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Question about direct mail

Post by carson15 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:34 pm

If I create a site and I am the administrator can I control what direct messages are allowed to go to other forum users? In other words, as administrator are all forum posts routed through me? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Obviously I am not that computer savvy.
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Re: Question about direct mail

Post by Elias » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:09 pm

You can set the permission that gives you the option to approve the posts being made.

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Re: Question about direct mail

Post by stevemaury » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:52 pm

However, you will quickly lose your users. Are you trying to control spam? Because there are easier ways.
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Re: Question about direct mail

Post by carson15 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:00 pm

Why do you think I would lose users? Coincidentally when I posted my question I got a message from the moderator on this site saying it would have to be approved before it was posted. Not trying to argue with you. Just trying to understand your train of thought.

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Re: Question about direct mail

Post by carson15 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:01 pm

I’m not worried so much about spam. Concerned about people soliciting on the site via direct message.

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Re: Question about direct mail

Post by david63 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:37 am

You have mentioned Direct Mail and Direct Messaging in your posts. phpBB allows members to send emails to one another and it allows private messages to be sent from one member to another. There is nothing in the core that will allow you to monitor and/or approve either of these - however you can set permissions to disable these features.
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Re: Question about direct mail

Post by carson15 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Thank you For that great information. So could I choose to disable the direct iMessage feature and direct-mail feature for everyone except myself as the administrator?

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Re: Question about direct mail

Post by david63 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:34 pm

carson15 wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:28 pm
Thank you For that great information. So could I choose to disable the direct iMessage feature and direct-mail feature for everyone except myself as the administrator?
Yes - but if you disable it for everyone but yourself who are you going mail/message?

A better option would be to create another group, say "Trusted" that allowed the facility and then put members into that group when you thought that they could be trusted to use the features.
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