How do I send messages?
Accessing the Messages tool via the tools menu in the site
To access the Messages tool in a site, select the Messages link in the tools menu.
Accessing the Messages tool via Message Center in the site
The Message Center area in the Overview tool in the site displays the number of new messages in the site and also allows users to access the tool.
To access the Messages tool from the Message Center in the Overview tool in the site, select the New Messages link or the message number.
Accessing the Messages tool via the Message Center in My Workspace
By default, the Message Center area of the Overview tool on the Home page displays a list of all sites of which the user is a part, along with the number of new messages in each site, and also allows users to access the tool.
To access the Messages tool from the Message Center on the Home page, select the message number to the left of the site title in the Message Center Notifications area.
Sending a message
To send a message, select Compose Message in the menu bar near the top of the screen.
Select the To field to see a list of potential recipients. In addition to selecting one or more individual recipients, it is possible to select roles (which will send the message to all participants in that role) and groups (which will send the message to all participants in the groups).
To blind copy recipients (which will allow them to receive the message without seeing the other recipients), click the Add Bcc link.
Add a subject
Enter a subject into the Subject field. Messages must include a subject.
Enter text into the Message field.
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To add attachments to the message, select Add attachments and attach files using the browser window.
Send the message
To send the message, select Send.