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Because some users for privacy reasons dont want to be emailed. I need to know how do I remove this?
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They can disable that in UCP> board preferences. change can contact me by email from yes to no
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Mannix_ wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:24 am
They can disable that in UCP> board preferences. change can contact me by email from yes to no
But people have been telling me they want it removed in general :I
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If they disable it then noone will see that link to contact them by email. If they're so concerned about privacy still tell them to use throwaway email instead.
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oakhearted wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:34 am
But people have been telling me they want it removed in general
What people, how many out of how many? I’d be surprised if normal users would even notice.
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Mick wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:12 am
oakhearted wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:34 am
But people have been telling me they want it removed in general
What people, how many out of how many? I’d be surprised if normal users would even notice.
Well just this one person but still.
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Well you would need an extension for this. You can request one here or hire someone here

But for now you can change

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		'user_allow_viewemail'	=> 1,
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		'user_allow_viewemail'	=> 0,
in functions_user.php

But this will only work for users that register after that change has been made. To change it for existing users you would need to run an sql querry
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Mannix_ wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:17 am
To change it for existing users you would need to run an sql querry
And you would have to run it regularly as there would be nothing to stop a user changing it in their UCP.

I am not sure if you realise or not but with the default email setting a user's actual email address is not exposed in phpBB so worst case scenario is that a user gets some spam email through the board which can be dealt with if they report them to an Admin.
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david63 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:36 am
And you would have to run it regularly as there would be nothing to stop a user changing it in their UCP.
No you wouldn't because it would be user choice to change it at this point. He doesn't want to prevent it permanently he wants it to be off/no by default.
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Mannix_ wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:48 am
he wants it to be off/no by default.
Then this will handle that - viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2428976
Mannix_ wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:48 am
No you wouldn't because it would be user choice to change it at this point.
Arguably the user has already set the options in their UCP so in my opinion you should not be running a "global" query to change them - a simple post/announcement on the board saying how to change should be sufficient.
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david63 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:54 am
Arguably the user has already set the options in their UCP so in my opinion you should not be running a "global" query to change them - a simple post/announcement on the board saying how to change should be sufficient.
No they didn't it is a default setting. I don't think most of the users go through UCP and change settings to their liking when they register on the board but I might be wrong on that. But I agree announcement should be enough
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At work many websites, if not all, that we use won't even touch the settings, they leave it up to the user to do. They'll tell you how, but they won't do it for you.
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