[IPython-dev] bzr, whoami and email hiding

Darren Dale dsdale24 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 19:35:03 EST 2009

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Laurent,
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 5:11 AM, Laurent Dufréchou
> <laurent.dufrechou at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Reading fernando last link i've seen that :
> >
> > <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> > The importance of bzr whoami
> > One of the really important things that lots of people forget is to start
> > off with is setting your name is Bazaar. This can be done really easily
> by
> > doing bzr whoami "Your Name <email at example.com>" It's important that you
> set
> > this properly, or your revisions aren't going to get your name on them.
> The
> > email address you set here also needs to be an email that Launchpad knows
> > about (a confirmed address). This way, you get the karma for the
> revisions,
> > and revision listings in a branch page will link back to your profile.
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> >
> > It is said that I need to give a true email address,(the one given to
> > launchpad in fact). But is it sure the email address will be hidden from
> > launchpad site? I mean will it be written in clear text to anybody going
> to
> > launchpad (and also robots...)?
> >
> > Thx for any comments on this!
> As far as I can see, launchpad hides email addresses for all
> logged-out users.  If I check your user page:
> https://launchpad.net/~laurent-dufrechou<https://launchpad.net/%7Elaurent-dufrechou>
> from a firefox session where I've logged out, it won't show it to me,
> but my logged-in session does show it.  So I suppose that if someone
> writes a spam spider that uses a fake account and scrapes the user
> pages, it's in principle possible to get those addresses, but they do
> not appear to 'normal' robots.

There is an option on your launchpad profile page to hide your email address
from other launchpad users. That might hide your email from everyone.
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