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Offline Berlin-Bob

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Personal Messages (PM)
« on: Sunday 14 September 08 09:00 BST (UK) »
Personal Messages (PM) are a private e-mail system within RootsChat.
You can use PMs to send personal data to other RootsChat members.

As the name suggests, this data is private and can only be seen by the recipient.

New members must make three postings before being allowed to use the PM facility.

In general, there is no limit to the number of PMs you may send or receive,
(although we do hope you will empty your Inbox and Outbox regularly).

If you are sending PMs to new members who have less than three posts you will receive an error message, that your limit, or allowed number has been reached.
(note that it says your limit, although it refers to the recipient  :-\ )

Attachments are not allowed on PMs



How to send a PM:

1) General (first image)
At the top right of the screen you will see the message:

    Welcome back, XYZ, you have X messages, Y are new.

Click on the "X Messages" link
Click the "new msg" icon.
Click on the grey box "Find members"
Type in a name e.g. JoeSoap, and click "Search"
After it has found JoeSoap's address, click the blue link: JoeSoap and it will address the mail to that person.
(Repeat to add other recipients, if required.)
Type your message (using Preview and Spellcheck as often as you wish).
Send your message.

2) Through member's profile {second image (1,2)}
If you are looking at a posting from someone you want to send a PM to,
then go to the left of the posting, and click on the user's name (1) or the profile icon (2).
This will take you to the member's profile.
At the bottom of the profile page, click on Send this RootsChatter a personal message.

3) Through PM icons: {second image (3,4)}
If you are looking at a posting from someone you want to send a PM to,
then go to the left of the posting, and hover your cursor over the computer monitor (3) or over the little green scroll (4).
A little box should come up, saying "Personal Message (online)" (if they are currently logged onto RootsChat) or "Personal Message (offline)" if they are currently offline.
Click on one of these icons to send this member a PM.

NB:  the green scroll will not be visible if you are not allowed to send PMs.


How to read your PMs:

At the top right of the screen you will see the message:

    Welcome back, XYZ, you have X messages, Y are new.

Click on the "X Messages" link  to read your messages (PMs)

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