Private Messages

Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by Chunky, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    This morning I have received 2 emails stating I have a new private message in my inbox on this forum.

    However when I go to my inbox......The cupboard is bare!

    This has happened in the past, I have received email notification gone to my inbox only to be let down.

    Firstly can my messages be retrieved from hyper space?
    Secondly apologies to anyone who thinks I have been ignoring them!
  2. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Potential reasons for this.
    1) misbehaving email. Check the sent dates on the notification emails. They may be relating to previous pms, and have been delayed/lost etc
    2) Sender may have sent the message, and subsequently deleted it, leaving you with a notification email with no related message.

    Will check to see if you actually do have lost messages.
  3. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    This has also happened to me quite a few times as well.
  4. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Glad to see I'm in good company. Apparently Joe Royle keeps sending messages that Ipswich will get promoted. Those dont appear to be getting to his players either!
  5. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Love it mate, Love it. :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
  6. Dan

    Dan Member

    This has happened to me loads of times too. I pm'd MM and he reckons they are lost in Cyber Space unfortunately.

    Nevermind :)
  7. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Thanks for your help and advice!
  8. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    On a similar, but slightly different tack, can someone explain to me the difference between "Outbox" and "Sentbox"?
    I am guessing here, but I have two messages which have been in my "Outbox" for several days, but only one message in my "Sentbox"; does this mean that the messages in the "Outbox" have never actually been sent? if so, how do I go about forcing them to be sent?
  9. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Being in the "Outbox" simply means that the receiving party hasn't picked it up yet.

    All these "mailbox" teminologies are a bit misleading. Messages aren't really "sent", nor do they pass from "outbox" to "inbox".
  10. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Messages sent by you are stored in our Outbox until they are picked up (read) by the recipient. Once they are read, the message will move to your Sentbox. This is useful in that you know if the messages have been read or not.

    As far as 'forcing' them to be read is concerned, the only thing I can suggest is telephoning the recipient! ;)
  11. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    OK, much clearer.

    Thanks for that,

  12. Dan

    Dan Member

    Arghh, just happened again. Had a notification but no message. I could not see anyone logged in that i know, so maybe the message was not important. Just wanted to point out that if someone did want to get a message through it did not arrive ( and I am not ignoring you by not replying).
  13. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Ditto - a couple of notifications but no messages.
  14. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Ditto - but they seem to be around the times I've got real messages, so are we just getting 2 or 3 notifications for each pm?
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    It may not be the case in your situation, but I've been thrown a couple of times when I've had a notification, looked at the message, and then gone back to the page I was looking at before. In doing that, the pm notification is still showing on the page, and I've gone looking for a new message that doesn't exist :oops:
  16. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    No - these are separate emails (we don't all spend as much on here as you do, Peter! Consequently notifications tend to reach us first by email...).

    I suspect the same as Alex - those that have turned up have more or less matched multiple times to real messages.

  17. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Dont know if anyone else is encountering this problem, but whenever i get a PM it doesnt notify me anything. Normally it used to bring up a window pop up screen...however that no longer i end up totally missing any PM's.

    Regular inbox checks required i think.
  18. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Have you changed your profile recently? Particularly these two options:

    • Notify on new Private Message
      Pop up window on new Private Message
    Might be worth double-checking them?
  19. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Cheers Dyl,

    I've never had the notification by e mail thing on.
    However the pop up window still says it will bring up a window. The 'yes' button is highlighted.
    Its no great deal...just a little annoying at times.

  20. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    if u have an adblocker that could be blocking it chris