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Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby quantumparanormal » 20 Sep 2009, 02:47

I had to wait literally an entire day before yesterday's private messages left my Outbox.
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Re: Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 27 Sep 2009, 22:17

Quantum - If you would like to test this, send me a 'test' PM and we can see if it's nothing more than a glitch or a problem. I have noticed the same thing but my theory is that the PM stays in your 'outbox' until it is picked up by the recipient and not actually held back from being sent.
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Re: Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby quantumparanormal » 28 Sep 2009, 22:51

NinjaPuppy wrote:Quantum - If you would like to test this, send me a 'test' PM and we can see if it's nothing more than a glitch or a problem. I have noticed the same thing but my theory is that the PM stays in your 'outbox' until it is picked up by the recipient and not actually held back from being sent.


They do go through now, but not immediately. Perhaps there's a PHP process/job that regularly processes an email queue and it's at that point the contents of the Outbox are sent. There was one day on which I had several PMs, and none of them went out for an entire day.
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Re: Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 28 Sep 2009, 23:30

OK, good to know that this has not been an ongoing thing for you. Bugs in a system can be a real PIA. I'll see if I can find out if this is a phpBB Group thing or 'normal' for this system.
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Re: Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby WhiteTiger » 05 Oct 2009, 14:15

NinjaPuppy wrote:the PM stays in your 'outbox' until it is picked up by the recipient and not actually held back from being sent.


That's correct. It's standard for phpbb pm format. The outbox can be something of a problem solver, since if the pm is deleted from your outbox before it's read and moves to the sent box, then it also disappears from the inbox of the recipient. Can be handy when a pm is composed and sent while PO'd over something from the forums... you have that grace period to calm down and delete it with no one the wiser. ;)



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Re: Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby quantumparanormal » 05 Oct 2009, 23:43

WhiteTiger wrote:
NinjaPuppy wrote:the PM stays in your 'outbox' until it is picked up by the recipient and not actually held back from being sent.


That's correct. It's standard for phpbb pm format. The outbox can be something of a problem solver, since if the pm is deleted from your outbox before it's read and moves to the sent box, then it also disappears from the inbox of the recipient. Can be handy when a pm is composed and sent while PO'd over something from the forums... you have that grace period to calm down and delete it with no one the wiser. ;)



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Actually, I figured it out: the message sits in your Outbox UNTIL the recipient reads it. I know, weird. Accordingly, the Outbox should be labeled 'Unread', not 'Outbox'. Once the message is read, it ends up in your 'Sent messages' folder. The 'Sent messages' folder should be labeled 'Read' accordingly.
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Re: Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby NinjaPuppy » 06 Oct 2009, 05:37

quantumparanormal wrote:Actually, I figured it out: the message sits in your Outbox UNTIL the recipient reads it. I know, weird. Accordingly, the Outbox should be labeled 'Unread', not 'Outbox'. Once the message is read, it ends up in your 'Sent messages' folder. The 'Sent messages' folder should be labeled 'Read' accordingly.


You expect computer guys to use clear language? This from people who have you go to 'START' to turn off you computer?
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Re: Why do private messages not leave the Outbox immediately?

Postby quantumparanormal » 06 Oct 2009, 07:34

NinjaPuppy wrote:
quantumparanormal wrote:Actually, I figured it out: the message sits in your Outbox UNTIL the recipient reads it. I know, weird. Accordingly, the Outbox should be labeled 'Unread', not 'Outbox'. Once the message is read, it ends up in your 'Sent messages' folder. The 'Sent messages' folder should be labeled 'Read' accordingly.


You expect computer guys to use clear language? This from people who have you go to 'START' to turn off you computer?


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