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#16481 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Remove the "E-mail address" setting from general settings

Reported by: RanYanivHartstein Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
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Description

It's confusing to have two different email addresses - one for your blog and one for your account. It would make sense that in most cases, users have the same email both for their account and their blog.

Issues can arise when needing to change your email - there is not enough information in the dashboard to let users know what each one does and which one they should change.

This option is probably unnecessary in a multisite install, and too confusing to be worth any good it may do in a single site install. I suggest we remove this setting and leave it for plugins to handle.

This is related to #10726 which was recently reopened, however that ticket seems to discuss a different issue and offers a different solution.

Change History (4)

comment:1 follow-up: westi3 years ago

Until we have a solution like the one proposed in #10726 we can't remove this option because we use the address for some of the notifications.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 RanYanivHartstein3 years ago

Replying to westi:

Until we have a solution like the one proposed in #10726 we can't remove this option because we use the address for some of the notifications.

Two solutions are mentioned there - are both relevant?

comment:3 jane2 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

The two suggestions on #10726 should be discussed on that ticket. This ticket simply suggests removing the email address from general settings. However, that doesn't solve the issue of potential confusion of which addresses are used for which email communications. Removing this address is not something I'm up for doing, at least right now. We could make the language clearer about what this address is for, but just removing it -- while it might seem like it would solve one problem -- would cause additional problems.

comment:4 SergeyBiryukov2 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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