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How do you make a Mailbox work?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Katrena, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Katrena

    Katrena Sage
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    My house is set to private and I have a Mailbox that can be accessed without coming onto the property. The setting is set to Anyone, but people that try to use it get the message that it is secure. How are the Mailboxes suppose to work?

    Thanks, Katrena
     
  2. kongomongo

    kongomongo Lore Master
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    People cannot "open" them, they can only drag stuff into them.
     
  3. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    Instructions are here:
    http://uo2.stratics.com/items/holiday-special-items/holiday-items-2007-2009

    http://uo.stratics.com/uoherald/news/news.php?newsid=962

    While neither of those specify, I believe your house has to be 'public' for the box to work. The house doors, of course, can be set to allow only friends, co-owners etc access.
     
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  4. Kelly O'Brian

    Kelly O'Brian Journeyman
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    All said is right. House security settings regulate the access to the mailbox for drop ins. Whereas Mail box security settings regulate the access for the clearance of the box.
     
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  5. Olahorand

    Olahorand Slightly Crazed
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    And this is one very stupid thing, that the house security settings override basic access of items like runebooks, bulletin boards, crystal portals and mailboxes on outer stairs.
     
  6. Queen Mum

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    One other point ... Mailboxes need to be 'secured' and not 'locked' when placing them. Has to be 'secured' in order for other players to drop something in it and if house is private, only those who have been granted access to house or friended can drop things in ...

    hope that helps ... mailboxes are a wonderful item added over the years.
     
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  7. Kelly O'Brian

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    Believe me, Olahorand, some see that fact as a blessing. A mate was stalked by a player constantly filling up his mailbox with trash. In those situations you want to be able to set the access on a char by char basis (via the house menu).
     
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