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  • Wayne Luke
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    Hello,

    You can try editing the users with the most private messages in the AdminCP. Then you can select "Delete All Private Messages" from the drop down. However, I think this might overwhelm your system unless you have really good hardware and a lot of memory available. It was never meant to handle 1 million private messages. Sending welcomes by email is a more efficient manner.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    There is no way to do what you want. You would need custom coding that can traverse the node table and rebuild the closure table with every single deletion.

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  • Problem with old "welcome PM" to new user...

    Hello!

    After updating vBulletin from 4.2.4 to 5.4.4, we encountered a problem with private messages:
    User 1 (Administrator) has over one million sent messages (outgoing folder), these messages are all about "welcome messages" to new registered users.
    The same issue happened to users: they have hundreds of sent messages, in their outgoing folder, they have old notifications "XXX has quoted YYY".

    I would like to know how I can selectively delete all private messages from the database.
    By "selective" I mean "sentence inside the message to be deleted" and/or "XXX".

    Thank you

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