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unable to send a PM

Postby ferrit worrier » 3 Sep 2018, 8:22am

Hi Guys

Tried to send a PM this morning but it seems to be blocked?

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby thirdcrank » 3 Sep 2018, 11:18am

Are you sure you have enough space? It may be you have too many stored messages already, in which case you would need to create some space by deleting some. Otherwise, I don't know what happens if you try to PM somebody who has you marked as a foe.

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby ferrit worrier » 3 Sep 2018, 5:23pm

thirdcrank wrote:Are you sure you have enough space? It may be you have too many stored messages already, in which case you would need to create some space by deleting some. Otherwise, I don't know what happens if you try to PM somebody who has you marked as a foe.

Oops spot on TC :oops: :oops: :oops: got work out how to delete them now :lol:
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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Sep 2018, 5:30pm

ferrit worrier wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:Are you sure you have enough space? It may be you have too many stored messages already, in which case you would need to create some space by deleting some. Otherwise, I don't know what happens if you try to PM somebody who has you marked as a foe.

Oops spot on TC :oops: :oops: :oops: got work out how to delete them now :lol:
many thanks .
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You can create a new folder to keep them so they are not lost/deleted
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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby ferrit worrier » 3 Sep 2018, 5:46pm

Finaly worked out how to delete messages ...... seems a bit of a long winded way of doing it .
Glad i was sat down phew :lol:
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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby gaz » 3 Sep 2018, 7:51pm

thirdcrank wrote:Otherwise, I don't know what happens if you try to PM somebody who has you marked as a foe.

I haven't tried it but anecdotally marking someone as a foe doesn't stop them from sending you PMs

You can opt out of receiving all PMs (Admin and mods excluded IIRC) easily enough in the User Control Panel.

Whilst not simple it is also possible to set PMs from individual forum members to auto-delete on receipt.

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby thirdcrank » 3 Sep 2018, 7:57pm

gaz wrote: ... Whilst not simple it is also possible to set PMs from individual forum members to auto-delete on receipt.


Is there a link to the method?

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby Graham » 3 Sep 2018, 8:07pm

To enable auto-deletion of the oldest PMs when the folder fills up see this ( Sticky) topic :- viewtopic.php?f=14&t=117900

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby gaz » 3 Sep 2018, 8:21pm

User control panel > Private messages > Rules, folders and settings > Add New Rule.

Adding rules is a step by step process choosing settings in the "If" box and selecting "Next" at each stage to create them, e.g. If "Sender" "is" "<insert name here>" "delete message".

Easy to do step by step but complicated to describe.

You'll end up with something like this:
PM.png
PM rules.

If your notifications are set to e-mail you when there is a PM then you'll still get an e-mail saying who it was from. I can't recall whether the forum notifications icon lights up. You'll be unable to read or recover any PM set to auto-delete.

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby thirdcrank » 3 Sep 2018, 8:43pm

gaz

Thanks for that. It looks a tad too complicated for an IT numpty like me. I'll stick to a manual clear out from time to time.

PS That looks as though you have quite a few on auto-delete.

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby gaz » 3 Sep 2018, 9:09pm

thirdcrank wrote:That looks as though you have quite a few on auto-delete.

A massive 0.03% of the forum membership :wink: .

Mostly pre-emptive, entirely historic and none of the users are currently active.

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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Sep 2018, 9:44pm

Bet I am not the only one who has tidied up their PMs after reading this, +1
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Re: unable to send a PM

Postby Toffee » 6 Sep 2018, 7:53pm

brynpoeth wrote:Bet I am not the only one who has tidied up their PMs after reading this, +1


What. People get PM's :shock: :shock: :shock: