What happens to sent MESSAGES FOLDER when FULL

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What happens to sent MESSAGES FOLDER when FULL

Postby horizon » 13 Oct 2017, 4:30pm

I preserve inbox messages by sending them to saved messages and, when that is full, copying them and storing them off-site. There is a warning when the inbox is full.

So two questions:

1. What happens when the Sent messages folder is full?
2. If I create a new folder, does that count towards my total allowable space?

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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby gaz » 13 Oct 2017, 4:41pm

1. I don't know.
2. I have created one additional folder. This has a capacity of 100 messages. The capacity in this folder is in addition to the 100 messages capacity in each of my standard folders. I do not know if there is a limit to the number of additional folders I can create.
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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby John1054 » 14 Oct 2017, 8:42pm

1. I think (if I remember correctly) that any message above 100 displaces the oldest PM.

2. Each folder created can hold 100 messages, but there is a limit as to how many folders you can create (again if I remember correctly).

Exporting messages off the Forum is probably the best way of storing bulky folders.

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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby Vorpal » 14 Oct 2017, 9:04pm

I have extra folders. I don't know if staff get extra space, or what the limit is.
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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby thirdcrank » 15 Oct 2017, 8:12am

Sorry to go a bit off topic but this has prompted me to have a clear out. I don't take steps to preserve old PM's I just don't bother to delete them till I get a warning that there's no space. I had some dated 2012 and some of the PM subjects had become meaningless. All now gone to the great electronic shredder in the sky.

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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby horizon » 23 Oct 2017, 3:32pm

Thanks all for the replies. I've created a new folder and have exported the sent messages to that. I still find it curious though that you get warned about losing messages in Inbox but not in Sent folder.
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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby Graham » 24 Jan 2018, 10:12am

I have just made a discovery . . . . . . .

On the Private Messages page there is a horizontal TAB that I have never opened before :
Rules, folders & settings

I can select "If folder is full :" . . . . . "Delete oldest messages"
The default is "Do not accept new messages . . . ( until manual deletion makes some space . . .)

That is handy. No more mystery PM blockages ( probably ).

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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby thirdcrank » 24 Jan 2018, 10:59am

Graham

Have you any similar wheezes for clearing garages and/or lofts at a stroke? That would be of infinitely more practical use to me :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: What happens to sent messages folder if full

Postby Vorpal » 24 Jan 2018, 11:16am

thirdcrank wrote:Graham

Have you any similar wheezes for clearing garages and/or lofts at a stroke? That would be of infinitely more practical use to me :oops: :oops: :oops:

:lol: :lol: I need one for my cellar, too.

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