Can Admin Read User's PMs?

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Can Admin Read User's PMs?

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Can the administrator check the user's private messages?

if yes, where can i see? thx!
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Within the default phpBB3 package, the admin cannot read users' Private Messages.
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Re: Can Admin Read User's PMs?

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A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:Within the default phpBB3 package, the admin cannot read users' Private Messages.
huh? why cannot?
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chengdu wrote:
A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote:Within the default phpBB3 package, the admin cannot read users' Private Messages.
huh? why cannot?

Because the private message system is designed to offer a degree of privacy, users will assume that their pm's are not being read...... and simply because the developers did not want it as a feature :)
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You could make a simple MOD or just look it up in the database...
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Stuiterbal wrote:You could make a simple MOD or just look it up in the database...
I look it up in the database.
Its not like someone was cursing or linking to offensive material without you knowing it.
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Re: Can Admin Read User's PMs?

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Xboxsosmart wrote:
Stuiterbal wrote:You could make a simple MOD or just look it up in the database...
I look it up in the database.
Its not like someone was cursing or linking to offensive material without you knowing it.
Can't you look in the database to read user's PM's?
In this case, phpmyadmin.
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It is phpmyadmin.
I predict that this topic will get locked because every similar one has.
It is called a "Private" message because it is between the sender and the recipient.
If it was called "Public" message then it would be ok to read it.
Before you consider installing any mod to do this you should put something to this effect in your registration.

"Please be aware that I as admin reserve the right to read all/any of your "Private" messages"

If the excuse is that someone is getting offensive PM's then let them forward a copy of it to you.
If you think they may be talking about you behind your back then just learn to live with it.

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Re: Can Admin Read User's PMs?

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They are called PRIVATE Messages for a reason.

Very unethical to be reading them.
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I believe there is a modification for this.

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &sk=t&sd=a
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Re: Can Admin Read User's PMs?

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So there is and as such there is no need for this discussion to proceed any further.

Closed as per prediction.

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