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Random Walker
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Private Message Outbox

Post by Random Walker » Tue May 30, 2017 1:16 pm

I wrote someone a private message and it has been in my outbox for 2 days. Why hasn't it left?

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Dave

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simplesimon
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Re: Private Message Outbox

Post by simplesimon » Tue May 30, 2017 1:24 pm

It means the recipient has not read it.

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Re: Private Message Outbox

Post by Miriam2 » Tue May 30, 2017 1:47 pm

For questions on navigating the forum, look for the FAQs button in the upper left corner.

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Re: Private Message Outbox

Post by livesoft » Tue May 30, 2017 1:53 pm

Also check that your "Sent" box does not already have 150 messages which probably fills it leaving no room for another Sent Message.
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Re: Private Message Outbox

Post by Random Walker » Tue May 30, 2017 2:37 pm

Thanks

Dave

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Private Messages

Post by Almost there » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:05 pm

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek]

I sent a PM on Sunday. Today I checked on all of my PMs (and deleted quite a few of them) and noticed the Outbox was marked (1). So I sent the message again, and it was marked: Sent successfully. Now my Outbox is marked (2). Was the PM sent?

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Re: Private Messages

Post by nedsaid » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:08 pm

I think the message was sent but the receiver never opened it. Maybe LadyGeek can confirm this.
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Re: Private Message Outbox

Post by LadyGeek » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:14 pm

I merged Almost there's post into here. The combined thread is in the Forum Issues and Administration forum (private messages). nedsaid is correct.

There are 2 places to check for the answer:

- The "FAQ", which is at the top-left corner of the page: Was my private message read?
A private message stays in the Outbox folder until it is read by the recipient. As soon as someone reads the message it will be moved to the Sent messages folder.
- The wiki: Posting FAQ for the Bogleheads® forum (Was my private message read?)
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Re: Private Message Outbox

Post by Almost there » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:27 pm

Thanks Lady Geek. In the meantime I deleted quite a number of PMs.

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