"Message not sent"... Handcent is different

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    So today I got the "message not sent" notification after ignoring a draft message and can't make it go away with Messenger (the stock SMS app). Now I know what you're thinking, "use the search tool there's already like 100 threads on this with the solution!" And you're right, there are.
    But, the solution given is based on an older version of the Handcent SMS app, where you go to Menu>Menu Plus>Undelivered Messages. Problem is "Menu Plus" doesn't exist in the current version. So, does anyone know how to get to the undelivered messages (if possible anymore) or know of another SMS app that will allow me to delete the offending thread? Thanks!

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    Well, I haven't used the app "Handcent SMS" you are talking about but I still think if you feel like the application was performing the exact way previously and after the recent update menu plus disappeared then why don't you try clearing the cache and the data store by the application. Try heading over to Settings>application manager> Tap over the Handcent SMS all done ! :)
     
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    Couple things. Is Handcent your default text application? If so try doing as described above but go to stock messaging app, instead of Handcent, and clear data/cache there if the described in post above does not work.
    Be aware though, deleting data in either/both will delete all texts/mms on your phone so do a backup first if there are any important ones

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    Okay, I don't think I was clear enough in my original post. I use the stock messenger app and I got an error that said "Message not sent" and if I click the notification, it just takes me to the messenger inbox. So I search online and on this forum for a solution. And the consensus was always: download the Handcent app, go to menu>menu plus>undelivered messages and delete the message there. And it works and the problem is solved. However these threads are all 2+ years old.

    I downloaded the Handcent app. And tried to follow the instructions, but found the menu layout has changed. So now I'm not sure if I can even use that solution or I'm stuck with this annoying notification popping up every time I open my messages.
     
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    Well, if these threads are 2+years old then why I am seeing that this thread was created just yesterday ??? :eek: It seems way more weird to me !
     
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    To answer your question, yes the instructions should still work regardless of how many updates this app has had over the years. The same basic rules apply. As mountainbiker mentioned, go in and clear your cache and data. Also, if you use a third party messaging app, you'll always need to go into your stock messing app and disable notifications to keep from receiving duplicates and prevent any conflicts between the two. Good luck and let us know how you make out.

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    Eaglescout, I'm having the same exact issue.

    The problem is, with the current version of Handcent, there doesn't seem to be anywhere to view the "Undelivered Messages" to delete them as many people have done in the past to solve this problem. Handcent used to be the solution to delete these messages that the phone is continuously trying to send.

    So our question is: What app can we use to view and delete the undelivered messages to fix this error? Clearing cache/data does not work.

    Thanks!
     
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    Clearing cache/data in your default Messaging app doesn't work? I'm thinking that SMS/MMS messages are also stored in the database elsewhere as well but will need to look, but make sure you cleared data for Messaging app and not Handcent since the issue occurs there.
     
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    Try this:
    Open Handcent
    Hit the three dots in the upper right corner, then select settings
    Hit Send message settings
    Scroll down to Delivery report
    Toggle between Undelivered and Successfully delivered records
    Trash any undelivered messages
    Carry on.
     
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    As Riff Raff said, you have to do those steps now to open undelivered messages. More steps involved, but same end result.
     
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    Your post confirms that the problem is universal most of the users are experiencing the same problem. I would say why don't you guys try writing this directly to the developer of the application.
     
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    I started an account simply to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :D
    That "message not sent" really pissed me off. I deleted as you said, no more issues.
    I also uninstalled it since I don't need another messaging app.

    Thanks for doing researching this for us. Much love.
     
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    OMG YES YES YES! Thank you! I downloaded Handcent to try the 'old' Undelivered messages fix too and found that option wasn't there anymore. Thanks for poking around and figuring out its new hidden location and then posting this. That message was getting DAMN ANNOYING!
     
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