XF 1.3 Merging VB-imported private messages?


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Since XF has no concept of an inbox and sent items, importing VB's private messages are a bit of a mess. Every received AND sent item is a separate conversation and appears in the inbox, so it's difficult to filter through.

I had hoped that rebuilding conversations would merge PMs with the same subject and participants, but that isn't the case.

Is there any way to rebuild VB's private messages into conversations? I realize there's no way for XF to actually know what's part of a conversation, but just a rudimentary Gmail-like system where it simply merges items with the same subject into the conversation thread would suffice.


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Right, I guess I meant something pre-built. We're sinking a lot of time into this transition and I'm trying to use as many off-the-shelf parts as possible to cut down on the time. Figured I'm definitely not the only vBulletin convert so someone else had to have this problem.


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We do notify our users that PMs will get deleted with the transfer and ask them to download important PMs to their hard disks (vb has a PM download feature).

Other wise all our users would have to delete a massive amount of messages after the transfer, because we limit the inbox size which would be heavily overloaded right after the transfer.