Reddit is one of the most popular websites on the internet, to the point that it even brands itself as “The Front Page of the Internet.” However, if you’ve never used it before, you may have some questions about the site, including whether or not your email will be visible to the rest of the site’s users.
No, Reddit cannot see your email since it is not included in your public information on the site. In fact, you don’t even have to associate an email with your account, though you will have to solve a captcha to prove that you’re a human being and not a bot creating accounts.
While that’s a relatively simple answer to the question, I’m going to take a closer look at whether or not you can expect anybody to see your email on Reddit and if you can even make it visible in the first place. After that, I’ll address some related questions about Reddit.
Can Reddit See Your Email?
Let’s get the answer out of the way early. Nobody else on Reddit can see your email unless they work for the site as an admin, and even then, there’s a very small chance that they’ll see it. Reddit has so many users that it would be a near impossibility for even the site’s employees to see your email.
In fact, you don’t even have to include your email when you’re signing up for a Reddit account, which is more than can be said for the vast majority of other sites on the internet. However, if you wish to include your email, there are a few perks to doing so, especially in emergencies.
Reddit typically won’t send you things like updates and newsletters, but they will use your email to make sure that you can recover your account if you end up forgetting your password. If you do end up forgetting your password without an email linked to your account, you may run into some trouble.
While speaking to customer service may allow you to get control back if you forget your password, there’s no guarantee that this is the case. In fact, most people are completely unable to regain control of their accounts if they forget their password and they don’t have a convincing reason for customer support.
Let’s say that, for some reason, you would want other Reddit users to see your email address. Is it even possible in the first place? The answer is no, you can’t make your email visible to other users on Reddit even if you would like them to get in touch with you directly unless you tell them your email yourself.
There are a few different ways that you can give out your email to people on Reddit. The most obvious way is through a post or a comment, but this will expose your email to the entire subreddit that you made that post or comment on, which can get you a lot of spam mail very quickly, not to mention some toxic emails.
On the other hand, if you want to privately share your email address with another Redditor, then you can always use Reddit’s built-in private messaging feature to send it over to them. This is by far the most common way of sharing your email address with other users on the site.
As you can see, you won’t have any privacy issues over Reddit as long as you keep your email address and your other personal information to yourself. While people can learn about your interests by looking at your posts and comments, that’s about all they can glean from your user page.
How Do You Sign Up for Reddit?
Reddit makes it remarkably simple to sign up for their site, and this is to be expected when you consider that they make money off of their users, like any other social media site. If you’ve decided that you want to be part of the community, the first thing you’ll have to do is press the “sign up” button.
Once you press that, you’ll be directed to a page where you can select your username and your password, and these are the only two things that are necessary to create an account. However, to make sure that you’re a human being, Reddit will also insist that you complete a captcha to prove you’re not a robot.
The captcha is a crucial part of ensuring that Reddit doesn’t end up getting flooded by bots for a wide range of purposes. While there are still bots on Reddit, most of them have their accounts manually created by people, which is a time-consuming process that cuts down on the rewards of doing so.
There are many reasons why people may create bot Reddit accounts, ranging from pushing corporate or political messages to selling goods. Smaller subreddits are often inundated with accounts pushing things like knock-off goods and t-shirts in their comment sections, and these are often posted by bots.
Does Reddit Track You?
Like most social media sites, Reddit stays relatively vague and opaque about whether they track their users and to what extent they do so when they track their users. One thing that they do admit to doing is using cookies to keep track of their users’ behavioral patterns so they can make the most money off of them through advertising.
However, Reddit also uses pixel trackers to keep track of their users’ behavior. Pixel trackers consist of small images that are put into the pixels of a page, and they allow them to track your browsing to a certain extent. However, Reddit assures its user base that pixel tracking information is only shared with the site’s employees.
If you’re willing to take Reddit’s word for it, it seems like most of the tracking that the site does is shared within its staff, but there’s no guarantee to that. As always, if you’re concerned about your privacy, it’s usually a good idea to stay away from social media sites.