How to search a user on Computing.net?

February 27, 2010 at 01:08:32
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, a user on this site sent me an email asking a question about a problem I had a while ago. I know his username on this site, but I have no way otherwise of responding to his question.

So how can I send a message to a specific user, or how can I search for their user number?

Thanks.


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#1
February 27, 2010 at 01:46:08
... click >> http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/my...

... in the "Private Message Center" send message to the username


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.......ps.... I've just sent you a "pm"


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... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties
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#2
February 27, 2010 at 01:58:12
Thank you

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#3
February 27, 2010 at 12:39:23
re: a user on this site sent me an email....

How did he get your email address?


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#4
February 27, 2010 at 12:45:29
... if you send a "pm" there's an option check box in "settings" (<< click)

... "E-mail me when my post receives replies"

... "Allow users to alert me re: my posts"


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... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties
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#5
February 27, 2010 at 16:34:47
Thanks mavis...I am aware of that option.

However, it is the computing.net system that sends the email, not the computing.net user, as the OP stated.

If the system sent the email, then clicking on the link in the email would have taken the OP to the PM, where the Reply button could be used to communicate with the person who sent the PM.

The no way otherwise of responding to his question statement in the OP's post doesn't quite make sense.

Whether it was a email from the user (as stated) or a email generated by the PM system, the OP should still have been able to respond to the sender.


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#6
February 27, 2010 at 16:48:11
There was no link in the email. It just said "username" has sent you a message, and the message was written in the email. Then I spent a while on the site trying to work out how to search for that user so I could respond, but could only find searches for questions. So I posted here.

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#7
February 27, 2010 at 17:36:35
Interesting. That's not how I get notified of PM's or responses to my posts.

You must have some option chosen that I don't.

Based on your description, I like my set-up better. As I said, I just click the link in the email and then the Reply button in the Private message center.

No searching or manual entry of user names required.

Just curious...What is the Reply-to address of the email?


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#8
February 28, 2010 at 00:59:38
... I can'nt tell you as I hav'nt set mine up like that!

... something along the lines of c/n has contacted you no need to reply @ email

...@ c/n there's either a message in the private message centre or a number by your message list (if thats how you set it up)


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#9
February 28, 2010 at 03:24:16
I was asking the OP.

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#10
February 28, 2010 at 03:28:21
The email came from do.not.reply@computing.net. And a different reply-to address wasn't set.

As for how did he get my email address, I'm guessing he pressed Send Mail at this page.


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#11
February 28, 2010 at 04:50:59
... nice one "Rei"

... I did'nt know that function was there!

... if he used that function your email address should be sent to them, therefore you would of recieved their email address.

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#12
February 28, 2010 at 07:31:58
re: And a different reply-to address wasn't set.

I just set up a new UserName, set the options to allow email and sent it an email from this UserName.

I received an email with the Reply-To address set to email address I registered with.

I don't see an option to hide the Reply-To address from the recipient - and I wouldn't want there to be one.

If you really did receive an email with no Reply-To address available, I'd send a PM to Justin Weber asking him about it.

When you get an answer, please post it here. I'm interested.


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#13
February 28, 2010 at 14:32:38
"Username" IS the person's computing.net user name. He (or she) has been posting in these forums for years.

http://www.computing.net/answers/ga...


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#14
February 28, 2010 at 15:48:27
Even if the OP is talking about "Username" and not using that word generically, it still doesn't explain why he would have a received an email that didn't have a Reply-To address showing in the email.

I thought you had to have a valid (well, at least not blank) email address in order to be registered here. Wouldn't that email show up in the Reply-To field when "username" sent the email to the OP via computing.net?


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#15
February 28, 2010 at 18:59:55
"The email came from do.not.reply@computing.net. And a different reply-to address wasn't set."

Was the email something similar to -- You have received a new Private Message on Computing.Net. Use the link below to access it: ... http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/mycomputingmc...

"As for how did he get my email address, I'm guessing he pressed Send Mail at this page."

Either that or he'd PM'd you & you got an email in addition to the PM.

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