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attachments on PMs

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AnninGlos Report 14 Jun 2012 15:45

Has anyone had any trouble downloading attachments on PMs. I did it OK last week but today have several and none of them work.


KenSE Report 14 Jun 2012 18:11

I tried to send an attachment last week but it didn't seem to accept it and the message did not get sent. As it wasn't particularly important and it was late I didn't investigate and report it at the time and then I forgot about it.

Tried it again just now (20012/06/14 18:37) and it worked OK.


AnninGlos Report 15 Jun 2012 16:03

Interesting Ken maybe a hiccup then.


JerryH Report 17 Jun 2012 10:57

Seeems very hit and miss to me.

I have only sent one file by PM and that got through OK
However someone did try to send me an Excel file a few months back which failed. Had to resort to exchanging via normal email.

Have also seen other cases where attachments have failed.

I am wondering if this is part of a deeper problem that Genes do not wish to admit to........ May explain why they have abandoned the Boards ??????


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 17 Jun 2012 12:06

It didn't work some while ago when I sent an attachment.


Porkie_Pie Report 17 Jun 2012 13:51

No matter what you are trying to do on GR their are errors that occur these errors differ but are just another sign of how GR has become a site that is no longer reliable,

I would strongly urge members to use their own software to back up their tree

attachments was a welcome addition to GR messages but if this becomes a problem just revert back to using your normal email as they don't have problems with attachments