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Old 05-03-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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My User CP says I have 43 messages stored, but I can only view 8 in my inbox.
How do I view the older messages? I'm looking for a couple recipes I was PMed 2/8/08.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:27 PM   #2
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In addition to your IN box you have a SENT box.

If all your messages don't show, there should be a "Page 1 of X" below the last message, just as in a thread.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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I don't have a page 1 of x, Andy.

Are they stored somewhere else? I know I've received more than 8 PMs and my dates aren't going back far enough to let me retrieve that recipe.

I see now that my Sent messages and the 8 in my Inbox is what's giving me a total of 43.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:49 PM   #4
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They are not stored elsewhere that I know of. If you can see all 43 of the emails that your counter says you have, I am stumped.

I am headed out. I'll check back later.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:54 PM   #5
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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I have a question in to the admin group to help solve your problem.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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Hey, that's great, Andy!
It's actually one of the admin's recipes I'm trying to retrieve , Kitchenelf's slaw and Boston Butt sauce recipe recipe.

I must have cleared my messages thinking they would go into a deleted folder
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:21 PM   #8
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Pacanis, they are in your Sent Box. Click on the little arrow beside where it says Inbox, there will be a drop down menu and you can select your Sent Box there. Hopefully what you are looking for is in there. There are only 8 messages in your Inbox. Sorry, thats the best help I can offer, we can't view PMs or inboxes other than our own so I hope that helps!
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:35 PM   #9
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Thanks for trying to help, Alix.
The messages in my sent box appear to be only messages I have sent, not the messages that used to be in my inbox and are no longer there. Plus it doesn't go back far enough anyway. I need to get back to 2/2/08.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:40 PM   #10
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The number 43 represents the total number of PMs that are saved under your name. So that means 35 (sent) + 8 (inbox) = 43. Thats all the PMs you have. At some point you must have accidentally deleted those recipes. Sorry Pacanis! Try using the Advanced Search for KE's recipes. That should at least help you find them.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #11
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If you know who sent em (Elfie is one), I guess the best thing to do is go back and see if they can send it again. When someone sends me recipes or I see one I like I copy it into a Word file for storage so I don't have to worry about deleting the wrong PM when making room.
Of course, be sure to cut and paste who's recipe it is too, I didn't do that at first and now I have tons I am going back and figuring out who gave em to me!
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #12
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I usually print them off, but in this case I knew they would be all nice and tidy in a thread I started..... all of them that is except the one that was PMed to me

No biggie. I could always politely ask for her to send it again, but I guess I expected my missing PMs to be saved somewhere, like a mail program puts them in a deleted items folder until you really want to delete them and not just move them to make room.

I'll have to get in the habit of saving them myself somewhere.
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lol, thought this thread was gonna be about, well, you know.

mad cow's disease was already used...
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:22 PM   #14
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Now, now, BT.....
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I usually print them off, but in this case I knew they would be all nice and tidy in a thread I started..... all of them that is except the one that was PMed to me

No biggie. I could always politely ask for her to send it again, but I guess I expected my missing PMs to be saved somewhere, like a mail program puts them in a deleted items folder until you really want to delete them and not just move them to make room.

I'll have to get in the habit of saving them myself somewhere.

My process is different.

If there is something I want to save from an online source, I always copy it right away to my hard drive. That way I have direct control over its destiny. Recipes on food sites are sometimes removed, sites disappear, servers crash and stuff is lost...

I never could see the need for a recipe box on a website where you could store stuff from that site for future reference. Plus, It's a lot easier to find on my hard drive.
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43 PMs .. i am jealous ...
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The flip side to that Andy is that hard drive crash and die too so you could lose your stuff just as easily that way. Servers crash, but are usually backed up so it is rare that stuff is permanently lost.

That being said, I do it the same way you do.
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The flip side to that Andy is that hard drive crash and die too so you could lose your stuff just as easily that way...

Which is why I bought an external hard drive!
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i do all three.

i use epi's and recipezaar's recipe boxes, and the really good, tnt (by me)one's get stored on hard drive. the really really good one's get printed out.
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