Add a new Search feature/box to the Private Messages section of the UCP. The Search box will allow members to search the text of their PM's.
- Allow members to easily locate important messages.
- Help members efficiently organize their messages by having the option to select/move/delete multiple messages at once.
- Saves server space since members will be able to mass delete messages (now that they can easily locate similar messages).
A quick Search box could be displayed below the "New PM" button (that's visible upon clicking the "0 new messages" link). Having the Search box here would be a great convenience location.
The main Search link (Search messages) can be above the "Rules, folders and settings" link (which is currently on the left-hand-side of the screen). Upon clicking the link members will be taken to the advanced PM Search screen.
The advanced Search screen could be similar to the advanced Search of the Forum.
Search Query - The top/main Field will obviously be "Search for keywords".
Search Query - The next option can be to Search "Received Messages" or "Sent Messages"
Search Query - There should be an option to "Search for Author"
Search Options - This will be similar to the way the advanced Search is for the Boards except instead of "Search in forums", the options will include any/all of the Folders that the respective member created.
Search Options - A "Search Within" option to search "Message subjects and message text" (which would be the default), "Message text only" or "Message subjects only"
Search results should include the "Mark" check box (which is currently located to the left of all PM's) - to allow the ability to select multiple messages at once for an action (similar to how PM's are currently displayed). Likewise, the "Action" drop-down-menu should be below the search results (similar to how it's currently displayed below the messages). The current Action arguments can also be duplicated.