I believe that one of the projects in GSOC is to rework the PM system - https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 81&t=57021
No. This is the best implementation. In a traditional e-mail system, the message leaves the server and then leaves the outbox, it's different here. Much better. Without additional things, the sender knows that the recipient has read the message. As long as the message is in the outbox, the sender knows that the recipient has not read it, so he can change it or cancel it as KevC wrote. Such a good solution is possible because PM does not leave the server. I do not know exactly the mechanism, but probably only the attribute of belonging to a particular mailbox changes.
This is exactly how phpBB implements it. Outbox = "going out; not yet sent". Sentbox = "Sent". So I don't know what you are saying.TearAByte wrote: ↑Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:24 amThis is a terrible implementation. “Outbox” by definition means it’s “going out”, which to most people means, “not yet out” - and the fact that the message is not in the “sent” folder, leads to more people correctly thinking “not yet sent” - just like with every email program in the world that uses the same INBOX/OUTBOX/SENT nomenclature.
Where do we vote to have this changed???
At a minimum a change in the wording would reduce confusion. Allowing us to turn off this “feature” would be the perfect fix.
It is not.
Well, yes, but it does indicate that the message has been displayed to the recipient and is in their Inbox.
Actually, when the recipient is notified, the message is still in the Outbox. I was thinking is stayed in the Outbox until the recipient actually opened the PM, but thecoalman is saying that is not true. I just tested it, and it is true the message moves to "Sent" when the recipient opens their Inbox.