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XF 1.3 Importing PM with BCC - privacy problem

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by sinucello, May 22, 2014.

  1. sinucello

    sinucello Well-Known Member

    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,
    Last edited: May 22, 2014
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Is BCC a standard function of vB?
  3. sinucello

    sinucello Well-Known Member

    I think so, just checked and couldn`t find an add-on installed for it
  4. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
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  6. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I think the BBCed field should not be imported then.
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  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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.
  8. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    BCC'd members often are staff members, when members BCC to report a vb PM.
  9. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I'd rather have it imported then.

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