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  • Can Admin read all PMs?

    Hi all

    I am a moderator on a vBulletin 3.7.1 site and I cannot view members' PMs, I would like to know if it possible for them to be viewed by the Administrator.

    WTMW

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    Originally posted by WelcomeToMyWorld View Post
    I am a moderator on a vBulletin 3.7.1 site and I cannot view members' PMs, I would like to know if it possible for them to be viewed by the Administrator.
    No,you cannot read your members' PMs without modifying the code.


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    • #3
      Originally posted by beishe8 View Post
      No,you cannot read your members' PMs without modifying the code.
      Thats not true

      acp->run query-> select * from pmtext
      you can also see everything with phpmyadmin

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      • #4
        Originally posted by WelcomeToMyWorld View Post
        Hi all

        I am a moderator on a vBulletin 3.7.1 site and I cannot view members' PMs, I would like to know if it possible for them to be viewed by the Administrator.

        WTMW
        Yes you can!!

        Go to vbulletin.org for addons like this

        You can also simply view the vbulletin database..
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        • #5
          Different ways of doing it. It is possible but not without knowing sql or getting an addon or having access to the mysql database.
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          • #6
            dear WelcomeToMyWorld, do you think that users will like that admins of fourm can read PMs?

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            • #7
              Private messages are... private, you shouldn't read them.

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              • #8
                It's possible to read the PMs if you have access to the database.

                Also, there's a modification on vbulletin.org that facilitates reading them, made by a despicable human being.
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                • #9
                  Assume that any message is not private
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rinol16 View Post
                    dear WelcomeToMyWorld, do you think that users will like that admins of fourm can read PMs?
                    Originally posted by PitchouneN64ngc View Post
                    Private messages are... private, you shouldn't read them.
                    If I suspect harassment or illegal activity I will do what I need to do to protect my forum and members.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 1996 328ti View Post
                      If I suspect harassment or illegal activity I will do what I need to do to protect my forum and members.
                      In France, the article 226-15 from Penal code and article 9 from Civil code doesn't authorize you to see private correspondences between users. Even if they discuss about harassment or illegal activity.

                      After that, it depends of the country where the server of the forum is localized.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dream View Post
                        It's possible to read the PMs if you have access to the database.

                        Also, there's a modification on vbulletin.org that facilitates reading them, made by a despicable human being.
                        If you dont agree with the facility then thats fine, but name calling is just childish and uncalled for.
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                        • #13
                          i do not think admin should be able to read private messages. it is not right, and i was surprised to find an addon that will allow you to do that in vbulletin.org.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by abbas73 View Post
                            i do not think admin should be able to read private messages. it is not right, and i was surprised to find an addon that will allow you to do that in vbulletin.org.
                            It is illeagal to use that modificaion ( if you get caught) and or read your members private messages in several countries. I guess it is more base on your principles and how far you will stoop too in the end.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PitchouneN64ngc View Post
                              In France, the article 226-15 from Penal code and article 9 from Civil code doesn't authorize you to see private correspondences between users. Even if they discuss about harassment or illegal activity.
                              Fair.
                              If authorities suspect some illegal activity then they will have the permit to read those PMs.


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