Email spam has increasingly become an issue for podcasters. Spammers and bots routinely scrape RSS feeds to collect podcasters' email addresses and send them junk emails.
To help protect your privacy, Buzzsprout is removing email addresses from your RSS Feed so that shady marketers and bots cannot find your email address.
If you ever need to include your email in your feed, like when submitting to iHeart Radio, we’ve created a simple way to add an email address to your feed for 24 hours. This is enough time to verify you own the podcast without allowing the spammers and bots to grab your email address.
We hope this makes your email experience a bit nicer.