Messages from other members and account notifications

Understanding messages & notifications

Notifications can be found by clicking on the notifications link in the main options drop down menu. They are notifications about activity associated with your account such as messages you recieve, gifts, contact requests and system messages.

Why do I keep seeing new notifications when no new notifications have come through?

Some notifications will remain in your list even when you have read them. We suggest that you clear your notifications list regularly by either deleting individual notifications or the entire notification set. Message that are read are logged and will not flag up as new notifications.

How does the messaging system work?

When you have accepted contact with someone or they have accepted your contact request, you can message them by clicking on any of the [message] buttons or links on their profile. For each of your contacts, you will have a message thread containing all your messages. When you go to your messages page, you will see a summary of all your threads and contacts. Each one will have a large symbol representing the current message status.

  • Tells you that the other member is still awaiting for a reply from you.
  • Tells you that you were the last to respond to the thread and it is pending a response from the other member.
  • Tells you that you have a new message.

When you click on the thread summary box, you will be taken to the message area where you can respond or delete individual messages.

To delete the entire thread, go back to the thread summary box and select the delete icon. This will remove all messages but keep the other member as a contact.

Why do I keep getting a spam notice?

We automatically tag certain messages with a spam notice. This does not necessarily mean the message is from a spammer. It is just to notify you that messages that are similar could be from spammers and you will need to use your own judgement. Messages that are highlighted are those that are repeated, contain telephone numbers or email addresses.