Apr 6, 2010 at 4:21 pm #1257399
How in the hell do i view my personal messages? im so lostApr 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm #1594957
Chris WBPL Member
They get sent to your email, assuming you have it set up.Apr 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm #1594962
Dan DurstonBPL Member
There is no way to view your PMs through the BPL site is there? It seems that once you delete the email then the PM is gone forever.Apr 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm #1594965
Nope. BPL site does not store any of your PM's — coming or going.
And when you reply to a PM and you want to save a copy, make sure to copy and paste it to "somewhere" before you hit the send button.Apr 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm #1595089
I keep all my PM emails that are sent as you can go back to them at any time.
Just as a test I called one up from January and it is still accessible,
MarkApr 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm #1595091
Thats incoming PM's only, to clarify.
CheersApr 6, 2010 at 9:53 pm #1595094
The only way to save our sent PM's for later retrieval is by manually copying and pasting to some other application (e.g. MS Word). There's nothing within BPL where we can save our PMs — received or sent.
EDIT: Just read's Mark's clarification. Yes, incoming PM's reside in your own particular email application. Absolutely nothing to do with BPL.Apr 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm #1595096
Incoming don't reside on your email app, outlook as an example, that is simply the notification is there is a PM.
The PM itself must be stored within BPL for the whole thing to work.
CheersApr 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm #1595098
Actually, no. The PM is delivered to your email address as text email. You read it like you would an email from your friends. Contained within that email is a link which clicking, brings up a BPL page for you to type in your reply. Your reply is then sent back to the other party as an email. The messages going either way are not retained within BPL — or at least not accessible by any of us.Apr 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm #1595099
Or it looks like the notification email is simply responding to a user account rather than the message.
As an example if I retain a notification from Ben, and respond all it is doing is creating a 'new' Pm to Ben. That sounds more plausible,
Either way, retain the PM notifications and you can contact the person anytime.
CheersApr 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm #1595102
"Either way, retain the PM notifications and you can contact the person anytime."
True, but having no historical record of your own replies can really make it awkward sometimes! When I am selling gear and different people ask me for discounts or for mailing charges to different countries… if I am not careful to manually copy/paste/retain my responses — I forget what quotes I gave to whom!!Apr 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm #1595105
Greg MihalikBPL Member
As you mentioned – copy and paste into Word.
I capture both sides of the dialogue for each transaction. That has saved me from myself more than once. Then, when everybody is happy, I trash the document.
A little clumsy, but worth the effort.Apr 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm #1595107
Speaking of messaging, you should see some of the crazy things they are doing over at Google. Their 'wave' product looks very exciting.Apr 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm #1595108
I've heard of Google 'wave', 'buzz'… but don't really know much about any of them. Yeah, prolly time to click over for a look see. Thanks.Feb 2, 2012 at 8:06 pm #1833639
@matthewjamesrobertsLocale: San Fernando Valley
Just learned this. Thanks for the post. I was looking around BPL for a while before I googled my question and found this thread.
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