Originally Posted by Len Backus
The main reason PM's exist at all on websites is to protect the privacy of the users. PM's are much less convenient that email because of the need to do so much extra clicking.
Since my email address is known, I just realized I may as well dump the inconvenience of PM and go all email.
There may be this type of bump for those who were in the midst of a PM string...
So email me please.
Will do. The PM also is helpful if your ISP email goes down, which happens fairly regularly with some users. In addition, PM's can't be used to download viruses or other problems, so many prefer them to email.
Finally, many peoples email may not work at work, or their work email may not be accessible from home, due to security issues with large corps email systems.