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New Feature: Private Messages

Today we're launching one of the features most requested by community members: private messages.

You can now send and receive messages with other Trailspace members without exposing your email address. Here's how it works:

Sending a message

Sending a private message is easy:

  1. To send a message to another member, simply navigate to his or her profile page (by clicking on the person's avatar in a forum post, or via the "People" tab at the top of any page, for example).
  2. On the member's profile page, click the "Send a private message" link (as shown at right).
  3. In the resulting form, enter a subject line and message. You can use all the formatting tools you normally use in the forums here.
  4. When you're done, click the "Send" button.

You can also send a message from your private messages inbox. To get there, just click on the "messages" link in the upper-right corner of any page on the site. Then click on the yellow "Send a new private message" button.

Reading messages

To read and reply to messages, or to compose a new message, go to your private messages inbox by clicking on the "messages" link in the upper-right corner of any page on the site.

This link will also indicate how many unread messages are waiting for you.

You don't have to log into Trailspace to check for new messages. When somebody sends you a message, you'll receive an email notification that includes a link to view the message on the Trailspace web site.

Replying

Replying is easy. At the bottom of every conversation, there's a form for you to type your reply.

 

Note: You will need to be logged into your account to use any of the private message functionality. Login or register here.


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Comments

trouthunter
MODERATOR TOP 25 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
884 reviewer rep
3,432 forum posts
April 17, 2011 at 7:37 p.m. (EDT)

Dave....you are the man!

Thanks.

mikemorrow
314 reviewer rep
1,124 forum posts
April 17, 2011 at 7:49 p.m. (EDT)

Very nice. Can we delete our email adderess from the profile?

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
471 reviewer rep
2,913 forum posts
April 17, 2011 at 7:54 p.m. (EDT)

Very nice. Can we delete our email adderess from the profile?

You still need a valid email address associated with your member profile.

However, you can always choose to hide your email address and Real Name from other members: http://www.trailspace.com/member/edit-profile.html

Email addresses and real names, even when made public to other members, are never viewable to non-members.

Rick-Pittsburgh
1,633 reviewer rep
3,962 forum posts
April 17, 2011 at 9:29 p.m. (EDT)

I saw this feature up in the corner of the home page so I sent myself a test message. I thought I was dillusional for a second. Works great.

azrhino
38 reviewer rep
395 forum posts
April 17, 2011 at 11:31 p.m. (EDT)

WOW this is a nice. Not only can I talk to myself, now I can send myself text messages too!

Nice added feature, THANX

gonzan
MODERATOR REVIEW CORPS
658 reviewer rep
2,137 forum posts
April 18, 2011 at 9:01 a.m. (EDT)

Very, very cool, Dave. I second Trout's comment :)

N2DaWild
122 reviewer rep
69 forum posts
April 18, 2011 at 2:02 p.m. (EDT)

An extra benefit and feature. Thanks 

denis daly
72 reviewer rep
1,046 forum posts
April 22, 2011 at 10:35 p.m. (EDT)

Dave seriously " You ARE THE MAN" wow off the site for a week and you go crazy dave..Your awesome...Great job and I hope your not stuck behind a monitor..

speacock
10 reviewer rep
459 forum posts
April 24, 2011 at 11:33 a.m. (EDT)

I think it is a great idea.  With the usual social problems, I suspect.

Well now THIS is handy.  Got my first connection from the new service. Its nice to know opportunities are still within grasp of those that seek.  Hope she/he hikes as well.

"Hello dear,
My name is xxxx, single searching for true love relationship as i saw your page here  (http://www.trailspace.com) and i became interested in you and i will like to know more about you and if you don't mind to mail me back here (xxxx) then i will reply you with my pictures and tell you more about myself. Awaiting for your mail.
With best regards
xxxx."

iClimb
121 reviewer rep
582 forum posts
April 24, 2011 at 11:33 a.m. (EDT)

lol speacock I got that one too

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
471 reviewer rep
2,913 forum posts
April 24, 2011 at 11:41 a.m. (EDT)

That account is now banned as a spammer.

We'll be looking at the best way to enable members to communicate with each other, while preventing as much spam and other unwanted communications as possible.

Ghetto Hiker
0 reviewer rep
19 forum posts
April 24, 2011 at 11:20 p.m. (EDT)

April 24, 2011 at 10:38 a.m. (EDT)

maka2131@hotmail.com
...................................
Hello dear,
My name is Maka, single searching for true love relationship as i saw your page here  (http://www.trailspace.com) and i became interested in you and i will like to know more about you and if you don't mind to mail me back here (maka2131@hotmail.com) then i will reply you with my pictures and tell you more about myself. Awaiting for your mail.
With best regards
Maka.

 

Got this message and just wanted others to know that it is ALL over the web. Its either a hacker or someone really desperate. Beware!

mahoosucmayhem
63 reviewer rep
190 forum posts
April 25, 2011 at 5:35 a.m. (EDT)

Ghetto Hiker

I got that too. 

speacock
10 reviewer rep
459 forum posts
April 25, 2011 at 4:08 p.m. (EDT)

Dang, thought I had a chance!  Probably wouldn't have carried my stuff tho.

GaryPalmer
200 reviewer rep
3,925 forum posts
April 25, 2011 at 4:11 p.m. (EDT)

 

Very nice, I just noticed it this morning with a couple messages and read and replied. Great!

GaryPalmer
200 reviewer rep
3,925 forum posts
April 25, 2011 at 4:11 p.m. (EDT)

 The message from Maka

Yes I got that too.

Ghetto Hiker
0 reviewer rep
19 forum posts
April 26, 2011 at 6:40 a.m. (EDT)

sorry`to have dashed any of your hopes :) Some letters like massages don't always finish with a "happy ending"

N2DaWild
122 reviewer rep
69 forum posts
April 26, 2011 at 1:02 p.m. (EDT)

In reference to Maka..............haha - The E World is full of PHISHERMAN/ PEOPLE.....

speacock
10 reviewer rep
459 forum posts
April 27, 2011 at 11:19 a.m. (EDT)

I think the message feature is a great addition here.  It can be managed so long as all cooperate in keeping the flames down and the conversation civil.  Just like backpackin'.

lazya4
0 reviewer rep
167 forum posts
May 3, 2011 at 12:59 p.m. (EDT)

i really like the private messages but how do you delete them?

Mazama
0 reviewer rep
90 forum posts
May 3, 2011 at 1:21 p.m. (EDT)

..I'll second that..

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
471 reviewer rep
2,913 forum posts
May 3, 2011 at 1:24 p.m. (EDT)

Go to your list of messages.

If you don't want to see a conversation again, click on the X on the right at the end of that conversation.

It will be gone for good.

lazya4
0 reviewer rep
167 forum posts
May 3, 2011 at 2:04 p.m. (EDT)

alicia 

thanks much dan

Callahan
245 reviewer rep
1,469 forum posts
May 4, 2011 at 9:48 p.m. (EDT)

what about a feature that shows and or takes you to the last post you have read or the next post to read in any thread ?

Dave MacLeay (Dave)
TRAILSPACE STAFF
234 reviewer rep
924 forum posts
May 20, 2011 at 9:17 a.m. (EDT)

Callahan said:

what about a feature that shows and or takes you to the last post you have read or the next post to read in any thread ?

Sorry for the late reply. That's something that's on my wishlist, but there are a couple significant data storage and retrieval challenges that mean it probably won't happen for a while.

Callahan
245 reviewer rep
1,469 forum posts
May 20, 2011 at 1:31 p.m. (EDT)

Thanks Dave,  this has been very helpful.

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