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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 10:47
IN-WondeR
Just call me: Kim
 
Randers
Denmark
My PM Inbox has lost many messages

Somehow, I cannot see my messages that are older than a day in my inbox. What is the problem.?
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 11:08
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Anyone else have this problem? Is it very serious that I have to try and recover it?
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 11:23
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
My box is gone as well Gerald.
It shows the year 1969 as my last post!
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 11:34
IN-WondeR
Just call me: Kim
 
Randers
Denmark
Gerald, I would appreciate any effort to recover it.
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 15:44
bradm
Just call me: Brad #10
 
Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Yep, PM problems.

All but 2 of mine are gone (15 set to 1969 and gone).

It's not important to me, just another data point.
  #6  
Old Wed 15 October 2008, 15:48
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Yup same problem here, most of my messages are set to 1969. Would be nice if they could be retrieved. If it is not too much effort.
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 15:55
Marc Shlaes
Just call me: Marc
 
Cleveland, OH
United States of America
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Same here but it strangely shows the mailbox full of empty messages from 1969 as well.
  #8  
Old Wed 15 October 2008, 16:57
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
What have you guys been doing? I don't know why but mine are fine.
  #9  
Old Wed 15 October 2008, 17:23
Doug_Ford
Just call me: Doug #3
 
Conway (Arkansas)
United States of America
The messages I received in Sep and Oct are fine but the earlier ones are gone.
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 21:21
gmessler
Just call me: Greg #15
 
Chicago IL
United States of America
mine says I have 2 but they can't be selected. Nothing there.
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 22:10
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
I have now made an attempt to repair the weird dates . . . . . has that made any difference to those seeing the 1969 date?
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Old Wed 15 October 2008, 22:17
Marc Shlaes
Just call me: Marc
 
Cleveland, OH
United States of America
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Sorry but...

Nope! Still broke.
  #13  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 00:52
Kobus_Joubert
Just call me: Kobus #6
 
Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Mine are also all gone.
  #14  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 01:17
hennie
Just call me: Hennie #23
 
Roodepoort JHB
South Africa
Last one sent was 3 weeks ago everything older than that is gone with 1970
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Old Thu 16 October 2008, 01:33
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Sorry guys, I did not realise you used PM's to save valuable info. I always used it just for first contact and then reverted to my normal e-mail system. What happened here was that the table in the database that stores PM's was getting rather large, so I deleted 75% of the PM's from the early end, thinking that I was clearing out old clutter. 2 weeks ago I cleared 10% as a test. It appears that the "open slots" created 2 weeks ago have now taken up some of the later PM's and doing a second delete caused the current mess.

I didn't have problem with the relative large size of the server space that your PM's were occupying, per se. I just thought that this forum was not meant to be a mailing system to store stuff where normal e-mail should be used. Especially when we have people joining the forum making no posts but sending PM's like crazy. I get the impression that these phantom "members" are only here to spam via the PM system?

Anyway, I have asked my server host if he he can put PM's back to where they were on Sunday (restore from his backup) and let's see what he can do. But, in the longer term, I am either going to disable PM's, or try to restrict PM's to members who actually make some posts. Snag is, we have the spammers who occasionally make 5 inane posts and then disappear.

To summarize from my viewpoint: PM's were not the reason for starting this forum, and I am not going to let PM issues tie me up in running the forum. I am inclined towards removing the feature altogether. Therefore, please don't store valuable stuff in this forum's PM system.
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Old Thu 16 October 2008, 08:26
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
You can also backup your pms to a text file as well. I have done this in the past to allow me to delete some older pms. Just select all the pms in the inbox or outbox and select download as text from the drop down box on the lower right hand side of the screen.
  #17  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 10:24
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
My server host has restored part of the database - could those with problems tell me if it is fixed?
  #18  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 10:28
bradm
Just call me: Brad #10
 
Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Mine are back. Thanks! I also agree with the new policy of no guarantees in the future.
  #19  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 10:33
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
For the first time, I now had a corrupted inbox with a 1970 date - but a delete solved that!
  #20  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 10:47
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Gerald,
Some of mine are back but only from the end of August to now.
  #21  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 10:59
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
I am afraid that this is as good as it is going to get.
  #22  
Old Thu 16 October 2008, 11:09
IN-WondeR
Just call me: Kim
 
Randers
Denmark
Also only partial return of my pm's, but I'll back up those I need, and delete the rest...
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