Thursday, October 8, 2015

Improving the privacy of LocalBitcoins E-mails

Privacy is something we believe to be important at LocalBitcoins and an often requested feature has been to limit the sensitive information that is sent via e-mail when you go through the trading process here at LocalBitcoins.

We've now released a new feature that changes the appearance of notification e-mails. By opting-in to this feature the contents of sensitive e-mails will be replaced with a generic notification prompting you to log in to LocalBitcoins and see what's up.

This helps you keep your privacy by limiting the places where you have information about your Bitcoin trading stored to just your LocalBitcoins account. This means that even if someone reads your e-mails they will not find out any detailed information about your trading on LocalBitcoins.

If you want to opt-in for this feature, you can activate it by doing the following.

1. Visit and log-in to your account.

2. From the navigation bar at the top of the page, click on the user icon and select "Edit profile".

3. Click the check box for the option "Disable sensitive information from email notifications".

4. Scroll down and click the Save Profile button.

Once you've opted in to this feature all sensitive e-mails will all look the same, no matter the content. You can see an example of what it looks like the screenshot below.

Happy [         ]!

– LocalBitcoins team