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 paulwilkinson.wordpress.com.

    #1074502

    timethief
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    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.

    #1074517

    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.

    #1074602

    kardotim
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