.

The Unsubscribe button is hidden in the Discussion menu with the star label. Simply click the down-arrow next to the star label and select “Unsubscribe from email.”

unsubscribe from disqus emails

A green confirmation box will appear to let you know the action was completed.

no more notificaions from this thread

Now that you’ve unsubscribed from one thread, the problem is that every time you leave a comment with Disqus it will keep automatically sign you up for email notification updates. You’ll want to get rid of that, unless you enjoy the email.

To make sure these annoying notifications don’t come back. Visit your Disqus account dashboard. From there open the Notifications tab and uncheck the box labeled “Subscribe to threads that I comment on.”

You can disable all of the notifications if you like, but I like to leave in the ones that let me know someone replied to my comment or mentioned me specifically.

Now scroll to the bottom of this tab.

disqus account settings don't auto-subscribe

Click Save Changes at the bottom.

save changes

Done! No more email blasts from Disqus, at least, not the spammy kind.




  1. Micah Goldstein

    November 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    So how do you get at this menu without signing up for a disqus account? Isn’t the point of disqus that it doesn’t require it’s own signup?

    • Steve Krause

      November 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      I think you can get to it using a google or facebook account cant you?

      • Micah Goldstein

        November 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        Nope, doesn’t work. The only way to get at anything higher–such as the disqus “dashboard” is to make an account on the disqus website.

        Thanks for responding. I’m just looking for clues.

  2. Lynda

    April 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Is there an easier way? I don’t know where my first comments are. And how does one unsubscribe from DisqusAnd altogether?

    • Melissa

      December 16, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      You can delete your account, but when I read it, it said something along the lines of once you delete your account, it can’t be undone, so to make sure this is something you really want to do.

  3. jelabarre59

    December 26, 2016 at 10:03 am

    ***NOPE***, no such option. If Disqus were even slightly *LESS* incompetent this would be doable. But Disqus are the typical crackheads running such sites

  4. Melissa

    December 16, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve done all of this, and NONE of my notifications are enabled. NONE. On my disqus account dashboard, there is nothing there that specifically says, “personal settings” or a start to click on.

    I am still though, getting 30+ emails from disqus with people who when I click the link, it is like they are all spam. There has not been one comment below any comments I’ve made recently.

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