Friday, December 12, 2014

How to Prevent Publishing Your Email Address With Your Blogger Posts

I often see Blogger users publishing their email addresses in RSS feeds. I even did it for a while when I started this blog. The problem with doing that is that you'll end up with spam of a quantity you never imagined was possible. Here's how to prevent publishing your email address in your Blogger RSS feed.

If you're using a Blogger profile and not a Google+ profile to sign into Blogger, there is just one step you need to take. Select "Blogger profile" in the upper-right corner of the screen while you're logged into your account. After selecting "Blogger profile" uncheck the option for "show my email address." People maintaining multiple blogs through Blogger only need to make the change once and it will apply to all of the blogs in your account.
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If you're using a Google+ profile to sign into Blogger, you will need to revert to a Blogger profile then follow the steps above. You can switch between a Blogger profile and Google+ profile as often as you like and it will not affect the content that appears on your blog.
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Tips like these and many more will be featured throughout my upcoming course Blogs and Social Media for Teachers and School Leaders