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Emailed someone a link from app. Will they see my username etc?

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Dontlaugh Tue 29-Apr-14 23:05:53

I've emailed something to someone from the app. When I look at my sent emails and click on the link i have sent, I can see all my posts, my PMs etc. Does this mean they can too?
Or is it just that i am logged in to MN on iphone?
My calm asking belies my desperate reality....

Dontlaugh Wed 30-Apr-14 09:23:04


RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 09:44:32


We're almost 100% sure this can't be the case, but we're going to test it internally to be sure. What process did you go through to email someone from the app? If you see what we mean (ie there isn't a 'share this via email' button within the app, we don't think?)

Dontlaugh Wed 30-Apr-14 10:02:25

I hit the + sign on upper right hand of screen, and "email to a friend" popped up...
Thanks for reply, will await internal testing.

ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 30-Apr-14 10:10:51

I have always wanted to know the answer to this!

I so often want to link a thread from my phone (mobile site) or laptop. I've tried emailing links to myself and I see my username at the bottom of the thread. So now, to send a link, I go through the somewhat traumatising process of logging out - which means no access to my TIO or TIW - so I have to actually search for the thread I want to link!

You can imagine, it rather dampens my enthusiasm for sharing the joy of MN.

DO please clarify MNHQ!

ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 30-Apr-14 10:12:12

And thanks Dontlaugh for raising this.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 10:21:49

Aha, thanks. Ok will try now...

GingerRodgers Wed 30-Apr-14 10:25:03

Christ, I'd never even thought of that! shock
Please tell me it won't out me!!

Dontlaugh Wed 30-Apr-14 10:26:11

I am sick at the thought of this tbh. Please check it out quickly thanks

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Wed 30-Apr-14 10:35:32

Surely it'll be because your signed in confused try signing out then clicking on the link you sent? Hmm I'm going to try this now because I send links all the time!

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 10:35:35

We're doing it now - I've emailed a colleague a link from my app and we're just waiting for the notification email to turn up

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Wed 30-Apr-14 10:37:40

Nope, when I logged out and clicked on the link I emailed myself I couldn't see any of my info, I could see this thread, but I had to log in again to post.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 10:41:27


Nope, when I logged out and clicked on the link I emailed myself I couldn't see any of my info, I could see this thread, but I had to log in again to post.

Phew <still waiting for notification email>

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 11:05:12

Right - this seems to be a case of cookies making people panic (as often happens).

As CBeebies says, anyone who isn't already logged in as you to Mumsnet will see the MN page as a non-logged-in person and so will have absolutely no way to see 'into' your account, your posting history, your PMs etc.

It's a bit like if I share this link from Amazon while I'm logged in to Amazon - you won't be able to see my Amazon account I hope

So - basically - nothing to worry about here.

ZeroSomeGameThingy Wed 30-Apr-14 11:12:12

Cookies (again...)? Thank you Rowan that does make sense. (I actually had the same concern when I wanted to post a link to Amazon here - so you've cleared that up as well.)

Ok - I can now proceed to link with confidence!

Dontlaugh Wed 30-Apr-14 11:52:59

I've aged 10 years in one day, because of cookies?!
Always knew they were bad news.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 11:57:56


CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Wed 30-Apr-14 12:52:22

Cookies are very yummy, but highly pesky things on computers!

(Love the pic rowan!)

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