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  • #8852

    Several times recently I have received messages from users – presumably as a result of them clicking on

    If you have any questions or comments please contact Ron Davies

    – which contain the message twice i.e. the full text of the message repeated. I assumed finger-trouble for the first one but having now received four different messages from different people, all of which show the same duplication, I suspect that the duplicate may have been generated by the system somehow and not the user!
    Between the ‘original’ text, which starts:

    The following message has been sent to your Davies Family Trees user account from xxxxxx xxxxxxx
    Subject: xxxxx xxxxx

    … and the ‘duplicate’ there are two lines showing the name and e-mail address of th sender::

    Your Name: xxxxx xxxxxx
    Email Address: [email protected]

    Clearly it’s not a major concern but is it a bug?

    Ron in France Website: kiwitrees 3.3.11; PHP 8.0.14

  • #8855

    I have also experienced this from a number of separate users exactly as you say.

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  • #8856

    Clearly it’s not a major concern but is it a bug?

    That depends on your definition of a “bug”. The current design of messages is pretty much unchanged since PGV days. I can’t confirm, but believe this “odd” duplication has always been there. So by my definition it is “designed” rather than a bug.

    But that doesn’t make it right of course, and I agree with your question.

    Messaging overall is something I am working on for (hopefully) the next release. So the duplication will disappear as part of that process.

    For information there are a few issues behind the messaging sub-system re-write:

    • The current “php_mail” library has issues with latest PHP versions, so needs to be replaced.
    • The code for messaging is extremely convoluted so needs to be simplified.
    • Part of simplification will be to remove the internal storage of messages (sorry Ron, but the response to this subject a few months ago showed you are the only kiwitrees site actively using it 🙁 ) Existing stored messages will not however be deleted. Up to you what you do with them.
    • I anticipate removing ALL the messaging type options and just defaulting to “kiwitrees sends messages without storage”.
    • There will be a clear option for each user to opt out of receiving emails (except system generated ones like new passwords etc). (i.e. the current “Preferred contact method” = “none” setting
    • The currently broken html mail option will be fixed by changing the library used. (
    My personal kiwitrees site is
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