After a reminder about the restriction of 10 PM messages for users and the need to delete messages prior to 10 or the box will not except any more, I decided to look into what might be a better solution.
What I've decided to try first is to change the behavior of the PM inbox. We have two choices. The first we know about. The second, and the one I changed to, is to have the inbox delete the oldest message automatically when the 11th message arrives. In essence the box never fills up.
I imagine that most people who get PMs look at them and then do nothing to delete the message. The point is it could be deleted. And for those that might never look at their PMs does it really make any difference if the oldest gets deleted. Chances are it's months old anyway.
For those that, for some reason, want to save a PM, just move it to another box. It will be there till you delete it.
This change should eliminate the biggest problem we have with PMs. That of delivery to the recipients box.
If we find this change doesn't work for us, we can change it back.
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Bruce Fenstermacher, Past President, TIC170A
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