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Grump

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Email address is NOT hidden
« on: April 17, 2010, 05:12:40 AM »

I just discovered my email address is exposed to bots and spammers. I have the option selected in my user CP to hide my address. There is no other option and I can't delete my address because each account must have a valid email address.

This is a serious issue. I hope it can be resolved.

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Grump
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Re: Email address is NOT hidden
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 09:10:13 AM »

You can only view someone's profile if you are registered and logged in.

Try it, copy the url to your profile and open it up in another browser that you are not logged into. You'll see an error page telling you to register or log in.
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Re: Email address is NOT hidden
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 11:15:53 AM »

I understand that, but the option in the UserCP says, "Hide email address from public?" On most message boards I am familiar with, that means even registered public. It wouldn't normally be a problem, but this forum has quite a few registered spammers. Here's just 2 I found in a few minutes:





After doing a little research, I see this is a problem with the forum software and the administrator doesn't have the ability to alter this behavior with the default admin option set. You can, however, install this mod that seems to be very popular: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=371 It turns the email link into a form with captcha and protects all email addresses from being seen, whether or not the member has chosen to hide their address. This isn't the only mod that takes over where SMF left off, but seems to be the most popular.

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Re: Email address is NOT hidden
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 08:15:00 AM »

you just found Ed's way of making the REAL MONEY!  :roll:
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Re: Email address is NOT hidden
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 08:21:24 PM »

Yes, YucA caught me.

I'll put the mod in this week after the next update.
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