BODB Messaging

The BODB messaging system allows users to send and receive message to and from other users. When the currently logged in user has unread messages, a notification will be displayed in the to right corner. Click on this notification to display the Messages page. If the current user has no unread messages, a “Messages” link will instead be displayed that leads to the Messages page.

The top right corner of the BODB page displays new mail notifications

The top right corner of the BODB page displays new mail notifications


Viewing Messages

The Inbox tab of the Messages page lists all messages – read and unread. For each message, the sender is displayed along with their avatar, as well as the subject, a portion of the text, and the date and time it was received. After selecting messages by clicking on their checkbox, the user can delete, mark them as read, or mark them as unread by clicking on the appropriate button.

The Inbox tab of the Messages page

The Inbox tab of the Messages page

¬†Clicking on a message in the Inbox list will display the message view page containing the entire message. The options available from this screen are “Back to Inbox”, “Reply”, “Close” or “Delete”.

The message view page

The message view page


Replying to Messages

Clicking on the “Reply” button on the message view page will display a form for a message reply. Fill in the subject and body and click the “Send” button to send the message or “Cancel” to cancel.

The message view page while replying

The message view page while replying


Viewing Sent Messages

Sent messages can be viewed in the Sent tab of the Messages page. Click on the message in the list to view it in its entirety.

The Sent tab of the Messages page

The Sent tab of the Messages page


Composing a New Message

To compose a new message, click on the “Compose Mail” link on the Messages page. This will display a blank form for writing the message. The “To” drop-down box will contain a list of all the other users in the system. Selecting a user will display that user’s avatar image. Fill in the subject and body and click “Send” to send the message or “Cancel” to cancel.

The message compose page

The message compose page