PM’s in Xenforo (our forum software) are now called “Conversations”.
I can assure you that they can only be viewed by the sender and designated receiver.
Unless someone successfully hacks your password and logs in as you, your Conversations are, indeed, private.
'Good to know. That's not been the case on other forums to which I belong...I can assure you Admins can't view your conversations. We have no back door into user accounts here (we didn't on VB either). Seems the software is quite secure in this regard.
'Have no idea, Ron. I'm not a 'techy'!What software do they run? VB and Xenforo are two of the most popular packages and if they aren't intentionally cracked they should be very secure.
I can't say for sure, but I suspect when you replied you didn't notice that other names were on the "Reply to" section of the message. Forum software is pretty robust in these regards.forums to which I belong wherein posts that were made by this-or-that member IN P.M.s ONLY were referenced by said admins very shortly thereafter. On two occasions they were MINE...and I'd only made said comments in P.M.s shortly before...'wasn't time to have come from 'the grapevine.'
'Darned if I know, Ron. The P.M.s I referred to were sent on other forums and were addressed specifically to ONE person only. I don't recall ever seeing any 'send-message-to-the-universe' icon to push in either case. Buuuuuut, who knows...I can't say for sure, but I suspect when you replied you didn't notice that other names were on the "Reply to" section of the message.