iMessage reveals email address

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by desertman, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. desertman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 14, 2008
    Arizona, USA
    A friend of mine who has an iPhone with iOS 7 sent today an iMessage to a person with whom she never had any contact before, and this person told her that this iMessage revealed her email address to him (instead of only showing the phone number it came from). When I guided her (while being on the phone with her) through the Messages settings it showed there under "You Can Be Reached ..." her phone number in grey and without checkmark and her email address in black with a checkmark. What she did not have was a section "Start New Conversations From" (like I have it on my iPhone with iOS 8).

    Can anybody explain why in this case the email address got revealed? Is there a way to prevent this and show the phone number only?
  2. white4s macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    settings-messages-send & receive, delete email
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Something didn't get set right with iMessage. Perhaps disabling and then re-enabling it would get that resolved as far as showing the correct settings.

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