Can people get my email address on Instagram?

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  1. Jodie1987 macrumors regular

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    can a normal Instagram user get my email address from my Instagram profile?
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    Ive looked on google and Instagram but it wont tell me
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Hmm...
    Do you WANT your email address to be available?

    If your answer is no - then don't put it in your profile (if that is even possible)
    **fixed** :D

    I also think that the "normal" Instagram user won't care about that.
    If you are more concerned about "abnormal" users, then you should say so.
     
  3. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so your saying they cant see the email address i used to register the account on instagram?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Nope, that's not what I said - so I'll ask the same question in a more direct fashion:
    Do you want any other user to see your email address?

    But, I would expect that your account registration info is only for use by Instagram, and not viewable by other users at all.

    Easy to find out, I suppose, so you don't get bad information here.
    Go on a friends phone (or whatever), and check out your posts from another user's account.
    If you can view your email address, then you will know for sure - without getting possibly bad information.

    I imagine you can also find out your exact question from Instagram, probably in their site information about user privacy.
    Look it up!
     
  5. Zenithal Suspended

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    You've made several threads regarding privacy of various social networks and claims of someone stalking you. I think it's best to cancel your ISP service and move out to the woods if you're that scared of people getting to know you.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe, Sep 17, 2016
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    Ah, @Zenithal, I think - in common with many who have read @Jodie1987's threads - imprecisely articulated and expressed though they possibly are - you may be running the risk of completely missing the point here.

    As an aside, there are countless million perfectly idiotic - and often petulant - threads on these forums, poorly conceived and deplorably written, which are treated - and indulged - with a far greater degree of tolerance than her threads, which, I have noticed, tend to be dismissed with a barely disguised impatience.

    In any case, I am not sure that this is entirely fair.

    Now, to be quite honest, and to spell out what I think may be taking place here: I don't think that the issue we are looking at here is that of @Jodie1987 being 'that scared of people getting to know her'.

    Therefore, recommending seeking 'refuge 'in the woods' is not an answer, and dismissing what are most likely perfectly legitimate concerns and fears, is not, either.

    Rather, I think that the issue is that @Jodie1987 is probably a bit scared of one particular person finding her. It can be more than a bit unnerving to be on the receiving end of the unwanted and unwelcome attentions of an insanely persistent individual.

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    I would expect that the answer to that question is no.
     
  7. RedOrchestra, Sep 18, 2016
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    Were that to be true ... simplest solution - the stay the hell away from ALL social media. Truthfully, this seems more of being the ER and not the EE.
     
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Ah. Hm. So, what exactly do you mean when you write "ER" and "EE"?

    Unless - that is - you suspect that the poster is the persistent pursuer, rather than a possible victim, and such an interpretation would transform one's perspective in choosing to respond to such a thread.

    Anyway, I'd argue that it (staying away from all social media) is not an ideal solution, - especially now, - and one which misses the point that much of life - professionally as well was personally - is lived online nowadays.

    To expect the victim of such a persistent pursuit to have to tailor their life completely - by removing themselves from the ether - is to ask a lot.

    However, if - as you seem to suspect - the poster is a pursuer rather than the unfortunate recipient of such unwelcome and unwanted attention, my sympathy evaporates faster than a morning dew during a summer heatwave.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well, I used to be an historian by profession, and I have to say I am somewhat nonplussed by your post.
     
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I believe if you make your account private no one can look at your profile information. You may also consider registering a throwaway email address specifically for use with that account, especially if you ish for it to remain public.

    You can also change your handle, I believe.
     

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