Can someone tell me, how do I request to delete a private message I sent by accident to a wrong user?

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I wrote a PM for another IMDB member who is a friend of mine. Unfortunately, I sent the PM to the wrong user in my list. Before I realised my mistake the message was already sent. The PM contained some personal details I don't want another user to read. Is there any way an IMDB admin can delete that message from that user's inbox.?
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T F Snow

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Posted 3 years ago

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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Hi T F Snow,

Sadly, once you send a PM on IMDb, there is no way for you to recall or delete the PM. However, the recipient can delete the message.

I recommend that you send another PM to the person to whom you mistakenly sent the PM asking them to delete that message before reading it.

I do not believe that an IMDb staff member can delete specific PMs.
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Henry C., Employee

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Just to confirm what Dan said: once a PM has been sent, it can't be deleted. It's like sending an email, there's no way to 'undo' that action.

Sorry.