Originally Posted by Dustinthewind
I always delete them, was up to like 150 once and if drove me nuts. I am somewhat paranoid of who atually is reading them or who exactly has the capability to do so. I am like that on my private email as well.
I wonder where the deleted pms go? I am sure with much diligence, someone could possibly find them anyways.
#1. Deleted PMs are gone permanently off the server. They are not stored anywhere else, except backups which are replaced every 24 hrs.
#2. Absolutely no one "reads" Pms here unless there is a valid reason - see below.
#3. The only person who can access other ppls PMs on this site is me, and I have no interest in wasting time reading them. Mods cannot access the info AT ALL.
#4. The only time I access PMs is to look for spam that's been reported or if a user is reported to be engaging in possibly illegal activities.
#5. I have NEVER revealed the actual contents of a PM to anyone, and will only do so when a court order says so.
#6. So you have much more protection here than on any other similar site.
#7. #1-#6 does not preclude any gov't agency from accessing all your correspondence (on whatever site) from being monitored thru other means.
#8 So when you put something in a PM or delete a PM you really don't have to worry.
#9 Sometimes lots of PMs will suddenly disappear when a user gets banned and has their PMs deleted.
#10 None of this covers publically available info in your posts or profile, obviously. But what's private stays private unless there is good reason, as determined by me, and me alone.
So if you're hearing anything different, you are being lied to, and you should definitely question the motivation of those who would spread such lies.