--- a/branches/2.6/cgi-bin/yabb2/Sources/InstantMessage.pm
+++ b/branches/2.6/cgi-bin/yabb2/Sources/InstantMessage.pm
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@
 use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);
 our $VERSION = '2.6.0';
 
-$instantmessagepmver = 'YaBB 2.6.0 $Revision: 1435 $';
+$instantmessagepmver = 'YaBB 2.6.0 $Revision: 1473 $';
 if ( $action eq 'detailedversion' ) { return 1; }
 require Sources::PostBox;
 require Sources::SpamCheck;
@@ -1385,7 +1385,7 @@
 
     ##  moved sender's reply marker here, open the sender's inbox and mark 'replied'
     if ( !$FORM{'draft'} && $isBMess ) {
-        fopen( INBOX, "$memberdir/broadcast.messages" );
+        fopen( INBOX, "<$memberdir/broadcast.messages" );
         my @inmessages = <INBOX>;
         fclose(INBOX);
         fopen( INBOX, ">$memberdir/broadcast.messages" );