Email Notifications from iTunes Store

There are three types of email notifications you could receive from iTunes store (Apple Podcasts Connect) for your podcast.

All notification emails will come from the following address.

iTunes Store <do_not_reply@itunes.com>

iTunes Store Podcast Created Successfully Notification

Typically within 1 hour of adding your podcast to iTunes you will receive a “iTunes Store Podcast Created Successfully Notification” email. This email is a receipt that your submission was received and is now under review. The review process typically takes 1-3 days but can take as long as 14 days during busy seasons of the year. downtime, for example holidays and Apple software and product releases and updates.

iTunes Store Podcast Approved Notification

When your podcast is approved, you will receive an email titled “iTunes Store Podcast Approved Notification.” It will include your podcast feed URL you submitted to iTunes as well as a unique iTunes one-click subscribe URL, also referred to as an affiliate URL.

iTunes Store Podcast Rejected Notification

If your podcast is rejected, you will receive an email titled “iTunes Store Podcast Rejected Notification.” The email will not be specific about the issue other than indicating there were technical problems with the feed.

DO NOT PANIC!

The instructions in the rejection email may be followed, but if doing so does not resolve the problem, review the following list of typical reasons why a podcast may be rejected

Reasons a podcast may be rejected from iTunes

  1. Copyrighted material within the media, title, descriptions or iTunes artwork
  2. Use of explicit language in the podcast when the <explicit> tag is not set to “yes”
  3. Explicit or self-censored explicit language in podcast titles, subtitles, or descriptions
  4. References to illegal drugs, profanity, or violence in the title, description, or cover art
  5. Images or language that could be construed as racist, misogynist, or homophobic
  6. Images depicting sex, violence, gore, illegal drugs, or hate themes
  7. Third-party trademarks without authorization or usage rights
  8. The words “iTunes Store,” “iTunes,” or “Apple Inc.”
  9. iTunes Store logo, Apple logo, or the term “Exclusive” without prior authorization from Apple
  10. Technical issues with your feed (see Submit your podcast to iTunes)

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