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I do a fair amount of TF2 trading on steam through sites like backpack.tf. Every time I want to send or confirm trade offers steam sends me an email which I have to click in order to confirm the trade. This is annoying because I have to do it a lot. Is there any way to disable this or configure it such that I don't have to do an email confirmation every time?

  • @SevenSidedDie The actual trade offers are handled by Steam. I have to click on "send trade offer" before steam will send the email. The email seems to me a pointless double confirmation - I've already indicated that I want to trade by clicking "send trade offer" so why should I have to confirm twice? – imulsion Mar 15 '15 at 18:25
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  1. Visit your Inventory page.

    Your Profile Name > Inventory

  2. Click More > Inventory Privacy Settings

    More > Inventory Privacy Settings

  3. Set Confirmation of Trades to Disabled and hit Save Changes

    Confirmation of Trades

Note, by disabling email confirmations, you are forfeiting your rights to having your items recovered if your account is compromised. Make sure you have a strong, unique password on both your Steam account and email account.

  • Aha, I knew there was a security issue involved. Valve is nothing if not paranoid/conscientious about security. – SevenSidedDie Mar 15 '15 at 20:28
  • Well they have over 125 million users and scams are becoming more and more of a problem, so it's quite difficult for their small support team to have to deal with so many scams. – Keavon Mar 15 '15 at 20:40
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Although @Keavon cleared in some small steps, if you want to see the detailed guide here is a link I found. How to activate / deactivate email for Steam Trade / Steam Offers

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    Please summarize the information contained in the link. That way, if ever that page goes down, your answer is still valid. Besides, it saves people a click. :) – Frank Mar 28 '15 at 13:24

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