Some questions about personal messages

I have a couple questions above personal messages:

  1. Is there a way to prevent users from deleting personal messages? Archiving / closing is OK, but I am trying to avoid users deleting messages for auditing purposes.
  2. Is there a way to allow another group besides admins to see personal messages? Even better would be allowing a specific group to view personal messages for users in a specific group. For example an “overseers” group could view all personal messages of a “overseen” group.



You could virtually prevent deletion by increasing the delete removed posts after parameter (which unfortunately would also affect regular posts)

That would required a plugin I’m afraid (in the same vein as the restricted plugin probably)


There is a setting I believe that can allow Moderators to be able to see Personal messages.

Though if using Groups better to use Group message pm vs standard pm for your purposes I think.