How do I get rid of 5000 (update: now 10,000) PMs?

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Re: How do I get rid of 5000 PMs?

Post by beggers » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:02 am

Just so everyone knows, I tried that code and it didn't work. I now have a staggered 10,000+ PMs and no way to purge them. NEED SOME HELP, please! :cry:

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Re: How do I get rid of 5000 (update: now 10,000) PMs?

Post by onehundredandtwo » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:31 am

How about letting all of your users know via mass email that everybody's inboxes will be cleared out, and to export their emails as a CSV file if anything in there is important? And backup the board just in case?

Personally I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work. :?
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Re: How do I get rid of 5000 (update: now 10,000) PMs?

Post by beggers » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:48 am

onehundredandtwo wrote:How about letting all of your users know via mass email that everybody's inboxes will be cleared out, and to export their emails as a CSV file if anything in there is important? And backup the board just in case?

Personally I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work. :?
Yeah, but how? There's no command to do that. True, I could go into the database and try emptying all the fields that are related to PMs, however, even reading this topic you'll see that there isn't total agreement on which database fields are involved or what the effect would be.

I'd like to see someone fix the code shown above. This would be a perfect solution if it worked.

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Re: How do I get rid of 5000 (update: now 10,000) PMs?

Post by Anyasha » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:26 am

How I would looooove something like this. There was one for phpbb2 that allowed you to delete orphan PMs and it was wonderful. I'd love to be able to do the same on 3.
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Re: How do I get rid of 5000 (update: now 10,000) PMs?

Post by net83it » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:51 pm

any news about a mod or a tools to prune pms?
thanks

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