Using email to reply to comment reveals sender's address

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    People leaving a comment on a blog are assured their email will remain confidential, but when I get a notification and then hit reply to respond — which has always worked in the past — it now picks up additional parts of the notification containing their email address and includes it as part of the comment. This just started. I use Mozilla Thunderbird for email.

    The blog I need help with is



    Hi there,
    Thanks you for the report. Will you please post a screenshot, upload it to your media library for Staff to examine and return here to post the file name? Then Staff can examine it and assist you.


    In order to do this, the problem in question would have to replicate, which means I would have to receive a comment, reply by email and then deliberately allow my reader’s email address to go public. I don’t see that happening. Sorry.

    But it would look like:

    My comment blah blah blah should end here.
    New comment on your post “…”
    Author : Their Name (IP: XX.XX.XX.XXX , XX-XX-XX-XXX. …)
    E-mail : (email redacted)
    URL : http://domain.address
    Whois : http://whois… etc.

    That info shouldn’t be public; and I always leave a space between the comment and this other detailed information. I’ve been doing the same thing for nearly five years; this has never happened before, and now it’s happened to several readers.



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