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Reverse engineer Gravatar to email [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is using Gravatar a security risk? Is Gravatar a privacy risk? Since the Gravatar is generated based on the email address. Is it possible to determine a user's email ...
Shiraz Bhaiji's user avatar
222 votes
13 answers

Is Gravatar a privacy risk?

I ran across the comment below at about Gravatar. I'm particularly curious of Meta Stack Overflow's ...
155 votes
16 answers

Can we use non-gravatar avatars?

Alternative to Gravatar has been rolled out. It would be nice to have the option to just upload an avatar rather than have to use some external service like gravatar. While gravatar may be ...
cas's user avatar
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107 votes
6 answers

Someone contacted me by email but my email is not public

Last week I got an email to my email address saying "I saw on Stack Overflow that you were interested in.." and the content of the question I asked. The email suggested I'll star a bug \ feature ...
Segev's user avatar
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38 votes
4 answers

Support disabling Gravatar on Stack Overflow

I like to use my Gravatar on other websites but not Stack Overflow. How can I turn it off? I'd still like to use the same email address.
Colonel Panic's user avatar
38 votes
4 answers

What happened to Startups SE?

I really enjoyed that site. I've only posted on it once, but I enjoyed seeing other people's posts and appreciated reading about entrepreneurial dilemmas.
Dave Alperovich's user avatar
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3 answers

Spam from T&C Vectors: Jeff, please protect our email addresses from Spambots

I do have an email address in my profile, however its a png (safe from 99% of spambots). The profile page promises never to publicly show my email adress too, but only use it for gravatar. The ...
Johannes Rudolph's user avatar
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3 answers

Is this moderator's suggestion a breach of the Stack Exchange privacy policy?

Stack Exchange's privacy policy I was bumbling about on Stack Exchange site Physics' meta area and saw this thread started by a Physics moderator who went on to suggest (in the thread) using ...
Magpie's user avatar
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2 answers

I changed my Stack Overflow account email address. Suddenly, my username and photo changed too

I was recently laid off from my company. I changed my Stack Overflow account's email address from my work email to my personal email. Upon doing this, my username, which was "Umbrella_Programmer," ...
Umbrella_Programmer's user avatar
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3 answers

Is it a problem that 10% of SO emails tried were guessed by using the username and Gravatar account?

A recent Slashdot article speaks about how somebody was able to discover the email addresses of 10% of SO users through the username and Gravatar system.
John K's user avatar
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Email spam mentioning stackoverflow profile

I received an interesting email this morning that appears to me to be spam: Hello , I came across your profie in ( and I will like us to have a goodrelationship and to ...
Pollyanna's user avatar
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8 votes
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Profile Gravatar get change

Do not know whether someone else observe it or not but today I found my profile Gravatar changed. It is now different than earlier I have. Is it because today I have updated my profile information? ...
Zaheer Ahmed's user avatar
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15 votes
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(How) should I report someone abusing data from Stack Exchange for spam?

Disclaimer: the email below has turned out to be from the person signed below it The general question in title still stands. So I got this spam from Gmail address address removed since it turned to ...
Tomáš Zato's user avatar
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7 votes
1 answer

How does SO calculate email hash?

I'm not sure how sensitive this piece of information is considered (don't throw stones), but I was wondering how SO calculates the email hash. We want to check if certain people for which we have the ...
Bogdan Vasilescu's user avatar
-4 votes
1 answer

Let people know they can use a safer Gravatar identicon on these sites

Since some time, new users and users who change their profile image, get a salt added to their email address when they want to use an automatically generated Gravatar identicon. Great! With the ...
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