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XF 1.3 Importing PM with BCC - privacy problem

sinucello

Well-known member
#1
Hi,
it seems that if you have sent a PM in vBulletin to other members with one or multiple recipients in the BCC field and one normal recipient - that after importing the PM to xenForo all recipients - no matter if BCC or not - are part of the conversation.

So if - for example - you just wanted to inform the BCCed members and the normal recipient wrote something back that was not meant for the BCCed members eyes, you now have a problem.

Can someone confirm this?

all the best,
Sacha
 
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Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#5
I'll flag this to @Mike then as it may be something which he may want to tweak as far as the importer is concerned.

Although there is no equivalent in XenForo so the options are fairly limited.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#7
I think the only real change that could be done here would be to not import BCCs as we don't have that as a concept. Which of course means that those PMs may not be imported, so that's a different trade off.

I should note that looking at some of the data I have locally, I think I'm actually seeing a bunch of examples where the only recipient is actually BCC'd, which is a bit strange.
 

0ptima

Well-known member
#9
I think the only real change that could be done here would be to not import BCCs as we don't have that as a concept. Which of course means that those PMs may not be imported, so that's a different trade off.
I'd rather have it imported then.