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Offline Kestryll

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Remove email address from User Profiles
« on: April 16, 2018, 01:49:58 PM »
I'm getting spam notices from my host when no one is sending emails.
I suspect it is spammers/scammers looking at profiles and sending emails via the forum software.

How would I remove the email address field from user profiles?

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Re: Remove email address from User Profiles
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 01:52:39 PM »
which version of SMF are you using?

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Re: Remove email address from User Profiles
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 01:56:49 PM »
I'm running 2.0.15.


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Re: Remove email address from User Profiles
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 06:44:22 PM »
Why don't you just block guests from viewing the profiles?
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Re: Remove email address from User Profiles
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 10:12:24 PM »
I believe only admins see email address in profile.

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Re: Remove email address from User Profiles
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 09:32:16 AM »
I believe only admins see email address in profile.


yes,  Normal users can not see other users' email addresses in the default settings....

check
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Security_and_Moderation
Allow viewable email addresses - If this option is enabled instead of users e-mail addresses being hidden to normal members and guests they will be publicly viewable on the forum. Enabling this will put your users at greater risk of being victims of spam as a result of e-mail harvesters visiting your forum. Note: this setting does not override the user setting for hiding their email address from users. Enabling this setting is not recommended.



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