Not quite sure what your 2nd sentence means. I was told the moderation team can see at the very least who is PM'ing each other. I was also told it takes quite a bit of work to get to the PM's if someone did want to read them.Only the participants of conversations can view them.
Ultimately they are not totally private though, as anyone with database access can read the messages.
There's also a couple of login as user addons.@Doctor there is an add on that does it called read Pms I think by tlk ?
There is this
Login as user ... and read their PMs ?There's also a couple of login as user addons.
This is a good one:
Sadly that one is unmaintained, the one that is still maintained is by a developer I don't recommend.
Login as user is very useful. If they complain about some aspect of the forum not working properly, you can see exactly wat they see. Obviously it should tie in with their Analyse permissions, but I find it useful if for example:Login as user ... and read their PMs ?