Privacy: Can people find me by registration email address?


#1

Hello,

I have a question that I can’t seem to find the answer for in the Join Mastodon docs (https://docs.joinmastodon.org/): Is there a way someone (aside from my instance’s admin) can find my Mastodon account by knowing my email address, if it is the same email addresses I used to register an account with a Mastodon instance? There’s a setting to turn this on or off on birbsite but I can’t find that setting in Mastodon.

Thanks,

David


#2

No.

Mastodon would never post your email address publicly. You could maybe implement this with a hashed email address i guess? But honestly, it’s a weird pretty feature.