Saturday, 7 November 2009

Private messaging

One of the main reasons to join and take part in ESC is to make contacts with other English speakers in Cologne.

Allowing ESC members to send you private messages on the site (without exposing your email address) is easy.
  1. When signed in click the "Settings" link.
  2. In the pop-up window choose the "Messaging" tab.
  3. Check the "Allow site members to send messages to your email address" (you can also change the email you use here).
  4. Optionally check the "Receive newsletters" check box.
  5. Click the "Done" button.
ESC members can now private message you from the "Send a message" link in your profile. When someone does that an email is sent to you by the site: containing the message plus a link to the sender's profile.

If you do not want to receive mail through ESC you can change that at any time by going through the same steps and un-checking the relevant box.

If you have sent mail to someone and they do not respond Don't be sad .. ...
  • May be that they are using an email which they don't check? (make sure you use an email address you check in your site settings!).
  • The mail may have been diverted to a persons spam folder if the haven't had mail through the site before. Come back and sign in to ESC! A note shows to let you know that a message has been sent to you.
  • Does your profile contains enough information? Show you as a real person? e.g. an image of you is best as an icon image.
  • Interact more with people on the site first: the site wall, reply to other comments, arranging a time to chat, coming out to meet-ups.
Note: If you are SPAMMED by a member, let us know: spammers are not welcome, we will ban people who send spam.
Banned users cannot sign in, do not show as members and have their comments removed.