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Is there a way to make my e-mail non-visible in my Stack Exchange profile?

  • If your email is used to generate your gravatar, then it's probably public. It's easy to guess a few billion potential email addresses. One of them might match your gravatar hash. – CodesInChaos May 2 '13 at 10:13
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Your email is only shown to you and diamond moderators, not to everyone. Recent change requires diamond moderators to click on a link to show the email, it is not visible until then.

Here's how I see your profile (as a 10k user, even):

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    Ok. Thanks for the answer and the image! – Zeynel Feb 2 '11 at 2:04
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    @Mark is the clicking on a link a safety measure? I mean so later they can know if a Mod actually looked at the email? or nothing like that? – Trufa Feb 2 '11 at 17:01
  • @Trufa: I wish I could say -- that's an edit from @Diago. – Mark Elliot Feb 2 '11 at 19:09
  • @Mark, sorry missed the missing ♦! :) Thanks you! – Trufa Feb 2 '11 at 19:11
  • @Diago I don't know if you'll get notified but I still like to know, is the clicking on a link a safety measure? I mean so later they can know if a Mod actually looked at the email? or nothing like that? – Trufa Feb 2 '11 at 19:12
  • @trufa I am assuming it is a safety measure. Keep in mind each site has a handful of mods and with the new messaging system we hardly need the email address of users. Honestly, I can't think of a single reason for you to be concerned about it, and if you are, just take it out completely. It's not a required field. – BinaryMisfit Feb 2 '11 at 19:22
  • @Diago I'm not worried I'm just curious. Thanks for the reply, BTW (again just curious) did you actually got notified for editing the answer o you just saw my comment? – Trufa Feb 2 '11 at 19:31
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Only you (and the people who run SO - including moderators) can see your email address. No need to worry about the spammers getting it. :)

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    Did you mean to comment on the other answer ( meta.stackexchange.com/questions/77453/… )? :) – cHao Feb 2 '11 at 2:06
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    Did you mean to start your answering comment with @Letseatlunch? :D – Dr. belisarius Feb 2 '11 at 5:18
  • @bel: Did you mean to start your comment with @cHao? :) OK, let's stop. Just cause this is meta doesn't mean we have to be... :) – cHao Feb 2 '11 at 5:29
  • Ok, so +1 because you didn't brag (yet) :D – Dr. belisarius Feb 2 '11 at 5:33
  • He-hey!! I won points for the edit :) first timer for me :) – Trufa Feb 2 '11 at 17:19

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