Private Messaging

Private Messaging
Desperate Sailors Private Messaging

Who Can Send  a Private Message
Only Full Members can send private messages.

How Do I Know If I Have Received a Private Message
When another member sends you a private message, an automated notification will be sent to the email address that you have registered on our system.

I Received a Notification, But There Was No Message
In the interests of keeping Desperate Sailors free of scams and spammers, all messages are read by Desperate Sailors Support. If we think it is spam or a scam, we delete the message immediately and ban the user.
You can read more about common scams by clicking on the Scams & Spammers link in the left column of this page or by clicking here.

How Do I Send a Private Message
Click on the member's profile that you would like to contact. Click on Send Message (below their profile photo).

How Do I Delete a Message
You cannot delete your messages. In the unlikely event that something untoward happens to you, we may provide access to your messages to the authorities in order to help them with any investigations.

How Many Messages Can I Send
There is a limit of one million messages. If you get near your message limit, please get a life and do some more sailing.

I am Being Harassed
There are two things you can do:
  • In the bottom right corner of the message, click on Report.
  • Click on the offending member's profile and in the bottom right corner, click on Block member (please report members that are harassing you).