Communicating with other members

Personal messages

Personal messages are a private message system for forum members. It works much like email. Your personal message centre has an Inbox and an Outbox. You can also organise messages into groups.

Where do I find my personal messages?

There’s a link near the top of every page to your personal messages.

Personal messages link


  • You can send a personal message to up to 5 people. You can send 8 personal messages an hour
  • You can send a message to a member by clicking the personal message symbol.
  • Use the ‘Find members’ link to search for members. Type a letter + * to list members whose names begin with that letter – eg M* to list members beginning with M.
  • Personal messages are completely private.
  • To have your personal messages emailed to you, go to ‘My details’ the ‘Personal messages’ and check the ‘Email me when I receive a personal message’ option.
Published: December 20, 2010
Last edited: December 20, 2010