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Stuck in the Sent Items PM folder

  1. Jun 28, 2008 #1

    tiny-tim

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    … stuck in the Sent Items PM folder

    In User Control Panel > Private Messages > Sent Items, the button at the bottom of the page has no "Move to folder …" option, even though all the other folders do have it.

    And there's no option to choose a folder when creating a new PM.

    So all sent PMs are stuck in the Sent Items folder. :cry:
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    Re: … stuck in the Sent Items PM folder

    Interesting. I never noticed that before. Is this new, post-upgrade behavior?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2008 #3

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    Re: … stuck in the Sent Items PM folder

    I never try moving them anywhere other than deleting, so have never noticed this myself.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2008 #4

    Doc Al

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    Re: … stuck in the Sent Items PM folder

    Me neither.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2008 #5

    Astronuc

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    Re: … stuck in the Sent Items PM folder

    I periodically save sent and received PMs as html and csv files, and individually, then deleted them.

    I think they still count against a quota limit no matter where stored, but I could be wrong.
     
  7. Sep 12, 2011 #6

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    oooh, i've just discovered that one can send private messages to oneself! :tongue2:

    sooo … the way to avoid the Sent Items folder problem is to send a "blind copy" (click "BCC") to oneself …

    that copy will appear in the Inbox folder, from where it can be moved to any other folder, and it has the correct recipient, time, etc :smile:
     
  8. Sep 12, 2011 #7

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    Re: … stuck in the Sent Items PM folder

    So three years of experimenting finally paid off, eh? :wink:
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 #8

    tiny-tim

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    he he :biggrin:

    no, three years of giving up :rolleyes:, and finally wondering what the BCC link did! :blushing:
     
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