Privacy: Can people find me by registration email address?


I have a question that I can’t seem to find the answer for in the Join Mastodon docs ( 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.



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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.