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Mass private message to all users

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is this option available in phpbb3???
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Yes. You must allow the sending group permission to mass PM and you must allow the receiving group (registered users for all users) to receive mass PMs in Manage groups. Post back if you need more detail.
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stevemaury wrote:Yes. You must allow the sending group permission to mass PM and you must allow the receiving group (registered users for all users) to receive mass PMs in Manage groups. Post back if you need more detail.

i need more detail

how can i do this step by step???

thanks
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ANYONE!?!?!
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bump!!!!
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The board has a 6-hour bump rule. When you bump, you go to the end of the line, as we work the requests from bottom up.

For the group you want to send them, In Group permissions, set Can send pm to multiple users and groups to yes. For the groups you want to receive them (registered users in the case of your question) in Manage Groups check Group able to receive private messages.
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OK ALL SETTINGS SET

NOW HOW DO I ACTUALLY 'SEND' THE PRIVATE MESSAGES???

DO I GO TO COMPOSE PRIVATE MESSAGE AND HOW DO I SELECT AN ENTIRE GROUP?
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Re: Mass private message to all users

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bumpify!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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In the PM section, when you create a PM you can add users in the white window at the top left. To add groups, look to the right and you will see a list of groups (Administrators, Moderators etc...). Click on one of those groups then click Add on the left, as you would to add a user, except you will add a group to be PMed.

I am assuming you want to PM the Registered Users group, so select that group in the list on the right (you may have to scroll down that list).
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Re: Mass private message to all users

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I don't see it...

and yes I am the boards admin


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Re: Mass private message to all users

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dvt85 wrote:I don't see it...

and yes I am the boards admin
I had the same problem, and I had to go to each group (Admin, Moderators, Full, On Probation, Banned etc... [these are my groups in my forum] and tick the PM box for that group. Once I did this, they appeared in my list on the right so I could PM them as a group.
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Re: Mass private message to all users

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I have the registered users able to received mass pms but i dont see in my compose widow where to add the group to the pm that im sending.
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still no go. anyone else?
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Re: Mass private message to all users

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aahhh. figured out the problem. after you set your group of registered users to receive pms, you gotta go to "Private Message Settings" in the ACP index and set Allow sending of private messages to multiple users and groups: to Yes. It works for me now.
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Re: Mass private message to all users

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Sorry, I am being stupid. I have gone into registered users permissions and I cant see anything about receiving... my group can sens mass pm, but I cant see a group drop-down?

Please can someone spell it out to a poor simple forum admin? :(
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