***PLEASE NOTE, PRIVATE MESSAGES CAN ONLY BE SENT TO OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS IF THEY ARE FOLLOWING YOU***
Using messages and private discussions limits your audience to only the people you want.
Messages and private discussions show up in the Inbox of only the people you send them to. These are useful features, but the power of EO is that nearly all topics in the community can be helpful to others, so try to keep things public whenever possible.
To send a message to someone, click the Send Message button from your Inbox or select Message from the create menu:
You can also message someone directly from their profile page (if they are following you):
After your message is sent, the receiver will see it in their Inbox. From there, the receiver can respond directly.