Why Don't Notifications Work In Youtube Anymore?

Episode 1725 (1:07:40)

John from West LA, CA
YouTube

John doesn't get notifications from YouTube anymore, even though he selects the notification bell on the channel. Leo says to check YouTube settings to make sure that notification settings are turned on. Make sure email is turned on in your preferences. Check the spam folder to see if they're getting routed into spam from the inbox. Also, select PUSH. 

But the Hawaii Cop in the chatroom says that as of August 13th, Google stopped sending email notifications. The reason is, not very many people actually open the emails. Less than .1% of emails are opened, and people have complained that they contribute to "inbox overload." But Leo says that who opens a notification email anyway? They just need the heads up that a new video has dropped. What a dumb excuse.