I'm completely new to WordPress (and blogging), and have recently started a blog here (http://keekhole.wordpress.com). I am now wondering about how private my e-mail address is, and have not been able to find the info I'm looking for in the forums or on the support pages.
I understand that my email doesn't appear for everyone to see on blogs where I comment. But I'm not sure if it's passed on to the blogger in questions when I comment? I think it does, as the email for someone who left a comment for me is visible to me - can anyone confirm? But does it depend on what setting the blogger has for comments, or?
Also, I read in some threads about changing the email at Settings > General > E-mail address - explained as "This address is used only for admin purposes. If you change this we will send you an email at your new address to confirm it. The new address will not become active until confirmed". For me, "admin purposes" sounds as if it's only for me (and WP to keep track of me), not something that will show up for others? The other place for entering your email is in Users > Your Profile. I'm not clear on what the difference is between these two email options, and which is the more "important" one?
Basically, I'm wary of revealing my email... Is it possible to avoid leavning my email when I leave a comment? (As I said, I'm new to this so also am not very familiar with "code of conduct" yet, it's perhaps obvious to everyone else...)
I hope someone can help clarify this for me, and sorry if it's a stupid question.