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Messaging: Viewing old messages?

 
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Picture of Samuel Henderson
Messaging: Viewing old messages?
 
Hello,

Is there any way for users to view old messages (ones that have already popped up)?  All I can find is the "search" function -- but that only works if you know what to search for.

Many thanks,

Sam Henderson
 
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Picture of Chardelle Busch
Re: Messaging: Viewing old messages?
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We had quite a discussion about this a while back (I'm not sure where it is). The problem is that if you get a message from someone, then close the window--you're SOL if you do not remember who sent it or what they said (in other words, you don't know what to search for).

What I do now is first thing I add the user to my contact list--that way I can always find it again by looking through the message history of my contacts.

Another tip is to search for a common word, such as "the" and see if you can find it that way.
 
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Picture of Dawn Wright
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We're just running into this problem - not being able to quickly find messages that have been read. We were using the Dialogue mod and faculty got used to being able to track student messages, so I am getting a lot of complaints about this. Is this a bug or intentional design? Is there a work around other than trying to remember to add the sender to your Contact list?
 
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Picture of Mon B
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I've just discovered this myself. It seems an odd design.

An easy 'message history' area would be great, with perhaps an Administrator defined limit of how many messages can be kept by users (to reduce server load)?

smile

 
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Picture of Arara CD
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Is there still no answer for this? This has been driving me mad.
 
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Picture of Scott Owens
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The question aroudn this for us, is us as admins can see student/faculty replies by clicking message history if we know the student, but when the faculty is logged in they can only see their messages sent to students and not the replies, is this a  security thing or what????

Where is this dialog message found.

Scott Owens

 
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Picture of Chandrashekar Ramanathan
Re: Messaging: Viewing old messages?
 
Hi,

I am newbie to this forum. I see that this thread was last updated in 2007. I was just wondering if there has been any solution to the problem of being able to view old messages. We are just migrating from Manhattan and our faculty members are used to that model. Any inputs to make this transition smooth would be great.

Thanks,
Chandrashekar

 
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Picture of Muhammad Ajmal
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Hi ... I am still waiting, if anyone got the solution of this problem. I saw that reply with database access with phpmyadmin console but that is not what we are looking for. I think we should make one routine which can be usefull for everybody.

 
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Picture of Martin Hermsen
Re: Messaging: Viewing old messages?
 
We are developing a new Message System based on the old one. It has an In/Outbox for these Problems.
We have only changed the code/frontend, but not the databse or other core somponents it should be what you are searching for. I think we will distribute it in the plugin Database in some weeks.
 
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Picture of Udaykumar Shenoy
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That would be great. I am waiting for the release. Is it ready? Or where I get the pointer when it happens?
Thanks.
 
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Picture of Muhammad Ajmal
Re: Messaging: Viewing old messages?
 
Thank martin, Great!!! We are waiting for the release. Please do let us know when it will be ready.


 
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Picture of Travis Burrell
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Any news on this new message system?
 
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King Crab Fishing in Norway
Re: Messaging: Viewing old messages?
 
When you click on 'message history' you should see all of the communication you have had with that person.
 
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Picture of Martin Lukas
Re: Messaging: Viewing old messages?
 
Good things come to those who wait! wink

See the Message module mod here:
http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=137041
and tell us your opinion, if this could be helpful...

regards,
Martin
 
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Picture of Stephen Watson
Re: Messaging: Viewing old messages?
 

I ran into this problem here in 2012 as it seems there is still no clear way to view old messages. However, it is possible. Just not obivous.

To view message history:

1) Click on a participants name.

2) Click the 'Send Message' button underneath the participant's information. 

3) Click 'Message History' link. A new window should pop-up with the message history. So also be sure your pop-up blocker for Moodle is deavtivated. 

It seems strange to have to begin sending a message to view message history..but, hey. It works. 

 
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Picture of Bregham Dalgliesh
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Just followed your advice and worked perfectly, thanks very much, a great help indeed!

 
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