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==How to Access==
 
==How to Access==
Select '''Tools → Read Messages''' from the drop-down menu on the Back-end of your Joomla! installation.
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Navigate to the [[screen.messages.inbox.15|Private messages - inbox]] screen. Then click the Settings button in the toolbar.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
The Private Messaging screen allows you to send messages to other Back-end Joomla! users. You can read, write, send, and delete messages here.
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The Private Messaging Configuration screen allows you to set parameters to control how Private Messaging works in your Joomla! web site.
  
 
==Screenshot==
 
==Screenshot==
[[Image:Private_messaging.png]]
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[[Image:Private_message_config.png]]
  
==Column Headers==
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==Details==
{{colheader|Number}}
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*'''Lock Inbox.''' Whether or not to lock the Private Messaging inbox. If set to "Yes", no Private Messages can be sent. Default is "No."
*'''Checkbox.''' Check this box to select one or more messages. To select all messages, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click the Delete button in the toolbar to delete the selected messages.
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*'''Mail me on new Message.''' Whether or not to send an e-mail to a User when a new Private Message is received. Default is "No."
*'''Subject.''' The Subject line of the message. Click this to open the message for viewing. This takes you to the [[screen.messages.read.15|View Private Message]] screen where you view, reply to, or delete the message.
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*'''Auto Purge Messages.''' The number of days after which to delete Private Messages. Default is 7 days.
*'''Read.''' A green tick indicates that the message has been read. A red X indicates that it has not been read.
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*'''From.''' The User who sent the message.
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*'''Date.''' The date and time the message was sent.
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{{colheader|Display}}
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==Toolbar==
 
==Toolbar==
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[[Image:Private_message_config_toolbar.png]]
 
[[Image:Private_message_config_toolbar.png]]
{{toolbaricon|Delete}}
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{{toolbaricon|Save}}
*'''New.''' To write a new message, click this button. A window called [[Screen.messages.edit.15|Write Private Message]] will open.
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{{toolbaricon|Cancel}}
 
{{toolbaricon|Help}}
 
{{toolbaricon|Help}}
 
==List Filters==
 
'''Filter by Partial Title'''
 
 
You can filter the list of messages by typing part of the subject, or you can select read or unread messages.
 
*'''Search.''' In the upper left corner just above the column headings is a Search field and two buttons, as shown below:
 
 
[[Image:Private_messaging_search.png|center]]
 
 
:If you have a large number of messages on the list, you can use this filter to find the desired messages quickly. Enter part of the subject and press 'Go' to display the matching messages. You can enter in whole words or part of a word. For example, "ooml" will match all subjects with the word "Joomla!" in them.
 
 
'''Filter by Read or Unread State'''
 
 
In the upper right area, above the column headings, is a drop-down list box as shown below:
 
 
[[Image:Private_messaging_select.png|center]]
 
*'''Select State.''' Use the drop-down list box to select: Read or Unread. Only messages with this state will show on the list.
 
 
==Quick Tips==
 
*Only Users who are members of the "Super Administrator" group have access to this screen.
 
  
 
==Related Information==
 
==Related Information==
*Read about writing messages: [[screen.messages.edit.15|Private messages - Write]]
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*To write a Private Message: [[screen.messages.edit.15|Private messages - Write]]
*Read about reading messages: [[Screen.messages.read.15|Private messages - Read]]
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*To read Private Messages: [[Screen.messages.read.15|Private messages - Read]]
  
<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.5|Private Messages|Tools}}</noinclude>
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<noinclude>{{cathelp|1.5|Private Messages|Tools Helps Screens}}</noinclude>

Latest revision as of 22:19, 4 August 2012

Contents

How to Access

Navigate to the Private messages - inbox screen. Then click the Settings button in the toolbar.

Description

The Private Messaging Configuration screen allows you to set parameters to control how Private Messaging works in your Joomla! web site.

Screenshot

Private message config.png

Details

  • Lock Inbox. Whether or not to lock the Private Messaging inbox. If set to "Yes", no Private Messages can be sent. Default is "No."
  • Mail me on new Message. Whether or not to send an e-mail to a User when a new Private Message is received. Default is "No."
  • Auto Purge Messages. The number of days after which to delete Private Messages. Default is 7 days.

Toolbar

At the top right you will see the toolbar:

Private message config toolbar.png

  • Save. Save it and return to editing the menu details.
  • Cancel. Go back to the main screen of the Manager, without saving the modifications you made.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.

Related Information