The private messaging feature allows you to message other forum users privately without relying on email or exposing email addresses. It functions similar to email, but is maintained within the forum platform and only between forum users.
To send a message, click on the userID of the person you want to message. On their profile page you’ll see a new module to:
You can access your private messaging mailbox by clicking on the icon. This icon will change to indicate when you have unread messages. Here you can:
By default, Private Messenger is turned on for all users. If you do not want to receive any private messaging you can disable the feature for your account under My Settings, Preferences, Private Messenger. Additional preferences can also be configured, including opting-out of email notifications for any received private messages.
We expect that this feature will complement the public forum activity. Let us know what you think.