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  • Simtech
    • Jan 2005
    • 65
    • 5.5.x

    users email addresses exposed

    This is my first newbie post... I looked around for an answer to this problem but was unsucessful.

    I'm just setting up the vbulletin board, upgrading from the outdated Cutecast. It's up and running (though I need to change the header and footer with my site's logo. I'm still working on that one) but I have an issue with when a user goes to 'contact info' and selects 'sends a message via email to <username>'. When this is selected vbulletin comes up with the message:
    "The email address for <username> is < the person's actual email address >"

    Doesn't vbulletin have an internal email server where a user can send another user an email (not a private message) and NOT expose the email address?

    I don't want someone to see another user's email address.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance.
  • daemon
    Senior Member
    • Jun 2003
    • 2351
    • 3.5.x

    Yes, you just have to enable it. Set the following to Yes:

    Admin CP --> vBulletin Options --> Email Options --> Use Secure Email Sending
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    • Simtech
      • Jan 2005
      • 65
      • 5.5.x

      Wow - thanks for the quick response!


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