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Subject: How can I tell if a PM has been read or not?
Date Posted: 6/7/2012 8:14 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2010
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In looking at the page where it shows the PM sent by me, how do I tell if it has been read?  I've heard people mention it, but I don't remember how.

Date Posted: 6/7/2012 8:37 AM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2005
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Click on "unread".  Any items not read will have a little check in the box to the left.

Date Posted: 6/7/2012 8:41 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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Please note that it will always show unread until the message has been read on PBS.  Many members have smartphones and read their PMs there without ever viewing the message on PBS.

Date Posted: 6/7/2012 10:13 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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If they receive email notification, it can be read there and then the PM just ignored or deleted.

Date Posted: 6/7/2012 8:28 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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At the top of your 'sent messages' page, there's a button for 'unread'.  When clicked, it marks any unread messages (in red IIRC).

Date Posted: 6/7/2012 9:29 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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I don't always trust the"read" and "unread" designation, though. I have PMs that I know the other person read because they replied, but they're still marked as unread.