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Your email address
« on: May 30, 2008, 07:16:16 PM »
I'm not sure how many people realised this, but when you sign up there's a box next to where you put your email address, saying "Allow other users to email you?"


It's off by default, but a lot of people seem to have ticked it. You may not realise that this actually allows other members to see your email address. If they aren't logged in, they can't see it. If they are - they can! It also then shows up in the RSS feeds for logged in members.

In case people didn't realise this was the case, I've amended everyone to "hidden". If you want to change it back again, go here:


And tick "Allow users to email you?"

It might also be worth checking other forums you're a member of, particularly SMF ones, to see if your email address is visible there too.

« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 09:20:22 PM by Admin »