PM preview in email notifications?

PM preview in email notifications?

19 posts
14 March 2014
GemH
Model
GemH
I just wondered if any/some/all accounts have the function of being able to view the text of a PM within the email notification, which means you don't have to login to PS to read the email (though you obviously would to reply!) Not that it's a big deal, I'm just being nosey! Fanks peeps x
Posted 14 March 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
I've never seen it (and I'm platinum), would be handy though.

It would also be handy not to mark a message as 'read' when you use the message preview button on here.

Posted 14 March 2014
GemH
Model
GemH
RedChecker
It would also be handy not to mark a message as 'read' when you use the message preview button on here.
So there IS a way of previewing the text of a message without opening it? But it marks the message read? But, at present, there is no way of reading it without it being marked as read? Is the preview thing only for platinum? Is that right? (I'm a bit slow today hence the dumbing down to clarify.)
Posted 14 March 2014
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
GemH

So there IS a way of previewing the text of a message without opening it? But it marks the message read? But, at present, there is no way of reading it without it being marked as read? Is the preview thing only for platinum? Is that right? (I'm a bit slow today hence the dumbing down to clarify.)


If you look to the left of the sender's photo in your inbox there should be an icon with a little piece of paper and a magnifying glass.  That gives you a preview BUT also marks it as read (so IMO you may as well open it properly), or at least it used to (which is why I never used it).
Posted 14 March 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
GemH
I just wondered if any/some/all accounts have the function of being able to view the text of a PM within the email notification, which means you don't have to login to PS to read the email (though you obviously would to reply!) Not that it's a big deal, I'm just being nosey! Fanks peeps x
I think the idea is to keep you engaged with the site by making you login to view your emails. That way you get people coming on to the site more.
Posted 14 March 2014
GemH
Model
GemH
HowardJ
I think the idea is to keep you engaged with the site by making you login to view your emails. That way you get people coming on to the site more.
Whilst a very valid point, this answer is irrelevant as it doesn't answer my question... I never stated it was a good idea, or that I wanted to use it (although it is helpful when my email loads fast on 3G but PS doesn't...) .....I just asked if it was something the site offered. Curious for various reasons, none really that important. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ As RedChecker has stated he pays the ultimate price () for using the site, I think it's safe to say this feature is non existant here......... Thanks peeps.
Posted 14 March 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
GemH
Whilst a very valid point, this answer is irrelevant as it doesn't answer my question... I never stated it was a good idea, or that I wanted to use it (although it is helpful when my email loads fast on 3G but PS doesn't...) .....I just asked if it was something the site offered. Curious for various reasons, none really that important. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ As RedChecker has stated he pays the ultimate price () for using the site, I think it's safe to say this feature is non existant here......... Thanks peeps.
Well it kinda does answer the question in that it explains why implementing such a feature would probably not be a good idea from the perspective of the owners of the site as it may result in less traffic to the site and thus potentially make PS a less valuable asset.
Posted 14 March 2014
Rawandthecooked
Photographer
Rawandthecooked
they do it elsewhere though….


Posted 16 March 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
HowardJ
Well it kinda does answer the question in that it explains why implementing such a feature would probably not be a good idea from the perspective of the owners of the site as it may result in less traffic to the site and thus potentially make PS a less valuable asset.
Surely it is a useful feature that one can tell whether a message has been read. Clearly this wouldn't work if you could access the message contents without reading it on the site. Your suggestion that this restriction is a cynical attempt to increase traffic seems either ill intentioned or ill thought out.
Posted 16 March 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
stolenfaces
Surely it is a useful feature that one can tell whether a message has been read. Clearly this wouldn't work if you could access the message contents without reading it on the site. Your suggestion that this restriction is a cynical attempt to increase traffic seems either ill intentioned or ill thought out.
I agree it would be a useful feature but there may be many reasons for it not being implemented including the site owners wanting to encourage you to remain engaged with the site (sticky to it - it's a pretty standard thing for companies to do. you provide more features on the website to encourage people to visit it) or privacy reasons as people may be providing information in PMs that they would rather not make it to their email provider's servers or an email account they may share with partners etc or an email account which could get hacked thus exposing information to unauthorised people. I seem to remember seeing an enhancement request for this feature a couple of years ago but I guess it wasn't taken up.
Posted 16 March 2014
Edited by HowardJ 16 March 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
HowardJ
I agree it would be a useful feature but there may be many reasons for it not being implemented including the site owners wanting to encourage you to remain engaged with the site (sticky to it - it's a pretty standard thing for companies to do. you provide more features on the website to encourage people to visit it) or privacy reasons as people may be providing information in PMs that they would rather not make it to their email provider's servers or an email account they may share with partners etc or an email account which could get hacked thus exposing information to unauthorised people. I seem to remember seeing an enhancement request for this feature a couple of years ago but I guess it wasn't taken up.
Does this make sense ? As far as everyone says, it is implemented. ie you can't read messages without marking them as read. So the rest of what you write is pretty strange. On facebook you can have messages automatically forwarded to e-mail, which is handy as a reciever, but annoying as a sender who does not know whether it has been read or not.
Posted 16 March 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
stolenfaces
Does this make sense ? As far as everyone says, it is implemented. ie you can't read messages without marking them as read. So the rest of what you write is pretty strange. On facebook you can have messages automatically forwarded to e-mail, which is handy as a reciever, but annoying as a sender who does not know whether it has been read or not.
I believe you'll find they're saying the feature to read the text of a PM in the email notification is not implemented.
Posted 16 March 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
HowardJ
I believe you'll find they're saying the feature to read the text of a PM in the email notification is not implemented.
It's not a useful feature. How can you possibly read my post as being in favour of removing the 'message read' feature. The OP was presumably asking because she had a message that said it was unread, and wondered whether higher levels of membership could read without it being marked as read. The answer was no.
Posted 16 March 2014
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
stolenfaces
It's not a useful feature. How can you possibly read my post as being in favour of removing the 'message read' feature. The OP was presumably asking because she had a message that said it was unread, and wondered whether higher levels of membership could read without it being marked as read. The answer was no.
I suggest you try reading the OP original post. The answer from RedChecker was no there is no such feature. RedChecker then said it would be useful if the message preview feature on the site didn't mark the message as read. This is separate by related to the OP's question
Posted 16 March 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
HowardJ
I suggest you try reading the OP original post. The answer from RedChecker was no there is no such feature. RedChecker then said it would be useful if the message preview feature on the site didn't mark the message as read. This is separate by related to the OP's question
And I said (for the nth time now) that the message read feature is useful. And I said that your analysis of why this 'message read' feature existed was rubbish. Is that clearer ??
Posted 16 March 2014
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