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Your Email Address is Hidden from Others
« on: April 30, 2009, 06:06:24 PM »
It looks like the default setting for 'Hide email address from public?' is 'no'.

What this means is that any non-member can see your email address (it's part of the profile on the side next to your post... hover your cursor over the little envelope icon)

What this means, I think, is that 'bots' that 'harvest' email addresses for spam purposes can see your email address and collect it.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 11:08:40 PM »
Good point Sherry...

Paul Cavanaugh

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 11:33:35 PM »
Hi. My email is still showing, and an envelope by my name in the member listing. I've changed it from "hide from public", to unchecking the box, and back... and no change.  Only a few members have email addresses (and the envelope) showing when I check the member list. I would prefer to have my email hidden both from members and public, as most of them are. How do I accomplish this?
My wife is a moderator on another forum. Spammers and bots are a problem there, and she recommends using pm only to all members, and not listing email addresses in profiles and member lists.
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Paul

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 08:41:49 AM »
Paul,

I can't see your envelope... and only two people can...

Paul Cavanaugh

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 05:03:03 PM »
Dave,
Thanks for checking into that. I appreciate it. It would certainly make sense that I could see my own.
I could, however, see emails and envelopes for several other people when I saw mine. I guess they just don't have theirs "hidden" from public.
We sure appreciate all your work on getting the new forum going. It looks great, and it will be a tremendous asset for all CSY owners.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 04:43:53 PM »
I can see my own but I can't see anyone elses

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 11:45:53 PM »
I have the setting for 'hide email from public' checked off, but it's still showing my email in my profile, and beside my posts.

Why is this not working?

I've been getting spam recently, and thought it might be coming from this...?

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 12:27:34 AM »
Jonathan,

Rest assured, your email address is hidden, from the public AND from other forum members.

It just shows up for you, but not for anyone else.

I just logged myself out and went and viewed the forum posts.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 12:31:21 AM »
Thanks, Sherry!

I just checked too, and you're right - so I guess it was something else I signed up for!

Thanks for checking!

Jonathan