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Offline Nub123

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Admins can read personal messages
« on: June 05, 2015, 07:20:46 AM »
Well, I saw at my friend's forum, he showed me by share screen on skype that he can view personal messages by players. Like, If I sent someone personal message, It'll come on forum logs that Nub123 sent message to Nub123 'Hey, how're you'. He has that. I asked him but hes not telling me so I created a topic for help, I need to know what he is using. I want to add it on my forum too.

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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 07:22:23 AM »
i think he is showing you the mail queue that will show the subject of the message being mailed. SMF will never have a feature to allow admin to read users PRIVATE messages.

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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 07:34:15 AM »
He has this, I made this picture by myself, its like his way.


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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 07:36:13 AM »
But you can't see the content of the messages, can you?
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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 07:40:11 AM »
as already stated - SMF has no feature (and never will) which allows an admin to read the personal/private messages of the users.

Yes, there is the mail queue -- so, if the user has set up the profile so that he/she receives an email notification of a PM, the admin might be able to tell that a message was sent.

However, it does not show the content of the message... 

Of course, the messages are store din the database, so an admin COULD technically opt to open the database and invade the users' privacy like that - but that has nothing specifically to do with SMF
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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 07:44:07 AM »
I know 2 ways of viewing PMs but not fully: You can either check in the database the message which was sent, but you can only see who sent it, but not who got the PM, as far as I can see. The other option is installing a package (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2511) which will show all the PMs which are sent to a specific account on the forum.


There is actually another way which is scripting such a feature like that by yourself but I am pretty much sure you will not get any help from SMF because reading PMs isn't suggested nor supported here, they are personal messages for a reason.

Offline Nub123

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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2015, 07:45:03 AM »
player.samp, could you tell me that one, which will not show only that whom the pm was sent?

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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 07:46:41 AM »
Are administrators able to view their members PMs?

Please stop doing that. We will NOT support you doing this, period.
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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 07:47:17 AM »
I know 2 ways of viewing PMs but not fully: You can either check in the database the message which was sent, but you can only see who sent it, but not who got the PM, as far as I can see.

Actually, this is incorrect...  you can indeed see who the PM was sent from and who it was sent to.


However, we will **NEVER** give specific instructions on this site regarding how to violate your users' privacy.
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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2015, 07:49:19 AM »
Are administrators able to view their members PMs?

Please stop doing that. We will NOT support you doing this, period.
What if they are advertising?

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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2015, 07:51:18 AM »
we don't care.

WE WILL NEVER GIVE INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO VIOLATE YOUR USERS' PRIVACY.


If your users are having issue with spam in PM, then have them use the REPORT PM function.
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Re: Admins can read personal messages
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2015, 07:52:02 AM »
The *only* way that SMF gives out directly the PM content is when someone (the receiver) uses the "Report To Admin" functionality. Then, and only then, SMF gives out (by email) the PM contents.

Your users can report PMs and then you can take actions.

It DOES NOT justify you getting undisclosed access to every PM your members send.
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