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  • NetNanny
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    Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
    It will delete them when you run that option.
    Very vague answer. So why do you think I gave a long and specific example ?
    So a Mod can delete those sent 490 PM's before those users log in and get them ? ..thus never getting them ?

    So if I send you a PM right now, is it in your inbox in a few seconds ??? And assuming you don't notice it or care not to read it - a Mod could delete it from within your inbox ?

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  • Steve Machol
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    It will delete them when you run that option.

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  • NetNanny
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    Originally posted by SNN View Post
    There is a option in the vBulletin admin cp (per user control) to select "Delete all PMs sent by user"

    You can try vBulletin @ http://vbulletin.com/admindemo.php
    OK, but at what stage will it delete them ? Even once sent ??

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  • SNN
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    There is a option in the vBulletin admin cp (per user control) to select "Delete all PMs sent by user"

    You can try vBulletin @ http://vbulletin.com/admindemo.php

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  • NetNanny
    started a topic PM spam

    PM spam

    Say a spammer signs up and sends spam to other members via PM. Is there an option (or add-on, etc.) to delete the spammer's sent PM's once this is known? I'm not sure how vBulletin handles PM's but I read that some other forum software doesn't actually send a PM from the user's folder until the recipient "asks" for it by clicking on the You have a new message type notification. So I guess with that forum software, it could be possible for a Mod to simply delete those PM's before they are "sent".

    I guess what I'd like to find out is if once the spammer has sent the PM's are they gone to their recipients for good - and waiting in those user's inbox ? Let's say the spammer logs in and spams at 7:00AM. He sends 500 PM's to various users and is finished by 10:00AM. Out of those 500 PM's there are only 10 users online at the time that read the PM's and realise it's spam and report it. So a Mod confirms this and bans the spammer. Now there are still 490 PM's that have not yet been viewed by their intended recipients because they have not logged in yet. So can a Mod/Admin see or know who those other 490 users are and delete the PM's before they get/read them ? Did I make sense ? So the conclusion would be that the spammer sent 500 PM's and only reached 10 users that saw them. The other 490 potential users will see the spam PM's if nothing is done. Can something be done, or will the 490 users, whenever they log-in, get the PM's as they would normally.


    Thanks,
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