Send A Personal Message
PM is equivalent to writing an email in digital format or a conventional letter. There is only one sender and one or several selected recipients, which means that the message is personal and can only be read by those seleced users. PM can be used to exchange any kind of information that is desired, e.g. about content, projects, blogs, or discussions in awarenet as well as unrelated matters. All the messages that you receive and send are stored in your inbox and outbox, so that they can be read again any time.
To send a PM or message click on "Inbox" in the main menu. In the main column you will find all messages that have been sent to you. In the side column is listed how many read and unread messages are in your inbox and how many messages you have sent and are now in your outbox. Below that you will find a list of contacts, who are other users that have already sent a message to you or received one from you. Now, you click on "Compose" in the submenu. A new page opens:
Type a title for your message into the first text field. The title should contain a keyword for the text message that you are going to send and helps you and the recipient to sort and find messages easier. Next, you choose the recipient, i.e. the person to whom you want to send the message. In the text field next to "Search" you type the name of the recipient and click on the ">>" button. awarenet will show you a list of possible users. Choose the user you were looking for by clicking on the arrow next to the user, not on the name or thumb. If you accidentally clicked on the wrong person's arrow, remove the recipient by clicking on the "X". If you want to send the message to several users, add more recipients in the same way as you added he first one. Then, you type the text message that you want to send into the large text field. You can edit the text with the little icons above the text field. Finally, you click on the "Send" button. If you change your mind and don't want to send the message click on the "Cancel" button.
To send a message to one of your existing contacts you can click on the [send message] link next to the desired contact in your contact list.
To read a message click on "Inbox" in the main or in the sub menu. All the messages that have been sent to you will be listed in the main column. You are able to find information about the sender, possible additional recipients and about the content, which is indicated by the subject or title of the message. Additionally, you can see when the message was sent and if you have read it already or not. If you click on the subject of the message, the message will open and you will be able to read the text.
To reply to a message open the respective message as described above. Below the message you will find a "Send Reply" button. Click on it. Now, you can compose your reply in the same way as you would compose a regular message (see above), except you don't have to add a title or subject or recipient. However, you can add additional recipients or change the subject if you wish. Then, you click on the "Send Message" button. If you change your mind and don't want to send the message click on the "Cancel" button.
To delete a message open the message as described above. Below the message you will find a "Delete" button. Click and done.
If you want to read a message that you have sent to another user click on outbox in the submenu. Here are all your sent messages listed. You are able to find information about the recipients and about the content, which is indicated by the subject or title of the message. Additionally, you can see when the message was sent. Click on any subject to open and read a message.