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PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:37 am
by pjjacobs
I have a problem on my board running phpBB3.0.0.

The PM's sometimes gets stuck in the outbox, only sometimes, not only to specific members, the sent box isnt full. Its like totally intermitted?

Any thoughts?

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:40 am
by karlsemple
It is not stuck there. The outbox is where messages go before they are read by the person receiving the pm. Once it has been read by the recipient the pm will be moved to the sent box. this allows you to edit or delete the message before it has been read if need be :)

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:31 am
by pjjacobs
karlsemple wrote:It is not stuck there. The outbox is where messages go before they are read by the person receiving the pm. Once it has been read by the recipient the pm will be moved to the sent box. this allows you to edit or delete the message before it has been read if need be :)

ah, makes sense, thanx :lol:

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:17 pm
by dljordaneku
I know this is an old thread but it is still accurate? If so, then it needs to be a bit more clear. I have deleted two or three messages thinking they were not going out. Most message systems, the outbox is where message are when they are in the process of going out and not an unread status. I would think most people are like hey, why are my messages not being sent.

dj

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:23 pm
by KevC
Yes it still applies.
It's there so you can edit it or delete it before it gets read, as mentioned in the documentation

https://www.phpbb.com/support/documenta ... _board_pms

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:24 pm
by modernist
The messages stays in the outbox until the recipient visits ucp.php?i=pm&folder=inbox. That doesn't mean the recipient has opened the message. To get informed when a message has been opened you need a MOD like this one: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=2127204

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:55 pm
by hundredbananas
Well this is a terrible feature. I, like the other people here, thought that the message got stuck somehow and wasn't delivered. It should really be obvious what actually happens when a message stays in the outbox.

Edit: language

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:49 pm
by cwikdahl
This is very confusing... It should be put in sent but with a field saying read/unread in that case.

Edit: Or rename "Outbox" to "Sent" and "Sent" to "Read by recipient(s)".

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:56 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
or, just learn how the system works and inform your members of it.


it is not that hard to understand. If a person can figure out how to post a PM then they are smart engough to understand how the system works.

it does work as intended and most of the many many thousands of phpbb users have had no problem at all understanding how it works.

robert

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:25 am
by david63
cwikdahl wrote:Edit: Or rename "Outbox" to "Sent" and "Sent" to "Read by recipient(s)".
If that is what you want then rename them in the language file

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:43 am
by xiaolu
I was trying to rename the wording "Outbox" (as circled on the pic below) to something else, but could not find this word "Outbox" from language/en/common.php. Anyone knows which language file to get and change this one? Thanks.

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:50 am
by KevC
The PMs are in the user control panel so the text is in language/en/ucp.php

Around line 350 in 3.0.x and 430 in 3.1.x

Re: PM's stuck in Outbox???

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:59 am
by xiaolu
KevC wrote:The PMs are in the user control panel so the text is in language/en/ucp.php

Around line 350 in 3.0.x and 430 in 3.1.x
Found it, and thank you again for your help!