Sending a message to another user
You can send a message to other registered
users from the forum if they have elected to receive private
messages. Messages are sent through a form on the website and
are be delivered to the email address the user supplied at
registration. Replies to messages sent through the forum
are sent as regular emails.
1. Appropriate use of the messaging
The same rules regarding etiquette in the forum should apply to
We do not recommend that you disclose personal information in
Please be aware that if you exchange private emails with another
forum user, Parkinson's UK will not be able to view or access
these, and they will not be moderated.
If you think someone is using the email system inappropriately
please contact the forum moderator on firstname.lastname@example.org
Abuse of the messaging system will not be tolerated.
Parkinson's UK is in no way liable for any emails
sent through private messaging.
2. Opting in and out of messaging
If you wish to receive emails from other forum
users you must update your account settings. By default, forum user
accounts are set to not receive private messages through the forum.
You can change your preferences at any time.
To change your settings:
- Log into the forum.
- Click on the My account link
on the left of the page.
- Change the option 'Allow forum users to
message me privately?' from No to Yes.
- Ensure the email address you have provided here is the you
want to use for messaging.
- Submit your changes.
3. Sending a message from the
To send a message to another user:
- Click on the Send message link beside their
forum username when viewing a message the user has
- A form will be displayed if the user has elected to receive
messages. If they have opted out of messaging, the following
text will be displayed: This user has chosen not to receive
- Type your message into the form and click the
- The message will now be delivered to the recipient's email
- Note that your email address will be visible to the recipient,
and any replies to your message will be sent to you as a regular
Be aware that if you choose to send a message to another forum
user you will be sharing your email address with them. This applies
even if you have set your messaging preferences to 'NO'. To ensure
you NEVER receive a personal message from the forum you must also
never send any.
4. Receiving messages
Messages sent from the forum will arrive in your email box headed
Private message from [username] at Parkinson's UK
The sender's email address will also be visible.
If you reply to this message, your response will be sent to the
sender's email address as a regular email.
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