Due to confusion from many people over the display of email addresses I have made a change to the forum ....
Previously you could see your own email address, even if you had checked the hide button in your profile, no one but you and moderators could see your email address, but a couple of people a week ask the question, is my email address hidden.
I have now changed the forum so that even you can not see your email address if you choose to hide it!
Hopefully that will clarify matters.
Any questions please let me know.