PMs--how private are they?

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by BirdBrain, Nov 28, 2010.

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  1. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    I got an invite to another group via PM this evening. You probably did too. Seems like we had a spammer breaking the forum rules. I copied the PM to one of the moderators so they could deal with it. When I checked my messages later, the offending PM had been deleted. I wasn't sorry to see it gone, but it got me to wondering really how private our PMs really are. Who has access to our PMs?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    The board owner is the only person with access.

    In the case of spammers, he can delete the PMs from the spammer.

    If you are worried that he goes through and reads your PMs for fun, you can be assured he is not interested. [​IMG]
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    So....mods do not have the ability nor the access to PMs?
     
  4. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you do not have an encrypted connection on the internet then everything you do is as public as a post card.

    As for BYC server security, you should assume it is OK, but not impregnable.

    I got spammed by email.
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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  6. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    [​IMG] if he were looking for entertainment in my PMs, he would be bored out of his mind!!
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We received reports of spam and so I deleted all PM's that were sent by the spammer.
     
  8. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Quote:Same here. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    No worries. It's private. Nifty told me so!
     
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Usually, if the account that was spamming is deleted, it deletes all posts and pms from that person as well. No one has to go into your pms to do that. It's like the Spammer never existed.

    Shelly
     
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