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Sunny
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Message # 1 | 1:51 PM
Features and differences from PHP forums:

1. Total of 200 PMs are kept. All received PMs are saved, you can’t change it, you can only delete them.

2. If you don’t delete PMs manually and their number reaches 200, the oldest PMs will be automatically deleted if you receive a new one.

3. Administrators can’t read other users’ PMs. And this feature won’t be added in future (privacy of correspondence).

4. Smileys in PMs can be enabled in Module settings and confirmed in User Groups settings. In User Groups settings you can also enable BB codes in PMs.

5. Message length is limited to 1000 characters.


Code
<?IF($IS_NEW_PM$)?><a href="javascript://" id="upml" onclick="window.open('$PM_URL$','pmw','scrollbars=1,top=0,left=0,resizable=1,width=680,height=350');  return false;">[img]http://YOUR_SITE_URL/prt.gif[/img]</a>($UNREAD_PM$)<?ELSE?><a href="javascript://" id="upml" onclick="window.open('$PM_URL$','pmw','scrollbars=1,top=0,left=0,resizable=1,width=680,height=350');  return false;">Private messages</a> <?ENDIF?>


This code will help you to get a blinking or any other button when you receive a new PM, a number of unread messages in brackets and a link to a pop-up window when you click on it or on the image.



How can I see the private messages of users? I am the website owner and want to see the PM's of users.
You can't. Private messages are PRIVATE.

How to send a PM automatically, i.e. as soon as a user has registered he receives a private message automatically from the administration?
By standard means it is not possible. The system will send an email to the user's email address.

I have added the $UNREAD_PM$ code. But the number of unread messages is always displayed as zero and new messages are not colored red.
The system reacts to a new PM within 10 minutes, you just need to wait.

How can I delete a PM which was accidentally sent to a wrong user, I don’t want him to read it?
You can’t.

I can’t find the option "Notify by e-mail about new private messages". Where is it?
It is on the profile page.

Some users of my website have a sound "private message" playing each time they enter the site, though they don’t have new PMs. Why is it so?
Restore default forum templates or resave them.

PM is not working on my website – when I click on it an empty window opens.
Restore the default PM template.

I have already read the last PM but there is still an alert.
Delete cookies.

Is it possible to delete all users’ PMs?
No, you can delete only YOUR PMs.

Is it possible to let a user use PMs only after he has 50 posts in forum?
You can disable PM for the "Users" group and enable auto-transfer to the "Checked" group after a user has posted 50 messaged in forum and has confirmed his/her e-mail

What are the IDs or classes of the fields "Subject" and "Message text"?
#pmSubject and #message

Can the forum administrator send PMs to all users? If yes then how?
By means of the mass PM dispatch.

Is it possible to do the following:
1. Only the administrator can send PMs.
2. Users can only read PMs and send PMs to the administrator only.

No. Those who are not allowed to send PMs can’t read then as well.

How can I translate the text on the PM page into another language?
Partially by means of the Substitution of default phrases, partially by means of scripts.

Is it possible to block PMs from unwanted users?
You can block messages from groups only (the option "Accept private messages from the following groups only" in the profile)

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Sunny
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Message # 31 | 10:06 AM
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So, my problems with Mass PM ... I've been sending Mass PM's ... can I send as many Mass PM's as I want? Are there any know problems? Thanks again ... Balrog

Yes, you must be able to send as many PMs as you want and I don't know about any problems.


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Hampe_T42
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Message # 32 | 6:47 PM
Hi!

I wonder if it is possible to trigger a automatic welcome messages in a Pm to newly registred users on my site.

Thank you in advance

kostova
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Message # 33 | 6:53 PM
You could try a less than operator so that when a user logs in a message will be displayed anywhere you choose, although there is no definite way of triggering a PM on register.
Insert anywhere you choose, preferably the $global_clefter$ or $global_drighter$:
<?if($USER_REG_DAYS$<1)?>Hi username, thanks for registering!<?endif?>
Hampe_T42
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Message # 34 | 8:04 PM
Ok, thank you.. Was hoping for a easy way to trigger a pm sending.. :/
uchmadara
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Message # 35 | 7:41 AM
I am an admin at a site and a lot of people have been trying to pm me but it keeps saying "User "(my username)" has blocked messages from "Member" group." "User "(my username)" has blocked messages from "Moderator" group." etc, I checked my profile and the box saying "receive messages from other members" is ticked. All the other admins can receive messages just fine so really I don't know what to do now?? is this a feature that can be undone or is it something else

Added (2010-06-20, 1:41 Am)
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It's now just not myself alone the owner of the site also can't receive messages from anyone but admins

Dartz
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Message # 36 | 11:35 AM
Click on "Accept private messages from the following groups only... " and mark groups.
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uchmadara
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Message # 37 | 1:34 PM
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Click on "Accept private messages from the following groups only... " and mark groups.

Where can I find this?

Dartz
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Message # 38 | 4:22 PM
"User options" inside your profile while editing it.
[... With uCoz since December 2 2007 ...]
HorseIsleSense
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Message # 39 | 3:49 AM
Is there any way that I can have it so certain user groups can VIEW their PMs, but not send them?
Sanjay_149
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Message # 40 | 5:46 PM

Edit: Tick The Box If You Want To Allow Them (Users, And So On) The Option!


Unlike computers, no human brain has ever said:" Hard drive full."
Post edited by Sanjay_149 - Sunday, 2010-08-08, 5:49 PM
HorseIsleSense
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Message # 41 | 1:11 AM
Yes, I know you can make it so they can send PMs, but my member complained that they could not view PMs. The settings for her User Group say that she cannot Send PMs, nothing about viewing. :/
Sanjay_149
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Message # 42 | 6:22 AM
HorseIsleSense, If you disable "Send Private Messages" option they can’t view their PM. There is no such option that the user groups can VIEW their PMs, but not send them.
Unlike computers, no human brain has ever said:" Hard drive full."
t4club
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Message # 43 | 1:35 PM
Not so my posts refers to exactly that my users are currently complaining they can read Pms sent by me but not reply to them WHY ? what is either not set or needs reset/changed
VW T4 - T5 Transporter community website and forum group at www.t4club.co.uk
Sunny
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Message # 44 | 2:45 PM
Quote (Sanjay_149)
HorseIsleSense, If you disable "Send Private Messages" option they can’t view their PM. There is no such option that the user groups can VIEW their PMs, but not send them.

Sanjay_149 is right.

Quote (t4club)
Can anyone explain why i can as Admin send PM's to my group but they cant reply to those PM's ??? when trying it produces the following line of text "Admin" has blocked messages from "Members" group. but it seems that members can send each other Pm's ?? the reply button on th ebottom right of message seems to of disappeared

You blocked messages from this group in your profile, therefore you can change this setting by means of editing your profile.

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Also is there anyway of sending to ALL members updates, bulletins etc likes of when we have a meet coming up as serioulsy its very tiresome sending seperately to 2000 odd members mass mail dispatch ??? does that send to all registered members as the previous mailing one didnt it seems.

You can use Mass PM feature, you can access it via your PM box (at the top). Mass mail dispatch is a different feature and it sends emails only to the users who have subscribed to the mailing list.


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t4club
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Message # 45 | 2:54 PM
Could you please therefore make:

A - All areas where PM settings are held obvious [to me and others]
B - What ALL PM settings should be to therefore allow ALL users to Pm each other

This would i am sure clarify it both for me and other users at the same time..

Thx in advance of all replies .... cool biggrin


VW T4 - T5 Transporter community website and forum group at www.t4club.co.uk
Post edited by t4club - Monday, 2010-08-09, 2:57 PM
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