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    Flagging Personal Messages

    Is there a flag setting to confirm Personal Messages have been recieved and read ?
    Call me "old school" but I really like confirmation, instead of wondering if " I " did every thing right and message has gone.
    I know there is "sent items" but Cyberspace being what it is you never know.
    Last edited by mark b; February 28, 2011, 11:35 AM.
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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    Hi Mark,

    When you compose a new private message, under the the composition window, there should be a check-box:

    "Request a read receipt for this message"

    However, I do believe the receiver can choose to not accept the request.

    I do appreciate how you feel, but I would suggest not using it for every PM - it just ads to a string of annoying buttons one may have to press to read a PM.

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      #3
      Originally posted by iru69 View Post
      When you compose a new private message, under the the composition window, there should be a check-box:

      "Request a read receipt for this message"
      thanks iru
      Saw that check box, still don't know if it works. Think I will have to have more confidence and faith in "cyberspace" !
      Last edited by mark b; February 28, 2011, 11:35 AM.
      Mark Balsom

      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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        #4
        Mark, I share your lack of faith in the "cyber space", and always request a "read receipt" for outgoing emails.

        However, you can´t really compare PM´s with emails, since the PM do not have to travel thru cyberspace and a bunch of different mail servers - If you don´t get a server error when clicking "send PM" it´s certain that the PM has been written to the DB, and just as certain that it will show in the receivers inbox the next time he/she logs into the forum. However, it´s not certain that the receiver will be be visiting the forum in the near future, and even if the receiver has "notify by email on PM" set to ON, there´s a good chance that A: The email will get lost in cyberspace, or B: the receiver signed up with free email account that he/she only uses to activate forums etc., and therefor barely ever reads those emails...

        Bottom line, don´t use PM´s for important messages - instead request a "real" email for the particular user, and communicate thru emails instead
        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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