tojag wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:45 am
Hide email address - Yes. (This function keeps email address completly private).
I thought it was just hiding addresses of users sending a message to someone.
No, it is hiding the receivers mail address (and the senders address, too), when sending a email using the contact information in the profile of another user.
When "hide email" is choosen, the mail is sent via phpBB email function, the sender is always the boards contact address.
When not hidden, there is a simple
with the receivers mail address link in the users profile. Due to default browser behaviour, this opens your preferred mail client in your personal operating system. This exposes the receivers mail address to the sender and the senders mail address to the receiver.
Edit: and it is a good practice to use functional, not personal mail addresses for phpBB's