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Kunena 5.1.5 Released - Security Release (14 Oct 2018)

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Important Security bug. Kunena displays my personal email address despite my user name & email changed

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7 years 9 months ago #1 by JambaJamba
Right hello everyone

I'm the owner of my site and the email address for myself is a gmail one. I've disabled the admin account and created a user account for myself.

I told Kunena in the forum configuration in the joomla backend to not show my name and only display my username. My username on my site is JambaJamba.

My email address for JambaJamba is my hotmail address. Even when i change my account email address Kunena still displays the old hotmail email address.

Any help?
Thanks

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7 years 9 months ago #2 by sozzled
G'day, JambaJamba, and welcome to Kunena.

Can you please give us a link to your website where your email address is publicly displayed by Kunena. If you would prefer not to give that information in public, you can post the URL here using the "confidential" tags - only the forum moderators can read information enclosed in the confidential tags - like this:
[confidential]URL where my email address is publicly displayed[/confidential]

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #3 by JambaJamba
Hi Sozzled.

Many thanks for responding to my problem. I do apologise i forgot to check this forum for replies -hence why i am late. Below is the link to the forum that contains my email address on it. I've used the confidential tags.
This message contains confidential information

If you could have a look for me and get back to me please. Many Thanks
Last edit: 7 years 8 months ago by JambaJamba.

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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #4 by sozzled
That's not an email address. That's your username.

For others who would like to know what is the problem here, the user has registered at a Joomla website with the username This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This topic isn't about changing your email address. This topic is about changing your username. Do you understand the difference?

Change your username with the Joomla User Manager and your problem will disappear.
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7 years 8 months ago - 7 years 8 months ago #5 by JambaJamba
Yes but i have attached a screenshot...that shows my username is not my email address. Despite making the change weeks ago, Kunena still displays them. - see attachment
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7 years 8 months ago #6 by sozzled
My suggestion is to change all your Kunena configuration settings back to their default values. There is a one-button facility to do that.

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7 years 8 months ago #7 by JambaJamba
Hi, I've set all config settings back to default, cleared joomla cache and its the same.. i guess the only option is to copy the content of the new threads and start the new ones that will have my new username

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7 years 7 months ago #8 by ccr
ok i had the same issue and realize it is as you said. i was using the 'alpharegistration' module and thought it would be nice to allow people to use their emails as their username to login to the website. i know see the folly of this when i want to use kunena also so i disabled it.

my problem is that there are currently posts that people made while using the email as a username and even though the usernames are all changed now in joomla user manager it still shows the old email as the username for that post. how can i remove this or edit the posts 'username'?

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7 years 7 months ago #9 by Matias
In the backend there is "Sync users" feature. It has an option to update all the names from the messages -- as long as the users still exists.

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