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Bug Private messages disappearing

  1. Mar 14, 2009 #1
    Recently, I've noticed that any pms I get will disappear from my inbox when I go back to it. It's like they were never there. Could my missing messages be retrieved? I've had a couple since June of last year that have vanished.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Mar 14, 2009 #2


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    I've never had any PMs disappear, are you sure that you didn't accidently delete them?
  4. Mar 14, 2009 #3


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    You could ask the people that sent the PMs if they still have them in their "sent messages" folder.
  5. Mar 15, 2009 #4
    Yep, I'm sure. I hit my back button after a message I got and then went back into my pms. Gone. There are a couple of people I've tried to have conversations with but their messages disappear.
  6. Mar 15, 2009 #5
    That's what sucks. I get a message relating to a post, so I quickly click over to the post to get the context of the pm and then go back to my inbox, but it's gone. I didn't take note of who sent the pm. I don't get a lot of pms so I forget that there is this bug with my pms. My bad for not paying attention to who sent it before I clicked over.
  7. Mar 17, 2009 #6
    As a PF contributor I'm asking for assistance with this issue. Is there someone I can talk to?
  8. Mar 17, 2009 #7
    I'll look into when I get home. Very odd.
  9. Mar 17, 2009 #8
    Thanks, Greg. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that at one time I had a different username and email. There was some confusion with accounts at that time to where I couldn't log in with my new username. But, maybe that is unrelated.
  10. Mar 23, 2009 #9

    I'm feeling a little neglected. :(
  11. Mar 23, 2009 #10


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    I've had a couple vanish as well. I just figured that I'd screwed up somehow.
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