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Please note that there are **no** privacy provisions on the OStatus network. Any message which is delivered to **any** OStatus member is visible to anybody in the world and will negate any privacy settings that you have in effect. These messages will also turn up in public searches.
Since OStatus communications do not use authentication, if you select the profile privacy option to hide your profile and messages from unknown viewers, OStatus members will **not** be able to recieve your communications.
To connect with an OStatus member insert their profile URL or Identity address into the Connect box on your [Contacts](contacts) page.
The StatusNet connector may be used if you wish posts to appear on an OStatus site using an existing OStatus account.