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How to View and Send Private Messages

Private messages can be accessed in one of three ways:

  1. From the Home Page
  2. From the Alerts Menu
  3. From the User Control Panel

From the Home Page
Access your private messages from the Home Page by selecting the Private Messages Hyperlink in the upper right-hand corner of the home page:

From the Alerts Menu
Alerts listed in the Alerts hyperlink in the upper left-hand corner of the home page will list alerts for both replies within threads, and private messages. See the Alerts help item for more details.

From the Control Panel The User Control Panel includes a full message control panel. Access the User Control Panel from the upper left of the home page.

The Private Messages controls are found at the top of the User Control Panel. This should look very similar to a typical e-mail control panel.

From this control panel, you can view messages in your inbox, review items in your sent folder, view saved drafts, and delete messages. You can even create folders to better organize your private messages, and download some or all of them.

When downloading your private messages, you can choose HTML, plain text, or spreadsheet CSV format. The first two will likely open the results in your browser, while the last will give you a Save As dialog. To save the HTML file, use your browser's Save Page As option. To save the plain text file, copy and paste the whole thing to a text file. If you save as a spreadsheet CSV file then open it in Excel, you will probably need to select the whole message column and enable word wrap in the cell formatting.

Members are limited to a total of 1000 private messages, and can send each message to up to ten recipients at a time.

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private_messages.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/13 11:34 by karen_henry