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3rd Party Access to PM's

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:39 am
by sandersj89
Hi,

On a forum I run there has been an accusation that people other then the sender and receiver can read PM's. Some one is convinced another member or one of the admin/mod team are reading their PM's.

I am sure that this is not possible having had a look at the documentation but I would like clarification that this is the case so I can inform the member they have nothing to worry about.

The version of software we are running is: 3.0.1

many thanks

Jerry

Re: 3rd Party Access to PM's

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:04 am
by Colynea
From all that I know, it's totally impossible for people to read one another's pm ! Whatever the version you've got...

Re: 3rd Party Access to PM's

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:38 pm
by stevemaury
But, of course, the recipient of a PM can forward it to other members. You can check the Group Permissions (Advanced) to see whether the forwarding of PMs is permitted for the Registered Users Group. It is not, by default, with a Standard Features Role, but it is with All features Role. You can change the Role permission, however.

And it is possible for anyone with database access to read PMs.

Re: 3rd Party Access to PM's

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:46 pm
by sandersj89
stevemaury wrote:
And it is possible for anyone with database access to read PMs.
Ah, that could be the key. I have Database access as do two others who are admin on the site.

I have no idea how to do it and dont want to know but one of the admin is very computer savey.

Re: 3rd Party Access to PM's

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:51 am
by b0g0ppit
Thank you very much for your help people. Replying here as other thread locked. This explains my friend's problem also. Thank you.

Re: 3rd Party Access to PM's

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:24 pm
by baz0927
I am admin on my site and it is possable and easy for admin to read PMs.I had a dispute with 2 of my members and needed to find there PMs with there permission and show them.