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mailbox item duration?


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Silvermink
03.15.2012 , 03:03 PM | #1
Does anyone know how long items stay in your mailbox? I had some items there while I made space and now the mails are gone. I'm not sure if I removed them via the take all command, or if they poofed, but would like to know for future reference.

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Kabaal
03.15.2012 , 03:05 PM | #2
I can't help you with the duration but i can tell you that they get returned to the sender eventually. I get returned mails every so often on my Juggernaut with items that i can't even remember sending to alts that i haven't played for a while.
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03.15.2012 , 03:07 PM | #3
I think it's a month.

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PostalTwinkie
03.15.2012 , 03:09 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by JobuNabidabi View Post
I think it's a month.
I logged into my Juggernaut after not playing for a month and had items sitting in it, they were from "31 Days Ago".

So I either got really lucky, or it is a bit longer.
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ScarletBlaze
03.15.2012 , 03:10 PM | #5
I got mail returned from someone that hadn't been on for a month so a month sounds about right.
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Silvermink
03.15.2012 , 03:16 PM | #6
Month sounds right for unopened mails. These were opened but items not removed right away.

I also got a new mail the other day...30 days old. I empty my mailboxes daily so it must of visited every planet before I got it.

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AngelousWang
03.15.2012 , 03:21 PM | #7
Emails from the game (pre-order items or quest related ect) never run out, you can keep them forever.

Emails from players will return to sender (if they have money or items attached) after 35 days (game only counts days, it doesn't know weeks/months), or deleted if they have nothing attached.
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va_wanderer
03.15.2012 , 03:21 PM | #8
30 days from what I've seen from old mails expiring. If they have items, they're returned to sender.
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Silvermink
03.15.2012 , 03:31 PM | #9
Thanks for the info, I must of emptied them as they didn't go back to my other character.

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Dafpants
03.15.2012 , 06:19 PM | #10
It's 30 days.
After 30 days it will be returned to the sender (if there was one) for another 30 days.
This is why you may get "new" mail half-way down your mailbox which is 31 days old.

The official SWTOR in-game mails (CE goodies, pre-order crystal, Founder medal) never¹ expire.

¹ Well, it's been 3 months now and they're still there having a picnic at the bottom of my mailbox.
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