would be a handy feature...


January 16, 2003, 01:34 AM
Derek & all,

I'm looking at my rather full PM box and wishing I didn't have to delete some of the messages -- some with phone #s etc or just messages I'd like to keep for reference. What I'd really like to do is to be able to click a button somewhere and get the software to e-mail me my messages so that I can store them on my own computer instead of hogging space on your server. I can and have cut & pasted some elsewhere, but it's a pain.

Is that an option on vbulletin somewhere?

Also, how many messages may I store before the software starts kicking them back at people? And will the software tell me when my box is full or do I have to wait for someone else to notice?



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Derek Zeanah
January 16, 2003, 07:14 AM
Right now we've got it set to 100 PM's per user. I'm not aware of a way to e-mail PMs to yourself though. You can receive e-mail notification that you've got a new PM, but I'm not sure whether that has the content of the PM in it.

Mike Irwin
January 16, 2003, 12:45 PM
Copy and paste your PMs into a Word or Word Perfect document.

January 16, 2003, 12:55 PM
Derek, thanks.

Mike, I have done it that way, but it's kind of a pain. Was just hoping for an easier method. Lazy, that's me. ;)


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Mal H
January 16, 2003, 07:42 PM
I agree pax, that would be an extremely useful feature, but it doesn't exist on vB. I also copy/paste content I want to keep into a Word doc, but, like you said, it is a pain.

January 16, 2003, 09:17 PM
I'll cook something up shortly.

January 16, 2003, 11:29 PM
This is a quick hack. It doesn't look very pretty. It sends all PMs, incoming and outgoing. As the front page says, subjects start with [THR PM] which you can use to your advantage if you want to direct them into a different mailbox.


January 17, 2003, 12:44 AM

Tyme, you're a genius.

Thank you sooooo much.

I mean it.


January 17, 2003, 09:04 PM
tyme...congrats on your escape from the PRK!:p

January 18, 2003, 11:51 PM
I experienced the pleasure of a [THR PM] before I saw this thread, and immediately posted a thread expressing my thanks for implementing it.

Thanks for instigating it, pax! :D

It's a great improvement! :neener:

Mike Irwin
January 19, 2003, 01:08 AM

Whoa, question...

Does that send just what is in your inbox currently, or does that set it so that everything in the future goes to your e-mail, too?

January 19, 2003, 04:04 AM
Mike, I think it just sends new stuff that comes to your inbox. At least that's the way it worked with mine. I left some messages in my inbox before this was implemented, and it didn't mess with them, but it did send the content on new messages.

January 19, 2003, 02:55 PM
Yesterday I modified the "pm notification" email so it actually sends the text of new messages. Hopefully this will encourage people to clear out their PM mailboxes here and avoid hogging space on the server. :)

The above url to send all PMs currently in the user's mailbox still works.
Both mechanisms now use "[THR PM]" to start the subject for easy filtering.

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