I'd like to know which information is shared externally to create the gravatar/vanillicon for new user.
Their email address sent over the internet or a hash created by the vanilla install?
I believe that it is the email which identifies the person. For Gravatar, the person needs to have a gravatar account. Then when you use your email at another site with gravatar enabled it places your gravatar image.
For vanillicon it is the same thing. You can go to the vanillicon site and enter your email and get a vanillicon or when you sign in to the forum you are given a random vanillicon based on your email.
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Thanks for your answer.
I looked at the source code and it seems like it's using the md5 hash of the email address to create a new vanillicon, via gravatar's servers...
there is a md5 hash (of the email address) sent to the gravatar site for gravatars. as well as with vanillicons.
The MD5 message-digest algorithm is a widely used cryptographic hash function producing a 128-bit (16-byte) hash value,
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