Private Messaging Overview
One of the things we think sets our Private Messaging (PM) tool apart is how it integrates with email. You can, in the 'Account' tab of your 'My Account' section of the site, set your PM preferences so you can get email in the following situations:
These features mean you can follow activity on IBD without actually being on the website directly. On IDB, the PM tool has become an extension into your email Inbox (if you want it to be). We love the feature. It makes it easy to track what's happening in the site. Think of it as a notification or as a a full conversation into your email inbox -- depending on what settings you choose.
Experiment with it. Choose what works for you. And most of all, Enjoy the site!