@emacsen @steko so for a while, Riot made you specify a server, even if you never actually used it, which was a thinko due to trying to simplify UX. This got fixed in https://matrix.org/blog/2019/09/27/privacy-improvements-in-synapse-1-4-and-riot-1-4/ though. We've never told anyone to email anyone about being a 'trusted identity server' - trust is entirely up to the user to determine.
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