Confluence can mask the email addresses of users to protect them from mail spammers.
- Public: email addresses are displayed publicly.
- Masked: email addresses are still displayed publicly, but masked in such a way to make it harder for spam-bots to harvest them.
- Private: only Confluence administrators can see the email addresses.
For more information on setting these options, which are configured via the Administration Console, refer to User Email Visibility.
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