Sending, forwarding, and replying to individual messages

Using Messages, you can send email to other site participants and reply to messages sent by other participants.

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Sending a message

To compose and send a message:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Messages.

  2. On the Messages screen, or while viewing the contents of a Messages folder, click Compose Message.

  3. Next to "To", use the list to select the individual(s) or group(s) you want to receive the message. To select multiple participants, use Ctrl-click (in Windows) or Cmd-click (in Mac OS X). You can also choose to send your message to the entire site, or to all users with a particular role (e.g., all instructors or all assistants).

  4. Next to "Send", use the radio buttons to choose to send your message either As Message or To Recipients' Email Address(es).

    Note: If you send your message using the To Recipients' Email Address(es) option, your message will go directly to the recipients' email addresses. Their Received folders in Messages will not receive a copy. However, a copy of your message will be saved in your Sent folder in Messages.

  5. Under "Label", use the drop-down list to change the priority status for your message.

  6. Next to "Subject", type the subject of your message.

  7. Under "Message", use the WYSIWYG editor to compose your message.

  8. Under "Attachments", you can attach a file from your local computer or from Resources, or specify the URL for a file on the web. For instructions, see Options for adding attachments.

  9. When you're finished, click Send to send your message, or Cancel to cancel your message.
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Forwarding a message

To forward a message to another recipient:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Messages.

  2. On the Messages screen, click Received to view the messages you've received.

  3. Find and click the message you wish to forward.

  4. Click Forward.

  5. The text of the original message is included in the WYSIWYG editor. To edit and send the forwarded message, follow steps 3 through 9 in Sending a message above.
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Replying to a message

To reply to a message someone sent to you:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Messages.

  2. On the Messages screen, click Received to view the messages you've received.

  3. Find and click the message to which you're replying.

  4. Click Reply.

  5. To compose and send your reply, follow steps 3 through 9 in Sending a message above.
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