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tlanglet



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Private Message stuck in "Outbox" Reply with quote

I sent a Private Message(PM) but I later found it in my "Outbox" rather than in my "Sentbox". Is this because the "Inbox" of the person I am trying to contact full?

Any ideas or suggestions............

Ted
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Private Message stuck in "Outbox" Reply with quote

tlanglet wrote:
I sent a Private Message(PM) but I later found it in my "Outbox" rather than in my "Sentbox". Is this because the "Inbox" of the person I am trying to contact full?

Any ideas or suggestions............

Ted

Ted, this is my take, based strictly on experimenting by sending PMs to myself. A Sent PM will remain in the Outbox until the recipient opens it, after which it moves to your Sent box. Thus, you can cancel a PM that's still in the Outbox. However, I don't know what happens if the recipient's Inbox is full. Maybe it accepts it but drops the oldest one?

Like I said, it's based just on monkeying around by sending stuff to myself.

Hope this helps.

Marty
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Pat



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:49 am    Post subject: re: Private Message stuck in "Outbox" Reply with quote

Marty R. wrote:
tlanglet wrote:
I sent a Private Message(PM) but I later found it in my "Outbox" rather than in my "Sentbox"

Ted, this is my take, based strictly on experimenting by sending PMs to myself:
a Sent PM will remain in the Outbox until the recipient opens it,
after which it moves to your Sentbox.
    Thus, you can cancel a PM that's still in the Outbox.

my guess would be,
not quite "until the recipient opens it" --
just until the recipient logs in
    i.e. when you see it has moved to Sentbox,
    this does not prove the recipient has opened it
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat, not according to my test. I logged in and it was still in the Outbox. It moved to Sent as soon as I opened it. But again, this is just sending stuff to myself. Maybe something different happens with two parties involved.
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daj95376



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will send Pat and Marty a message later today. Don't open it, but do post a message here saying that you've logged in and been notified of a message. I'll check my mail boxes after reading your posts ... and report on the status.

Personally, it's been my experience that messages stay in my Outbox until opened by the recipient.

Regards, Danny
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daj95376



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I finally remembered to send a pm to Marty and Pat.
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I was logged in automatically and opened my Inbox but didn't open the message.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I show both messages as still being in my Outbox!
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I opened my message about 3:22. I then sent another message to myself to check something. Notice in the Outbox (or any other box) the "Flag" column to the left of the message subject. Just hover the mouse over the yellow flag and it says "Unread message." So the answer has been there all along.
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Pat



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


    so i had guessed wrong

      thanks for checking --
      it is good to know

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tlanglet



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I thank all three of you for pursuing and resolving the question

Ted

[Not to start a new go-around, but it may be of interest that this last series of messages regarding actual testing did NOT trigger an email to me indicating a new post to this thread.]
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